Custodial Worker

Fort Meade, Maryland
Oct 07, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

Serves as the Custodial Worker in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to Perform a variety of custodial duties within the store.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Maintains an orderly and clean specified area following general instructions regarding the tasks to be performed.
  • Sweeps, mops, strips, scrubs, waxes, and polishes floors using heavy industrial powered equipment.
  • Removes stains from a variety of surfaces such as rugs, drapes, walls, floors, and fixtures by use of chemicals and cleaning solutions. Washes and cleans windows inside and outside of building.
  • Performs seasonal tasks such as the following: cuts grass, pulls weeds, and trims bushes. Picks up litter from immediate area outside of the building.
  • Removes ice and snow from sidewalks, entrance ways, and other public pedestrian areas in and around the commissary.
  • Assists in special preparations for displays, customer appreciation sales, holiday sales, or other promotion activities in the commissary.
Applicants without veteran preference may submit an application; however, applicants with veteran preference will be considered before applicants without veteran preference


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or exempt from registration. See for more information.
  • Appointment is subject to successful E-Verify check. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, at
  • Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Working Environment: Works within the commissary indoor areas most of the time; however, occasionally must work out of doors to accomplish cleaning tasks.
  • Working Environment: Is exposed to conditions inherent in cleaning tasks such as skin irritations and chapped hands from working with strong cleaning agents.
  • Must move and control heavy equipment, carry and set up ladders and scaffolding, and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Care is required to avoid serious injuries when working on ladders and scaffolds and when using heavy powered equipment. Indoor work areas normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation.
  • Physical Requirements: Must move and control heavy equipment, carry and set up ladders and scaffolding, and work from ladders and scaffolds.
  • Must be able to lift and move objects weighing up to 40 pounds regularly and, occasionally, objects weighing 50 pounds or more.


By the announcement closing date, your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications. Per the OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations , how you gained the skill and/or knowledge or the length of time you have spent in this line of work is not as important as what you can do and that you have the required ability or potential to successfully perform the duties of this position. Your resume should show your specific knowledge, skill, and abilities for this position in relation to each of the elements being measured. See the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement for the job elements and the Required Documents section for information regarding resume requirements.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Examples of qualifying experience: Working as a janitor in a retail, office, or warehouse environment. Uses machines (floor scrubber, power washers, and floor buffers) along with other tools (e.g. buckets, mops, cleaning cloth, cleaning solutions, squeegees) to do the job.


You may not use education to qualify for this position.

Additional information

  • We encourage you to review the Safer Federal Workplace information regarding COVID-19.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is nonexempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.

More searches like this