Title:  BGS Institutional Custodian - Sign On Bonus!

Application Deadline Date:  04/29/2024
Req ID:  49083
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Essex, VT, US

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


Buildings & General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has an exciting opportunity with room for growth as an Institutional Custodian. These positions are assigned to the new River Valley Therapeutic Residence in Essex. These positions will provide custodial and grounds maintenance for the new residential style facility located in a quiet country setting. A valid driver’s license and multiple background checks are required.


There are 2 full-time positions. Please indicate if you have a shift perference on your application.

  • 6am to 2:30pm, Sunday through Thursday. This is an interim position.
  • 12pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. This is a permanent position.

The Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) is a diverse organization with over 340 employees serving state agencies and department within State Government.  BGS provides the facilities services required for all state agencies and departments to accomplish their missions. 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 video to learn more about a career with 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 #49083), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Thomas Pendris at thomas.pendris@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.

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 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

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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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