Title:  VVH Senior Institutional Custodian

Application Deadline Date:  07/01/2024
Req ID:  47631
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $16.65


The VVH Senior Institutional Custodian is a leadership position within the Custodial/Housekeeping/Laundry Department at the Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH), a skilled nursing facility. Duties will include working in laundry and custodial, conducting audits, inventory, training new employees, addressing employee concerns and submitting a daily report to the supervisor. At times, you will have to reassign staff during an assigned shift. The ability to work cooperatively is essential. 
We currently have two (2) openings for this position. The hours for one of the positions are 6am to 2:30pm, and the hours for the second position are 11am to 7:30pm. Both include working weekends and holidays. There are times when the position may require that you be able to work the other shift due to the operating needs of the facility.


VVH is an experienced residential and healthcare campus for Veterans. The staff of the Vermont Veterans' Home work as a team to fulfill America's promise to care for our country's Veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents. To truly fulfill the promise, we offer clinical care and a wide range of services that are recognized as Best in Class for their effectiveness in patient-centered care. Together we strive to create an environment that provides our residents with the dignity and respect that they so rightfully deserve.


For more information about the Vermont Veterans' Home, please visit this site.


As of July 14, 2024, the step 1 rate for pay grade 15 will be $17.40 per hour. The starting pay rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Who May Apply

This position, VVH Senior Institutional Custodian (#47631), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Patricia Parker at patricia.parker@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Any person who has had a charge of abuse, neglect or exploitation substantiated against him or her OR who has been convicted of an offense for actions related to bodily injury, theft or misuse of funds or property is not eligible under the Vermont Veterans’ Home licensing requirements. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including Vermont and national criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks where applicable.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a nursing home environment, including office, common areas and patient care areas. Ability to work under stressful conditions required. Incumbents must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather. Good physical condition and ability to climb ladders and lift heavy weights and equipment (up to 40 lbs.) is necessary. Positions may be day or evening shift. Weekend shifts are required. Some overtime may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of building custodial work, including floor care.


Two (2) years or more of experience as VVH institutional custodian.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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