• Custodian - Region II

    Location US-MA | US-MA-Worcester
    Region II
    Posting Date
    USD $33,337.65/Yr.

    This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


    Region II includes the following Courts: Ayer District, Clinton District, Concord District, Dudley District, East Brookfield District, Fitchburg District, Fitchburg Superior and Law Library, Framingham District, Gardner District, Marlborough District, Milford District, Newton District, Uxbridge District, Westborough District, Worcester Trial Court


    This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.


    The Trial Court is committed to:


    • fair and impartial administration of justice;

    • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;

    • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment with policies and practices that strengthen and support diversity, equity, and inclusion;

    • efficient, effective, and accountable resolution of disputes;

    • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.



    The Court Facilities Department provides for the management and maintenance of 63 state-owned courthouses located in ten counties of the Commonwealth. The Department is committed to administering effective property management, and for ensuring the delivery of quality services necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of all of the facilities which it maintains.






    This series is responsible for performing a variety of duties related to cleaning and the up keeping of orderly conditions of courthouse premises and is responsible for providing custodial and janitorial services. The higher level requires the performance of increasingly more responsible and varied work which requires greater knowledge of cleaning chemicals, surface types, the utilization of power/mechanized cleaning equipment, and providing direction to less senior staff.  Employees are hired at the entry level position and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position titles within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher level position titles.



    Custodian I - This is the entry level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to clean and keep courthouse premises in an orderly condition by providing custodial and janitorial services.


    Custodian II - This is the second level position title within this series. Employees at this level are expected to have a complete knowledge of cleaning chemicals, industrial cleaning methods, and the utilization of automatic cleaning equipment. Employees are also expected to function as a lead person on project work, and perform small motor/equipment repairs.



    Receives immediate supervision in performing structured but not always routine work. Limited discretion is required.



    Custodian I Duties:


    Keeps a building in clean and orderly condition by performing a combination of activities including cleaning assigned areas;


    Maintains the cleanliness and appearance of floors by sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming;


    Washes interior surfaces of buildings such as walls, ceilings, windows, etc. using appropriate supplies and equipment;


    Empties waste receptacles and disposes of refuse;


    Dusts and polishes furniture;


    Performs related duties such as loading and unloading equipment and supplies from vehicles; moving furniture in rooms for special functions or meetings;


    Performs outside duties such as washing windows, sweeping walks, shoveling snow, and picking up trash;


    Performs related duties as required.


    Custodian II Additional Duties:


    Utilizes advanced custodial equipment such as automatic cleaning equipment, snow blowers, and lawn mowers;


    Complete knowledge of cleaning chemicals, surface types, industrial cleaning methods, etc;


    Performs minor repairs to building;


    Performs small motor/equipment repairs;


    Functions as lead person on project work;


    Performs related duties as required.


    Ethics and Values

    Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Court Facilities Department and the Trial Court.


    Understands, upholds, and communicates the Trial Court and Court Facilities Department missions.

    Applied Knowledge

    Understands standard facility management methods, codes, and operational best practices.

    Problem Solving

    Accurately assesses custodial problems of a routine nature and initiates corrective action.

    Continuous Learning

    Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve himself or herself through training and making use of new methods and equipment.

    Commitment to Diversity

    Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

    Customer Service

    Contributes to a departmental environment emphasizing conduct that is courteous and professional toward both Trial Court employees and the public.


    Works with others cooperatively, and demonstrates teamwork, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared goals.


    These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Custodian I


    Custodian I Requirements:


    One to three years experience in basic custodial / janitorial duties.


    Ability to perform physical labor, and follow oral and written instructions.


    Knowledge of methods followed in building custodial work.


    Knowledge of types and uses of materials, tools, and equipment used in building custodial work.


    Physical stamina and endurance.


    Custodian II Additional Requirements:


    At least two years experience as at the entry level position, working with automatic cleaning equipment and industrial cleaning methods.


    Ability to perform physical labor, and follow oral and written instructions.


    Knowledge of methods followed in building custodial work.


    Knowledge of types and uses of materials, tools, and equipment used in building custodial work.


    Ability to give direction and instruction to less senior staff.





    Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.


    If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.


    No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.





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