Title:  Veterans' Home Institutional Custodian

Application Deadline Date:  07/07/2024
Req ID:  29703
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $15.18


The Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH) is currently seeking to hire Institutional Custodians. These positions may include housekeeping and/or laundry job duties. Housekeeping duties are mopping, sweeping, dusting, trash removal, cleaning of living spaces and common areas. Laundry duties include laundering linens and personal clothing, sorting, and folding, delivery and pickup of laundry as well as operation of laundry machines.

The hours for these positions are 6am to 2:30pm and include working weekends and holidays. Flexibility is important as there may be times when you might be required to work 11am to 7:30pm to accommodate the 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 13 will be $15.86 per hour. The hourly rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Who May Apply

This position, VVH Institutional Custodian (#29703), 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.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
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.

Class Definition

Routine manual work involving custodial, housekeeping, and laundry duties at the Vermont Veterans’ Home, including on the secure, certified dementia unit. Work assignments are received in the form of oral or written instructions and are subject to inspection while in progress or upon completion. Work is performed under the supervision of a Custodial or Administrative supervisor.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed during an assigned shift at the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather. Good physical condition required. Considerable standing, walking, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects may be required. Weekend and evening hours may be required. Duties are performed in a nursing home environment, including office, common areas and patient care areas. Direct interactions with patients may be extensive, leading to potential exposure to infectious disease or physical injury. Incumbents must be prepared to drive a vehicle in all types of weather.

Minimum Qualifications

No specific education or experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one (1) year of experience as a custodian or housekeeper in a health care or other institutional setting.

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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