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DSHS BHA Custodian 5


Custodian 5

Apply to join our team as we pioneer services at the Former Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in Tukwila!  

We are seeking a full-time Custodian 5 opportunity for you to join an important team that upholds the high standards expected of a large medical facility that provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for people with serious or long-term behavioral health conditions. 

King County employees receive 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary and are eligible to receive a free ORCA card for transportation use. 

Some of what you'll do:

  • Supervises the performance of custodian 3 supervisors, custodian 1 staff and an office assistant
  • Evaluates performance and task assignments for staff
  • Develops, prepares, and directs work schedules
  • Responsible for the custodial new employee mentorship program by conducting initial, onsite training specific to each assigned area
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a Preventive Maintenance program on all shifts for Custodial Equipment to keep equipment in good safe working condition
  • Plans and delivers custodial training, in-service programs, presentations, and workshops
  • Interacts with vendors to learn about new products and equipment
  • Respond to after-hours emergency calls and absence of available on-site personnel

What we're looking for:

  • Report for duty on short notice for a specified timeframe
  • Report for duty outside of normally scheduled work hours and workdays
  • Report for duty station that is different from the official duty station
  • Perform work tasks outside the normal scope of duties
  • Ability to understand and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets, chemical labels, and hazards precautions
  • Ability to communicate with staff and patients

Who should apply?
Applicants with two to four years of experience supervising or directing others in large-scale housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance, or custodial work.


Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. 

Questions about this opportunity? Please contact DSHS Recruiter or call 360-725-5816 and reference job number 11873 



Supplemental Information


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protect­ed veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.