East Providence News

10/7/2019 - Part Time Custodian

Employment Opportunity

Part time/No benefits
$12.00 per hour

Under the general direction of a supervisor, performs routine building custodial duties, including light and heavy cleaning, and providing minor repairs to buildings and equipment. Work is reviewed on a spot-check basis. On occasion, the employee may receive more specific instructions concerning a particular assignment and the work is reviewed for compliance with instructions. Hours may vary.

Responsible for duties such as sweeping, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, stripping, and waxing the floors and walls of halls, offices, and rooms; operating heavy industrial buffers or scrubbers; cleaning plumbing fixtures and washrooms; providing washrooms with soap and other necessary supplies; moving furniture and other equipment; ability to lift objects weighing over (50) fifty pounds, cleaning sidewalks, performing lawn and gardening maintenance; clearing sidewalks of snow and ice; operating the boilers for a small heating plant; providing minor repairs to buildings and equipment; painting; washing windows; changing light bulbs; emptying wastebaskets; and maintaining a general watch over buildings and offices.


 Sufficient training to insure ability to understand oral instructions. Ability to interact with the public. A high school diploma or GED and some experience in simple maintenance and cleaning. Work may involve moving heavy equipment or furniture, carrying and setting up ladders or scaffolding. Sufficient strength to use hammers and wrenches for minor maintenance is also required. 


 Ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written instructions, use cleaning tools and operate industrial-type cleaning equipment; and climb ladders. In addition, the employee should have some knowledge of modern building cleaning methods and be in good physical condition with no serious defects in hearing or vision.

Please submit an application to the City of East Providence, Human Resources Dept., Room 201, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914, or email to hr@cityofeastprov.com, no later than Wednesday, October 16, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.