Pueblo Diversified Industries

Job Title
Fort Carson Custodian
Employee Category
SCA Non-Exempt / SCA Individual in Service
Reports To
Fort  Carson Project Manager
Date Created or Reviewed
April, 2016


Pueblo Diversified Industries (“PDI”) is a mission-driven Colorado Nonprofit Corporation whose many customers and stakeholders include individuals with a disability receiving services (“individuals served”), commercial, business and government entities.  Our intent with each interaction is to provide service which is in full compliance with all applicable regulations and which is ethical, accurate, timely, informed and delivered in a professional and respectful manner.  The health and safety of individuals served and the complete satisfaction of our business partners are our daily focus.




The Fort Carson Custodian (“Custodian”) performs work under the authority of the Fort Carson custodial contract (“contract”) and follows all supervision, direction and oversight to meet contract-related guidelines, provisions and goals.




·         Safety

o    Follow procedures in the safe use of chemical cleaners and power equipment

o    Follow safety procedures to check electrical appliances and equipment prior to use

o    Notify supervisor with recommendations about equipment repair and replacement

o    Follow all safety rules, policies and procedures

·         Custodial

o    Mixes and prepares cleaning solutions according to manufacturer specifications and PDI safety guidelines

o    Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and polishes floor

o    Cleans rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture

o    Dusts furniture and equipment

o    Polishes metalwork

o    Washes walls, ceiling and woodwork

o    Washes windows, door panels and sills

o    Empties wastebaskets

o    Transports trash and waste to disposal area

o    Replenishes bathroom supplies

o    Sweeps, mops, scrubs and vacuums hallways and office space

o    Transports small equipment or tools between departments

o    Sets up tables and chairs in lunchroom, work centers and other areas as required




To perform the job successfully, a person should demonstrate the following competencies:


·         Adaptability

o    Adapt to changes in the work environment

o    Manage competing demands

o    Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events

·         Analytical

o    Synthesize information

o    Collect data

o    Use intuition and experience to complement data

·         Attendance / punctuality

o    Consistently at work and on time

o    Arrive at meetings and appointments on time

·         Oral communication

o    Listen and get clarification

o    Respond well to questions

o    Participate in meetings

·         Written communication

o    Write clearly and informatively

o    Able to read and interpret written communication

·         Customer service (internal and external, including co-workers and individuals served)

o    Respond promptly to customer needs

o    Solicit feedback to improve service

o    Respond to requests for service and assistance

o    Meet commitments

·         Delegation

o    Set expectations and monitor delegated activities

·         Dependability

o    Follow instructions and respond to management direction

o    Take responsibility for own actions

o    Complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan

·         Design

o    Generate creative solutions

·         Diversity

o    Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences

o    Promote a harassment-free environment

·         Ethics

o    Treat people with respect

o    Keep commitments

o    Inspire the trust of others

o    Work ethically and with integrity

o    Uphold organizational values

·         Initiative

o    Ask for and offer help when needed

·         Innovation

o    Meet challenges with resourcefulness

o    Generate suggestions for improving work

·         Interpersonal

o    Focus on solving conflict, not blaming

o    Maintain confidentiality

o    Listen to others without interrupting

o    Keep emotions under control

o    Remain open to ideas others and try new things

·         Motivation

o    Demonstrate persistence in overcoming obstacles

o    Measure yourself against a standard of excellence

·         Organizational support

o    Follow policies and procedures

o    Complete tasks correctly and on time

o    Support organization’s goals and values

o    Support affirmative action and respect diversity

·         Planning / organization

o    Use time efficiently



·         Problem solving

o    Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

o    Work well in group problem-solving situations

o    Use reason when dealing with emotional topics

·         Professionalism

o    Approach others in a tactful manner

o    React well under pressure

o    Treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position

o    Accept responsibility for own actions

o    Follow through on commitments

·         Quality

o    Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

o    Look for ways to improve and promote quality

o    Apply feedback to improve performance

o    Monitor own work to ensure quality

·         Quantity

o    Meet productivity standards

o    Complete work in a timely manner

o    Strive to increase productivity

·         Safety and security

o    Observe safety and security procedures

o    Determine appropriate action beyond guidelines

o    Report potentially unsafe conditions

o    Use equipment and materials properly

·         Team work

o    Balance team and personal work-related responsibilities

o    Exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views

o    Give and welcome feedback

o    Contribute to building a positive team spirit

o    Recognize accomplishments of other team members

·         Technical skills

o    Assess own strengths and weaknesses

o    Strive continuously to build knowledge and skills

o    Share expertise with others




The Custodian has no supervisory responsibilities.




High school degree or its equivalent required.  Prior custodial experience required.




Age 21.   Pre-employment background screen, pre-employment drug screen and successful completion of First Aid and other required certifications required.


Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with individuals served, staff and support agencies.  Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the PDI environment.  Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.





Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.




Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.




The Custodian will work at PDI’s customer facility at Fort Carson, Colorado.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the Custodian is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather).  The Custodian is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become loud and hectic.




This is an non-exempt, full-time position.  Hours worked Monday through Friday may vary based on work requirements.  Routine evening, weekend and holiday hours may be required to meet contract specifications and PDI needs.




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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with arms.  The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell.




Frequent short-trip travel as required to perform custodial work on the Fort Carson facility.




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply for this job email your details to heather.johnson@pdipueblo.org