Building Custodian

Augusta, Maine, United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time

Apply by: May 19, 2021

Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management

Opening Date: April 28, 2021

Closing Date:  May 19, 2021 

Job Class Code: 1013
Grade: 12
Salary: $26,457 – $34,403 
Location: Augusta (Camp Keyes)


This is maintenance and personal service work involving the custodial care and maintenance of buildings and equipment at the Maine Army Guard’s Camp Keyes facility in Augusta, Maine. Responsibilities include the care and operation of heating systems and may involve the supervision of a limited number of helpers. Work is performed under general supervision.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the maintenance and minor repair of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems and fixtures.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in janitorial work.
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to safeguard property and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to perform a variety of manual tasks in the care, cleaning, and maintenance of buildings and equipment.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs unassisted and follow a work schedule.


Experience and training which demonstrates a basic knowledge of building and grounds maintenance and repair.

Candidates must pass a National Guard Bureau security background check prior to obtaining permanent status. 

Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following:

  • The proper techniques and use of floor care machines – floor strippers, buffers and polishers.
  • Knowledge and ability to use and apply floor care products – stripper, sealer, wax, spray buffing compound.
  • Experience in snow removal and the use of plowing / sanding trucks and heavy equipment.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Why work for the State of Maine?


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.