The Salvation Army

Custodian & Driver

Job Locations US-CT-Manchester
Job ID
Regular Part-Time


Location: Manchester Citadel (Manchester, CT)

Status: Non-exempt, Part-time

Hours Per Week: 20

Schedule: Mon-Fri; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Scope & Purpose of Position: Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the buildings and surrounding property. Provide equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings and other activities. Complete driving duties as requested by supervisor.


  • Adhere to guidelines for staff responsibilities as found in The Salvation Army’s Employee Manuals.
  • Assist in the coordination of volunteer & community service projects with regard to property projects.
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing mail deliveries.
  • Assist with local and state inspections of the facility.
  • Assist with the cleanliness and upkeep of storage areas, thus eliminating any fire hazardous conditions.
  • Assure the timely completion of seasonal maintenance (snow removal, sand & salt walkways, lawn care, trim bushes, and leaf removal).
  • Attend staff meetings/trainings, as required.
  • Attend to specialized cleaning needs (i.e. removing gum, clearing cobwebs, spot cleaning carpets, etc.) to ensure facility is visually appealing.
  • Clean the interior and exterior of vehicles.
  • Clean windows as needed.
  • Complete minor repairs to property.
  • Complete required 12-passenger van training and maintain all appropriate knowledge to drive and maintain.
  • Disinfect furniture and other common touch points multiple times daily throughout the building.
  • Empty all garbage and recyclable materials from building and place in their proper dumpster container.
  • Ensure fire extinguishers are appropriately placed and inspected, as required by code.
  • Establish and maintain a floor maintenance program (carpet cleaning, waxing of floors, etc.).
  • Hang bulletin boards, pictures, etc. as requested by supervisor.
  • Keep all assigned areas clean and neat, ensuring items are organized and put in their proper places.
  • Keep proper inventory of custodial supplies and inform supervisor(s) when item is needed.
  • Maintain necessary fire safety records.
  • Maintain positive relations with other staff members, suppliers, vendors, and professionals.
  • Maintain vacuum cleaners in operable condition, if repairs are needed notify supervisor immediately.
  • Make regular inspections of the property and notify supervisor of need for contracted service maintenance.
  • Monitor the building HVAC system.
  • Monitor the lighting inside and outside the building; replace light bulbs as needed.
  • Observe all safety measures throughout the building.
  • Obtain thorough knowledge of all emergency cut-offs (water, gas, electrical, clean out traps, fire extinguishers, and fire hydrants).
  • Operate The Salvation Army vehicle for pick-up and delivery duties, as needed and including unloading and organizing.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance as requested.
  • Pick up litter around the outside of the building and in the parking lot on a daily basis.
  • Prepare sites for special events/trainings (set up and take down furniture and equipment).
  • Prioritize work orders.
  • Repair all broken furnishings and sand and paint furniture as requested.
  • Replenish supplies throughout the facilities (toilet paper, soap, copy paper, lunchroom supplies, etc.).
  • Support annual kettle effort with driving as scheduled by supervisors.
  • Update work logs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years related experience required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to relate with persons of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to follow written and oral instructions while communicating closely with supervisor(s).
  • Able to follow safe work practices.
  • Able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to perform duties independently with minimal need of direct supervision.
  • Able to solve practical problems in a variety of situations.
  • Basic math skills are necessary.
  • Experience supervising preferred.
  • Flexible with duties and assignments and available some evening and weekend hours, as needed.
  • Knowledge of methods used in all manners of building maintenance, including basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, grounds keeping, and minor appliance repair.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and judgment.
  • Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive a 12-passenger van and pass required driving test.
  • Must have working experience with the tools used in the maintenance and cleaning of building facilities.
  • Organized, high attention to detail, and ability to prioritize.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the workplace.
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:



Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance




Lift up to 20 pounds




Lift up to 50 pounds












Use hands




Use sight/vision




Walk, bend, kneel





Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army:

Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.


The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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