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Custodian Day Shift

Construction and Facilities



Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations is looking for a Custodian to work in Bethesda, MD. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs entry-level to moderate (journeyman-level) custodial work.
  • Work involves cleaning and caring for the interior areas of federal buildings; maintaining custodial equipment; requesting supplies; and participating in performing minor equipment repairs.
  • May train lower-level custodial workers. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Cleans and keeps in an orderly condition administrative areas, laboratories, public common areas, hallways and corridors, restrooms, and other assigned premises.
  • Sweeping, mopping or scrubbing, vacuuming and polishing a variety of floor surfaces, including vinyl and ceramic tile, carpet and wood; removing chips, trash, and other refuse; dusting equipment, furniture, or fixtures; polishing metal fixtures or trimmings; providing supplies and minor maintenance services; and cleaning lavatories, showers, and restroom fixtures, stall dividers, doors and floors.
  • Performs special cleaning projects as well as daily cleaning duties in accordance with standard procedures of the custodial department and with client objectives. Uses cleaning equipment, including commercial vacuums, wet mops, large wringers and other necessary equipment, tools, chemicals and supplies.
  • Will dry and wet mop floors; may scrub and buff floors with rotor and other machines; vacuum carpets to clean and control bacteria; transports trash from various collection points to pick-up area; may perform special cleaning of walls, mirrors, lighting fixtures, and other appurtenances.
  • Assists in cleaning emergency spills that are observed or as requested, maintains assigned equipment for cleanliness and requests repairs when needed, reports need for repairs to custodial equipment, furniture, building and fixtures.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend and reach for 6 – 8 hours daily.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45lbs on a continuous basis.
  • Must be able to use custodial materials and chemicals; and in the operation of custodial equipment such as mop wringers and vacuum cleaners, brooms & dust pans


Minimum Qualification:

  • 3 years’ experience in custodial work.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced cleaning techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of custodial materials and chemicals; and in the operation of custodial equipment such as mop wringers and vacuum cleaners, buffers and scrubbers.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend and reach for long periods of time.

Posted Salary Range


Benefits Information

CBA - The benefits and leave offered will be as defined under the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Housekeeping/Janitorial

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8014