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Title:  BGS Institutional Custodian

Application Deadline Date:  08/17/2022
Req ID:  35682
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $16.32


Buildings and General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has a unique opportunity with room for growth as a BGS Institutional Custodian working at the Vermont Psychiatric Care (VPCH) facility in Berlin.  This environment is in a secured area and requires cleaning around patients and staff.  The ability to work as part of a team is required. This is a full-time position, and the schedule is Saturday through Wednesday, 6:30am to 3:00pm. This position requires a successful completion of multiple background checks.

At BGS you're contributing to a team that provides safe and healthy working environments for those that live and work in Vermont. Please watch this brief video to learn more about working for BGS.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Institutional Custodian (Job Requisition #35682), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jonathan Rutledge at
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.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed during an assigned shift at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital or other secure institutional facility. 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.

Duties are performed in a hospital or rehabilitation environment, including office, classroom, and patient care settings. Direct interaction with patients 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. Off-grounds travel may be required for which private means of transportation must be available.

Minimum Qualifications

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


Two years as a Buildings and General Services Custodian II.

Special Requirements

Some positions in this class may require a valid driver's license and/or own transportation for travel between work sites.

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.