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Janitor I

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Chelsea Soldiers' Home is currently seeking experienced candidates to fill open Janitor I positions.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Keeps buildings in clean and orderly condition by performing a combination of activities including cleaning assigned areas and making minor repairs to buildings using hand tools and equipment.

  • Maintains the cleanliness and appearance of floors by sweeping and mopping and by utilizing building custodial equipment such as polishers, buffers, vacuum cleaners, and carpet shampooers.

  • Washes interior surfaces of buildings such as walls, ceilings, windows, furniture, shower chairs, fans, shower trolleys, walkers, beds, bedside tables, over bed tables, mechanical wheelchairs, vents etc. using appropriate supplies and equipment.

  • Responds to emergencies such as spills or floods and assists in clean-up.

  • Empties waste and recycling receptacles and transports contents to appropriate areas.

  • Cleans toilets, lavatories, utility rooms, laundry rooms, patient rooms, dining rooms, elevators, offices etc. using appropriate supplies and equipment.

  • Transports soiled linen to holding area and transports clean and dirty laundry to appropriate areas.

  • Removes and re-hangs window draperies and bed side curtains.

  • Operates elevators to pick-up and deliver clothing, laundry, equipment, etc.

  • Maintains grounds around buildings by cutting grass, raking leaves, weeding, and thinning flower beds or gardens etc.

  • Performs outside duties such as washing windows, sweeping walks, shoveling snow and ice from walks/stairs/ramps and fire escapes, picking up trash.

  • Performs related duties such as loading or unloading equipment and supplies from vehicles, moving furniture, setting up furniture and assemble furniture such as beds, desks, and cabinets etc.

  • Attend departmental training, annual orientation, safety training etc. as required.

    This position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting, and carrying heavy objects, working outdoors or indoors in all types of weather, working under conditions of hazard, such as slippery or wet floors. (Janitor I's may be required to work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, or nights.)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Six months to one year of janitorial experience.


    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, lift, and carry heavy objects, work indoors or outdoors in all types of weather, work under exposure to hazards.


      • This position has been deemed as an Emergency Personnel Position. During a declared State of Emergency and in non-emergency situations/adverse weather, it will be necessary to report to work.


        The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea is a multidimensional health care and housing facility first established in 1882. Our mission is to serve eligible Massachusetts veterans with dignity, honor and respect by providing long-term and skilled nursing care in our long-term care facility and delivering comprehensive housing services in our domiciliary facility. Chelsea proudly serves veterans from all eras; from World War II through the Global War on Terror.


        A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

        Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

        Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

        If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

        For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

        Applicants should upload a cover letter and resume for the Janitor I Requisition.


        First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

        Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

        Special Requirements: None

        Comprehensive Benefits

        When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

        Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!

        Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

        An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

        The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

        Official Title: Janitor IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest StreetJob: Equipment, Facilities & ServicesAgency: Soldiers` Home MassachusettsSchedule: Full-timeShift: MultipleJob Posting: Jan 4, 2023, 3:28:26 PMNumber of Openings: 10Salary: 34,480.94 - 43,173.26 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: William Herbert ; - 6176603443Bargaining Unit: 02A-SEIU L888Confidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Chelsea , Janitor I, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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