Custodial Worker

Custodial Working


Position Overview

DOI relies on dedicated Custodial Workers to keep sites and facilities looking their best and ready to serve the public every day.  From cleaning floors to changing light bulbs and removing trash, these hard-working employees make sure that DOI buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and comfortable.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Indian Education
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate is dependable, detail-oriented, and can follow instructions and take pride in keeping facilities clean.

Work Environment

Most work is performed in indoor areas but involves moderate physical effort and some exposure to dirt, dust and chemicals.

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Entry:

    • Emptying trash receptacles
    • Mopping and sweeping floors

  • Mid:

    • Cleaning visitor centers, office areas, corridors and restrooms
    • Dusting furniture and polishing metal fixtures
    • Keeping restrooms clean and well stocked with supplies

  • Journey:

    • Polishing floors and shampooing rugs with power buffers and carpet cleaners
    • Using ladders or scaffolds to change light bulbs or clean windows
    • Performing minor maintenance tasks on powered cleaning equipment
    • Stocking and moving supplies

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Strengths by Level

  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
  • Physical Strength and Agility
    Ability to bend, lift, climb, stand, and walk for long periods of time; ability to perform moderately heavy laboring work.
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
  • Self-Management
    Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
  • Stamina
    Exerts oneself physically over long periods of time without tiring (which may include performing repetitive tasks such as data entry or coding).
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
  • Teaching Others
    Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6
  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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    Entry 1-2
    Mid 3-4
    Journey 5-6

Common Pathways

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Maintenance Mechanic

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