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Custodian (Temporary)

Job ID 2274 Date posted 07/30/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

The Facilities & Operations (F&O) Directorate’s mission is to support the science and technology and environmental restoration missions of the Laboratory by providing a safe, environmentally sound, and reliable infrastructure, to provide high quality crafts and fabrication services to our customers as needed and to protect people, property, and national security.

The Guest Services (SS) Division operates and maintains BNL's:

  • Conference and Meeting Services
  • Mail Pick-up and Delivery                                                                         
  • Housing/Residential Services                                                   
  • Quality of Life Office
  • Recreation Program/BERA
  • Transportation Services
  • Custodial Services
  • Contracted Services (oversight)
    • Food Services
    • United States Post Office
    • Vending Services – NY State Commission for the Blind

These operating and maintenance activities are performed in a manner to ensure they are always safe, reliable, efficient, and mission ready.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Under general supervision, performs general cleaning and housekeeping duties in on-site    Housing units.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires one year of custodial/housekeeping experience
  • Must be flexible and customer oriented. 
  • Must be able to read and comprehend OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets and other job-related documents. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass computer-based training. 

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:

  • Moderate lifting (less than 30 lbs.)
  • Physical Coordination/Repetitive Motion
  • Frequent forward bending or twisting

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position.  With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order:  (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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