Title:  BGS Institutional Custodian - Sign On Bonus!

Application Deadline Date:  10/02/2023
Req ID:  45973
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.51


Buildings and General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has an exciting and unique opportunity with room for growth as a BGS Institutional Custodian at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital located in Berlin. This position is responsible for general cleaning work for a 25-bed inpatient facility. Duties include cleaning and disinfecting clinical areas, carpet cleaning, caring for and maintaining hard floors, as well as office cleaning.


There are currently two positions available. Please indicate in your application is you have a shift preference.

  • First position: Monday through Friday, 3pm to 11:30pm, with some holiday coverage required.
  • Second position, Saturday through Wednesday, 6:30am to 3pm, with some holiday coverage required.


BGS is a diverse organization with over 340 employees serving state agencies and departments within state government. BGS provides the facilities services required for all state agencies and departments to accomplish their mission. As part of the Operations and Maintenance Division you will be an essential team member and part of the largest division in BGS. Please watch this brief video to learn more about working for BGS.


This position is eligible for a sign-on and retention bonus of up to $1000! Only new hires employed by BGS as a BGS Institutional Custodian in the location specified in this job posting are eligible for this bonus program. Please contact the hiring manager listed below for the full details of this program.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Institutional Custodian (Job Requisition #45973), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jonathan Rutledge at jonathan.rutledge@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a hospital or rehabilitation environment, including office, classroom, and patient care settings. Direct interaction with patients or residents may be extensive, leading to potential exposure to infectious disease or physical injury. Duties may, at times, extend beyond the normal daytime and work week hours. 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 60 lbs.) is necessary. Some overtime may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more experience of building custodial work that included floor maintenance tasks such as stripping and waxing floors and carpet extraction.


Two (2) years as a BGS Custodian II. 

Special Requirements

Some positions in this class require a valid driver’s license and own transportation for travel between work locations. 

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.

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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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.