The Salvation Army

  • Custodian

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is seeking a full-time Custodian for our facilities in Buffalo, NY.


    The Custodian will clean and disinfect facilities’ areas, move furniture, equipment, and supplies. They will perform a variety of housekeeping duties to maintain the facility in a neat, orderly, and sanitary condition.


    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts
    • Eligible Student Loans may qualify for the Federal Government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


    • Clean and disinfect assigned areas by washing furniture, tile, walls, windows, doors, door frames, stairwells, handrails, bathrooms and other areas with appropriate cleaning solutions
    • Report needed repairs to the Facilities Manager
    • Vacuum and clean carpet
    • Restore orderly arrangement of furniture and equipment after cleaning assigned areas or as necessary
    • Periodically strip, apply wax to, and buff floors
    • Return unused cleaning supplies and equipment to their appropriate storage areas, and ensure that they are replaced in an orderly fashion
    • Collect garbage, replace can liners, and sanitize garbage cans
    • Assist in performing grounds maintenance and care of lawn, shrubs, and flowers as needed
    • Assist in maintenance of and snow removal from walkways and drives
    • Adjust personal schedule to accommodate departmental and organizational needs
    • Perform any needed function as directed in the event of an emergency situation
    • Follow established department and organization policies, procedures, and objectives for quality management, safety and environmental control
    • Demonstrate understanding of behaviors consistent with The Salvation Army’s mission, vision, goals, and values
    • Recognize the importance of customer satisfaction, and develop attitudes and behaviors consistent with exceeding customer expectations

    Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned


    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Working knowledge of cleaning materials and maintenance equipment (manual, electrical, gas powered)
    • Able to learn acceptable cleaning methods.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
    • Ability to willingly attend and participate in training sessions


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