Custodial Worker

Department of Defense Great Lakes, IL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture.

The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion.

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* Maintain an orderly and clean specified area following general instructions regarding the tasks to be performed.

* Sweep, mop, strip, scrub, wax and polish floors using heavy industrial powered equipment.

* Remove 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.

* Perform seasonal tasks such as the following: cuts grass, pulls weeds, and trims bushes. Pick up litter from immediate area outside of the building.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

3566 Custodial Working

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen

* Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy

* Work Schedule: Part-Time not to exceed 64 hours biweekly

* Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including, nights, weekends and holidays

* Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: Are NOT authorized

* Position sensitivity: Non-Sensitive

* Security Requirements: Not Applicable

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Not Required

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt

* Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

* Drug Testing: Not Required

* Physical Requirement: Lift and move objects weighing 40 pounds and occasionally objects weighing over 50 pounds. Ability to work outside exposed to weather conditions and working with strong chemical agents.

* Obligated Position: No

* Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit for more information.


Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, , the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application.

Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

Examples of qualifying experience include:

* 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.

Volunteer Experience: Your 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.


Education may not be substituted for experience.