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Veterans Affairs, Department of

Custodian, Veterans Home at King - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02460

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
CUSTODIAN 19-02460

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting wage is $12.00 per hour, plus an attractive benefits package. This position is in pay schedule-range 03-08. For current or eligible former State employees, compensation will be set in accordance with the WI Compensation Plan. A 12-month probationary period may be required.
J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-266-3344,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Home are met.
Assessment Information:
89161 -  232  CUSTODIAN 
Preview Assessment  

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVHK), is currently recruiting for multiple Custodian positions, to clean and sanitize assigned building areas on the WVHK campus. WVHK is a skilled nursing, long-term care facility that specializes in providing comfort, support, and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses. The facility is located on the picturesque shoreline of the Chain O'Lakes, off Highway 10 between Stevens Point and Appleton. The list of qualified applicants created from this recruitment may be used to fill Custodian vacancies which occur in the next six months.

This agency is committed to serving Wisconsin’s veteran population. Our positions offer an excellent work-life balance and a team-oriented atmosphere. This rewarding full time position offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.

For general information on State employee benefits click here.

For general information about positions in Wisconsin State Government click here.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website. Qualified veterans with a 30%-or-more, service-connected disability are eligible for non-competitive appointment to permanent positions in classified civil service under s. 230.275, WI Stats. For information on how to apply under this provision, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. Current State employees are not eligible for non-competitive appointment.

Position Summary:   

Join the Custodial Services team that keeps WVHK’s living and recreational areas as clean and enjoyable homelike environments for Wisconsin veterans!

The Custodian performs manual semi-skilled work associated directly with the performance of a variety of custodial tasks such as cleaning, sweeping, mopping, waxing, vacuuming, dusting, emptying trash, etc. Work is performed under the guidance of a Custodian Lead or under the supervision of a Custodial Services Supervisor.

These Custodian positions work a standard schedule of Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., plus rotating weekends and holidays.

For a copy of the complete job description, click here.

Special Notes:   

This position requires the ability to work in the conditions of the job (e.g., climbing, reaching, bending; performing sustained physical activity; occasionally exerting an excess of 100 pounds of force; using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); working with loud, shaking and/or vibrating equipment; working on ladders and/or scaffolding, etc.).

Due to the nature of the position, WDVA will conduct criminal background checks prior to an offer of hire.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis test.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.


Minimally-qualified applicants will have experience:

  • Cleaning; and
  • Using safety practices/controls; and
  • Following instructions/standard operating procedures; and
  • Working as a member of a team; and
  • With interpersonal communication

Well-qualified applicants will also have experience operating and maintaining manual and motorized equipment.

How To Apply:   

To be considered for this position, you must complete the online application process. For instructions, refer to the following link: How Do I Apply Online and Take an Online Assessment? You will be required to attach a current resume and confirm your interest in the position.

Your resume is considered a job screening tool and will be used to determine your qualifications related to the job. After the set deadline, resumes will be reviewed by one or more job experts and qualified candidates will be asked to take part in the next step of the process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application, which will not be considered.

If you are unable to complete the application due to a disability or have questions regarding the process, contact J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, at or 608-266-3344.

Current or former state employees, who are eligible for transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement into a position assigned to pay schedule-range 03-08, should complete the online application and assessment process.


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