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Department of Veterans Affairs
Custodian, Veterans Home 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00745

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Racine, Waupaca
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CUSTODIAN 20-00745

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting wage is $12.24 per hour, plus an attractive benefits package. This position is in pay schedule-range 03-08. For current or eligible former State employees, pay on hire will be set following the rules of the WI Compensation Plan. A 12-month probationary period may be required.
J Lea Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-266-3344,
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Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Homes are met. First review of resumes will be on 04/16/2020.
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89161 -  237  CUSTODIAN 
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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is currently recruiting for multiple Custodian positions at our Wisconsin Veterans Home at King and Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove. These positions clean and sanitize assigned building areas on the Home campus. Our Homes are skilled nursing, long-term care facilities that specializes in providing comfort, support, and professional medical services to elderly or disabled veterans and their spouses. Our King Home is located on the picturesque shoreline of the Chain O'Lakes, off Highway 10 between Stevens Point and Appleton. Our Union Grove Home is located a short drive from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and other key locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsinís veteran population. Our positions offer work-life balance and a team-oriented atmosphere. These rewarding full-time positions offer 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.

Position Summary:   

Join the Custodial Services team that maintains clean and enjoyable living and recreation areas for Wisconsin veterans!

Under the general supervision of the Custodial Services Supervisor and with day-to-day guidance of the Custodian-Lead, this position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing patientcare and non-patientcare areas. Duties include washing, dusting and mopping; operating power floor cleaning equipment; and moving furniture. All work is performed following standard safety principles and practices and the Home's custodial standard operating procedures.

Performing the job duties requires climbing, reaching and bending; performing sustained physical activity; performing heavy work, including occasionally exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force; operating loud, shaking and/or vibrating equipment; and working on ladders and/or scaffolding.

These Custodian positions work a scheduled eight hour shift Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., plus rotating weekends and holidays. To view the full job description, click here.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of the positions, WDVA will conduct criminal background checks prior to any job offer.

Employment in this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis (TB) 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

Well-qualified applicants will also have experience:

  • Operating and maintaining manual and motorized equipment; and/or
  • With interpersonal communication

How To Apply:   

To be eligible for consideration for these jobs, complete the online application process. For instructions, click on this 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 screening tool and will be used to determine your job-related qualifications.

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 hiring process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application, which will not be accepted.

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.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veteransí 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.

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