Custodian CAA, Lead

Job Overview

The Custodian, CAA (Cleared Access Area) Lead will be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for performing custodial/escort duties and leading other custodians and will report to the CAA Custodial Supervisor. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.



  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Lead a team of custodians in their performance of custodial/escorting duties.
  • Take ownership of and oversee all CAA facility Custodian related projects.
  • Ensure that work schedules/calendars are up to date and all areas are cleaned as required in the Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Ensure all cleaning supplies are identified, ordered, and stocked as needed.
  • Perform custodial services in the Embassy CAA office areas to include, conference rooms, special purpose (data processing and communication) areas, restrooms, lobbies, corridors and stairways.
  • Clean CAA office, corridors, restrooms, stairwells and other areas, including floors, walls and windows.
  • Clean inside/outside windows using ariel lift
  • Shampoo carpets and spot replace as necessary.
  • Perform dusting, sweeping, washing, vacuuming, replacing lights, and cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners, buffers, and floor polishers.
  • Strip, wax, polishing and seal stone/marble floors
  • Escort non-cleared employees into classified areas and monitor them while they perform maintenance duties.
  • Respond to emergencies and react to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Perform administrative tasks when directed, including material ordering, inventory, work scheduling and report preparation.
  • Participate in setup and breakdown of events containing podiums, stages, stands, holiday decorations, and the like.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Report any lack of compliance with Statement of Work (SOW) to the OMSS Manager.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
    • Two (2) years successful experience in a custodial position for an office and/or residential facility.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to lift and carry seventy pounds.
  • Walk long distances on a continuous/routine bases.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting custodial and escort functions at an overseas facility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts, candidates must possess a valid passport of home country with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages. Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance Secret Clearance or be able to obtain a favorable Secret Clearance certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Citizenship: Must be eligible for US Government Clearance.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.




  • Experience working in Secure Access areas.
  • Experience working in a CAA Custodial department successfully for three (3) years.
  • Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.
  • Experience working with PAE /Amentum.



This position may be located in a war zone, in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.


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