Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Employment Opportunity


Posting date: April 30, 2024

Starting hourly rate: $19.04 - $20.20, plus benefits

Job Overview

The Custodian is responsible for cleaning and maintaining buildings and grounds. This position contributes to the Agency receiving a satisfactory rating on HUD agency scoring systems.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Cleans and sanitizes office building, bathrooms, hallways, community rooms, laundry facilities and community room kitchens and vacant units in accordance with Commission standards by performing the following duties:
    • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors using brooms, wet mops, scrapers and/or heavy powered scrubbers and buffers.
    • Cleans rugs and carpeted floors using lightweight and/or heavy powered vacuum cleaner, hand sweeper or shampooer as appropriate.
    • Washes and cleans windows, walls, ceiling and fixtures, using ladders as needed.
  • May assist in performing preventive maintenance tasks as assigned, such as checking smoke detectors, checking emergency lights, replacing light bulbs, cutting off water to sill cocks, cleaning dryer vents, changing furnace/air conditioner filters, cleaning guttering and adjusting exterior light timers.
  • Remove snow and ice from sidewalks, driveways and entrances of assigned areas; apply salt as necessary. Maintain grounds around outside of buildings to keep free of trash and debris, including around dumpster areas. Update and maintain the snow removal and salt log.
  • Familiarizes residents on availability of services, application procedures, client rights; provides advocacy and makes recommendations for acceptance or non-acceptance of various services.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of experience in the cleaning and maintenance of building and grounds.
  • Knowledge of custodial techniques, methods, materials and equipment used in maintaining building equipment and grounds.
  • Skilled in use of various building and ground maintenance tools and equipment as appropriate (lawn mower, edger, buffer, vacuum cleaner, etc.).
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.
  • Ability to understand and follow simple instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate computer equipment and software systems applicable to the position.
Why Should You Apply?
  • Competitive salary
  • Top benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Professional development
  • Growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
How to Apply

Apply online using the required Employment Application form. Click PDF of Employment Application to download a printable copy of the form. To request a mailed copy of the Employment Application form, contact the Grand Rapids Housing Commission at (616) 235‑2600.

Applications will be accepted online, by mail, or via email at Mailed forms should be sent to: Grand Rapids Housing Commission, 1420 Fuller Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer