Custodian I- Penobscot County

Penobscot County






Job Title:  Custodian I

Hours: Full Time (40 hours)

Department:  Facilities

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt (hourly)

Reports to:  Facilities Director

Approved By:  County Commissioners

Pay Scale: $15.52-$19.62/hour

Date: January 24, 2023


POSTING DATE: January 24, 2023


CLOSING DATE: February 7, 2023


HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume, letter of interest and application to or:


County of Penobscot

Attn: Human Relations

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME 04401


Applications can be found at: or the Administration Office located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building, 97 Hammond Street or by calling (207) 942-8535 x2207


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Facilities Director, the primary function of this position is to perform all housekeeping and cleaning duties within the Penobscot County Campus Facilities, excluding inside the secure portions (where inmates/unescorted trustees are present) of Penobscot County Jail, and assist the maintenance staff with general housekeeping and cleaning of the campus grounds.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Follow cleaning guideline/rotation as directed by Director
  • Communicate with coworkers and assist, if necessary, to ensure the needs of the County are being met


Knowledge/Skills/Experience required:

  • Must be a team player, and have an excellent attitude toward working in a diverse setting
  • Must be willing/able to work as part of a team, but also work alone, with minimal supervision
  • Must be familiar with modern cleaning methods, materials, tools and equipment
  • Safe use and operation of equipment and chemicals used in janitorial and custodial work
  • Follow all safe work practices, including, but not limited to, Bloodborne Pathogens protocols
  • Respond promptly to requests of internal and external clients; provide needed information, assistance, training, materials and resources
  • Plan, organize and prioritize own work to meet deadlines and accomplish assigned tasks within established timelines including maintaining accurate records and files
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during performance of job duties
  • Be flexible and receptive to change
  • Understand and apply principles, techniques and procedures required for effective job performance
  • Must be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to complete repetitive motions for an extended period of time
  • Must be familiar with and know when to use Personal Protective Equipment
  • Must be physically capable to lift, bend, crouch, climb, sit, twist, walk and exert one’s self for extended periods of time.  
  • Must be able to stay focused in a distracting environment
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties



  • Successfully pass a full personal, criminal, and motor vehicle background check.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 5years experience preferred, but willing to train the right person.


Scheduled Hours:

The position is a 40-hour work week Monday through Friday, 3 pm - 11pm.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Sitting- Occasionally
  • Standing/walking- Continuously
  • Waist bending- Frequently
  • Neck bending- Frequently
  • Squatting- Rarely
  • Climbing- Rarely
  • Kneeling- Rarely
  • Crawling- Rarely
  • Neck twisting- Continuously
  • Waist twisting- Continuously
  • Pushing/pulling- Continuously
  • Reaching- Continuously
  • Lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs.- Occasionally
  • Repetitive hand use- Frequently to Continuously
  • Grasping- Frequently
  • Fine manipulation- Rarely
  • Hand and arm twisting/turning- Frequently
  • Computer operation/writing – Rarely, depending on assignment


Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 



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