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Department of Health Services
Custodian - AM & PM positions available 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02851

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CUSTODIAN 20-02851

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Pay for this position is $12.49 per hour, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 03/08.
Nicole Lee, Human Resources Specialist,
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89161 -  239  CUSTODIAN 
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The Department of Health Services (DHS) is currently accepting applications for multiple custodian positions at Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) and Central Wisconsin Center (CWC). MMHI and CWC are conveniently located on the north side of Madison and offers a beautiful campus environment, convenient free parking and an onsite workout facility.

MMHI is an inpatient psychiatric facility with one outpatient program. CWC is one of three State-operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF-IDD) which provides residential care and active treatment for approximately 200 individuals.

DHS also offers a top-rated benefits package including enrollment in the state retirement plan, paid time off and excellent health insurance.

Note: The register established as a result from this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies as they occur over the next 6 months or longer. Interviews will be scheduled every few weeks.

* * Both AM and PM positions are available * *

These positions work primarily 8 hour shifts and may have rotating days off and some weekends are required.

Available AM shifts includes:

5:00 am - 1:30 pm

6:00 am - 2:30 pm

7:00 am - 3:30pm

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The available PM shift is:

2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Position Summary:   

The custodian is responsible for performing a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks at Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI) or Central Wisconsin Center (CWC). Duties include, but are not limited to: operating automatic cleaning equipment, such as automatic scrubbers, sweepers, and wall washers, wet/dry vacuums, and carpet cleaning equipment; stripping and sealing of floors; cleaning of toilets, showers and furniture; shoveling snow; and replacing light bulbs.

Special Notes:   

All applicants will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

These positions have physical requirements which may include but are not limited to lifting up to 50 pounds, standing, climbing, bending, reaching, and twisting. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by Mendota Mental Health Institute, Central Wisconsin Center, or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


This position requires the following:

  • Ability to work scheduled hours as needed, which may include weekends, holidays, early morning or early evenings, and overtime as needed.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, and able to accept work assignment changes as needed.

  • Ability to follow proper safety standards when using chemical cleaning agents.

  • Ability to use cleaning tools and appropriate sanitizing procedures.

Well-qualified candidates will have:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and using problem solving processes.

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy, or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans' hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance Page on the WDVA Website.

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