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CUSTODIAN I - $3,250 Sign-on incentive - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center

Company: Colorado Department of Human Services
Location: Glenwood Springs
Posted on: March 9, 2023

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CUSTODIAN I - $3,250 Sign-on incentive - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
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CUSTODIAN I - $3,250 Sign-on incentive - Rifle Veterans Community Living Center
$15.00 - $19.79 Hourly
Garfield County, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Colorado Department of Human Services
Job Number
ILD 00037 02/07/2023

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    Department Information
    $3,250 Bonus Incentive!*
    This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
    Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
    Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services
    CO State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle
    The Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle is located on Colorado's western slope in the scenic Colorado River valley. Rifle offers a mild climate, with plenty of clean mountain air and beautiful blue skies. Amidst this setting, the State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle provides 89 beds of skilled nursing care, including a 18-bed Special Care Unit for residents with Alzheimer's Disease or related conditions. Serving veterans, their spouse and eligible "Gold Star" parents, we are committed to caring for the whole person by addressing the personal and social needs of each resident, as well as their physical and medical requirements. All staff members of Rifle are committed to providing a life of qualify and dignity for every resident. At the Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle, our staff is known for showing love and compassion to our residents. Giving residents a hug, holding their hand or sitting next to them on them on the arm of a chair are just a few of the ways we give care that comes from the heart.
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    Description of Job
    This is a full time position working various shifts, weekends and holidays.
    Please note: These working arrangements are subject to change.
    This position exists to provide a safe, clean, and sanitary facility which is well maintained and comfortable for the residents which reside here. This work unit also exists to assist in compliance of all required Federal, State, and local rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of a health care facility.
    This position will provide the hands-on service of cleaning, disinfecting and will assist in the overall process of controlling odors which are prevalent in a health care facility. This position also restocks cleaning supplies as needed and performs all floor maintenance as required while honoring and respecting those living and working in our home through companionship, empowerment and individualized care while preforming custodial/ housekeeping assignments that meets the unit's purpose and needs.
    Job Duties:

    • Perform daily cleaning, e.g. sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal, sanitizing, etc. per Facility needs and assignments per Universal Precautions and all established Facility Safety Standards.

    • Cleans and dusts room light fixtures, bathroom light fixtures and hallway lighting.

    • Cleans and disinfects all furniture, handrails and door hardware.

    • Cleans, dusts door frames, stairwells, fire extinguisher cabinets.

    • Cleans windows inside and out.

    • Descales pipes and fixtures, buffs floors.

    • Performs laundry as assigned: handle, sort, load, unload, fold, assign, hang, iron, stock, label and distribute Resident's laundry and Facility Linen, etc.

    • Utilize approved disinfectants, cleaner, detergents, bleaching agents, soft/sour agents, spotters and associated chemicals.

    • Know and understand the programming of all laundry equipment.

    • Keep work related records.

    • Follow all established facility safety standards.

    • Other duties as assigned.

      Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
      Minimum Qualifications:
      Six (6) months of custodial experience (part-time experience will be prorated) in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Work Experience must be clearly documented in the work section of your application.
      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Understand mixture and safe care of chemicals to include mixing, using and disposing of cleaning chemicals including understanding of the environmental issues involved in handling, different cleaning products

      • Following proper sanitation procedures for restrooms including disinfecting urinals, toilet bowls, washing restroom partitions, walls, floors, showers and bathtubs

      • Managing large scale cleaning projects in a cooperative team environment

      • Paying attention to detail, strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple tasks

      • Working in a team environment to complete daily workloads and provide support when necessary outside of assigned areas

      • Excellent customer service skills to include communicating with and responding to all level of employees

        You must provide a detailed description of your work experience and qualifications that describe how you meet the required qualifications.
        Highly Desirable Competencies:

        • Building Relationships

        • Customer Service

        • Dependable

        • Honest

        • Problem solver

        • Team Player

          Conditions of Employment:

          • Applicant must submit to and successfully complete a full background check and drug screening (Fingerprinting and CAPS).

          • Must submit to a TB Test.

          • Applicant must be able to work shifts such as day, evening, and night shifts to include holiday and weekends, as needed.

          • This position is designated Essential Services and must report to without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

          • Must use chemicals associated with laundry processed and general housekeeping process

          • Ability to understand and apply information available on SDS (Safety Data Sheets). Must be able to be on feet for 8 hour shift and work with a variety of chemicals such as bleach, cleaning solutions, etc.

          • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

          • On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.

          • Employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of first dose prior to providing care.

          • Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

          • Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact

            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 (, 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 ; 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 under Rules.
            Supplemental Information
            *Sign-On Bonus
            Upon approval, a sign-on incentive based on position, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 (prorated if a part-time position), will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when the new employee starts at CDHS, 180-day anniversary and 270-day anniversary with CDHS. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select high-need positions.
            How to Apply (
            The Assessment Process
            For additional recruiting questions, please contact
            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 ( (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 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

            • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

              *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
              information, go to .
              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 or call 1-800-929-0791.
              Toll Free Applicant 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:
              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.
              Please list any commercial cleaning equipment you have operated and describe your experience in keeping equipment clean and in safe operating condition. If you have no experience performing this task, please put N/A.
              Describe your experience performing proper sanitation procedures for restrooms including disinfecting urinals, toilets bowls, sinks, washing restroom partitions, walls, and floors. If you have no experience performing this task, please put N/A.
              Describe your experience providing secondary label for mixed chemicals. If you have no experience performing this task, please put N/A.
              Are you willing and able to perform frequently a level of physical exertion which includes climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling and reaching?

              • Yes

              • No

                Are you willing and able to lift in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, 50 lbs. of force frequently and 20 lbs. of force constantly?

                • Yes

                • No

                  Do you have Custodial experience working in a healthcare, institute or nursing home environment.

                  • Yes

                  • No

                    Are you willing and able to work in Rifle, CO?

                    • Yes

                    • No

                      Are you willing and able to work all shifts?

                      • Yes

                      • No

                        By clicking below, you acknowledge that your name will be removed from the eligibility list should you decline to interview or decline an offer.

                        • I acknowledge that my name will be removed from the eligibility list should I decline to interview or decline an offer.

                          Are you a current or previous State of Colorado employee?

                          • Yes

                          • No

                            If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number and 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.

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                            • 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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                              1575 Sherman St. Denver, Colorado, 80203
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