Part Time Custodian - Cumberland County


Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international companies.  The County has over 400 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the County residents.  Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager runs the daily operations.


The purpose of this position is to provide routine custodial, grounds keeping, and interior and exterior maintenance work in connection with the care and upkeep of the Cumberland County emergency management agency complex.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License
  • General knowledge of cleaning materials and methods.  
  • Basic knowledge of trades including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.  
  • General knowledge of lawn maintenance.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.  
  • Ability to perform maintenance and repairs to buildings and equipment.
  • Basic skills in performing preventive maintenance on buildings and equipment.


  1. Performs general cleaning and housekeeping within the building(s), including waxing and buffing floors, vacuuming carpets and rugs, cleaning restrooms, emptying trash, dusting and general cleaning of offices and furniture, and refilling rest room supplies.
  2. Performs interior maintenance including replacing light bulbs.  Performs spot cleaning carpets, light carpentry, gluing chairs, and repairing door locks.  Performs minor plumbing repairs to toilets, sinks, and drains.
  3. Performs light grounds keeping including mowing grass, removing snow and ice from sidewalks, entrances, and exits, cleaning windows, raking leaves, removing sticks and trash, etc.
  4. Responsible for all physical aspects of the building including cleaning, setting up   for special events, and building security when the supervisor is absent.
  5. Assists with snow removal in parking lots.
  6. Assists with miscellaneous projects requiring handyperson skills.
  7. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce.  Come join our team and culture of engaged employees.  Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success.  We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and training opportunities.


This is a 25 hour a week part-time position.  Pay range starts at $15.45 hour, depending on qualifications and experience.


Applications accepted until position is filled. For a complete list of responsibilities, or to download an employment application, please visit This position will remain open until filled.


Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and Employment Application via mail, fax, or email to:     


Human Resource Department

142 Federal Street, Suite 110

Portland, Maine 04101

FAX: 207-871-8378


Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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