Job Overview


Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164. 

The  Custodial Worker performs a variety of cleaning tasks which require physical effort and involve the use of hand and/or powered cleaning equipment. Specific instructions are provided on when and what to clean and the methods to use.

This is an Excepted Service Position.


Independently performs the full range of cleaning duties in an assigned building or other area. Typical tasks include: Cleans and maintains various floor, wall, carpet, and ceiling surfaces. Removes stains from a variety of surfaces. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, including replacing all needed supplies.  Operates cleaning equipment and tools, adjust and performs minor maintenance on such equipment.  Occasionally works on ladders and scaffolds to clean ceiling fixtures, wash walls, replace light bulbs, and performs similar tasks.  Set up and take down cafeteria tables, chairs and trash cans.  Clean cafeteria eating areas before, during and after breakfast and lunch periods (clean tables, empty trash, clean floors, etc).  Also sets up and take down furniture and AV equipment for special events and assemblies.  Keeps supervisor informed on condition of equipment and stock level of supplies.  Secures entire facility in the absence of the supervisor.

Work may include assignment to first or second shift.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No