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State of Colorado Custodian I - Fitzsimons Veterans Living Community Center in Aurora, Colorado

Custodian I - Fitzsimons Veterans Living Community Center

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Custodian I - Fitzsimons Veterans Living Community Center


$18.24 Hourly


Aurora, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

ILG 00188 05/17/2024


Colorado Department of Human Services


OAADS - Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons

Opening Date


Closing Date



Determined by Position

Type of Announcement

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Primary Physical Work Address

Fitzsimons Veterans Living Center 1919 Quentin Street Aurora, CO 80045

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Contact Information


How To Apply

Please submit an online application for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado. Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

Department Information

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefit package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details! (https://dhr.colorado.gov/state-employees/state-of-colorado-employee-benefits)

Office of Adult, Aging, and Disability Services

Colorado Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons

Colorado Veterans Community Living Center (VCLC) at Fitzsimons is a beautiful 180-bed, skilled nursing facility serving Colorado’s veterans. We strive to honor and respect those living in our community through companionship and person-centered care while providing a comfortable and safe place to live. At Fitzsimons, we provide long-term care, short-term rehab and have a secured memory care neighborhood, and are conveniently located on the medical campus with UC Hospital and the Aurora VA Medical Center. Fitzsimons celebrates a low 18% staff turnover rate and substantial longevity among staff.

Visit us online at: www.colorado.gov/cdhs/veteranshomes/fitzsimons

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Description of Job

Duties of the Custodian include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs daily cleaning, sanitizing, and servicing of assigned work area by sweeping,

dust-mopping, wet-mopping, vacuuming, restroom cleaning, etc.

  • Performs daily detail cleaning of assigned area by washing wall, doors, frames, sills,

windows, baseboards, fixtures, furnishings, ceilings, vents, and light fixtures.

chemicals, and equipment

  • Performs project floor work consisting of buffing, scrubbing, stripping, waxing, and sealing of hard floors surfaces

  • Performs bonnet cleaning, spot cleaning, shampooing, and extracting of carpeted floors

  • Uses appropriate disinfectant cleaners, chemicals and equipment and meets chemical labeling requirements

  • Collects and disposes of trash and bio-hazardous waste by properly containing and transporting to proper disposal locations

  • Participates in moving furniture, appliances, equipment manually and by use of moving equipment.

  • Replaces light bulbs and assists with minor building repairs

  • Cleans and services equipment

  • Maintains custodian closet, and stocks and distributes supplies throughout the units and main building following par levels

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications :

Three months of experience performing custodial work

Your experience must explicitly include this experience in order to be considered for the position, so please list custodial duties performed in previous positions, if applicable.



Preferred Qualification :

  • Experience in a long-term care/assisted living environment

  • One year of experience working as a custodian

  • Working with biohazardous waste

Conditions of Employment:

  • Full background check

  • Must complete a Tuberculosis Test and obtain vaccinations, as required by the state and facility

  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted U.S. driver's license

  • Must be able to work shift work, which may include day, evening, and night shifts, as well as holiday & weekends, as needed

  • May be required to use, handle, or have exposure to hazardous materials: Proximity to moving, mechanical parts; exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; exposure to electrical shock; and/or working in highly exposed places

  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must (1) disclose that information on the application (2) provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position, (3) provide the employee number from the applicant’s prior State employment. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination and failure to provide this information will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

    Appeal Rights:

    If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

    An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

    For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#how-to-apply)

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact annette.torrez@state.co.us (melissa.critchfield@state.co.us) .

About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

    *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

    information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .

    Our Values:

    We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans .

    Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

    We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

    Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

    We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

    Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.


    Toll Free Applicant Technical Support (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#technical-support)

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.


Do you possess a valid, unrestricted U.S. driver's license?


How many years of experience do you have in a long-term care/assisted living environment?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 - 2 years

  • 2 + years


    How many years of experience do you have working as a custodian?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 - 2 years

  • 2+ years


    Have you ever worked with biohazardous waste?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please indicate which of the following shifts that you would prefer to work, if both shift times are available:

  • 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • I am available to work either of these shifts.


    This position requires shift work, including weekends, evenings, and holidays. Please select all of the following options that you are typically available to work:

  • Weekdays

  • Weekends

  • Holidays


    Earbuds are not permitted in the residents care area. Can you work with limited use of your cell phone?

  • Yes

  • No


    To ensure cleanliness of the facility this may include the lead and manager checking and inspecting your area of responsibility. Please acknowledge you agree to this.

  • Yes

  • No


    I have acknowledged that my email and phone number is accurate. I will check my email/spam frequently for messages concerning the interview and hiring process.

  • Yes

  • No


    If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your Employee Identification Number (EID) and/or the years that you were employed with the State.


    Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position.


    The bottom of this job announcement provides links to additional information on how to apply, the assessment process, toll free applicant technical support, and about how the State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Please acknowledge below that you have read the information provided in these links.

  • This information is available to me and I have read this information.

  • I am unable to access the links with this information on the job posting. (If you select this option, please contact the recruiter, whose information is listed on this announcement, so that they can send this information directly to you.)

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