Montana State University Custodian II (Lead) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19078

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Custodian II - BZ

Working Title Custodian II (Lead)

Brief Position Overview

Put your Lead Custodian skills to work by joining the team in Sports Facilities!

Position Number 4N1239 - Laborers

Department Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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Union Affiliation Laborers

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $14.34/hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Sports Facilities is responsible for the management of all athletic/sports facilities at Montana State University including the 9,300 seat Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, the 17,000 seat Bobcat Stadium, Hoseaus Fitness Center, Shroyer Gymnasium, the Bobcat Tennis Center, and all athletic fields. These facilities are multi-purpose and meet the varied needs of the campus and the community. The department provides services for Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Sports, and Health and Human Development, as well as hosting many events/concerts that come to campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Custodian II is a working custodian who provides lead worker direction to Custodian I’s.

  • Assesses and organizes workload for a team of custodians

  • Conducts area inspections and reviews

  • Assists with training staff as needed

  • Maintains work equipment and supply inventory

  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks to support the operation (review of timesheets, inventory, checklists etc)

  • Verbally addresses performance problems while reporting up any issues to the manager for possible disciplinary actions

  • Performs custodial duties needed in any of the areas managed by the department

  • And actively participates as a member of the team while performing other duties in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

At least two years experience with commercial and/or industrial custodial workor an equivalent combination of relevant education and related experience.

Experience providing excellent customer service to a variety of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Experience leading, directing and/or training staff.

Experience with special event preparations and/or clean up.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with Sports Facilities staff in a team-oriented environment

  • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment

  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Complete multiple tasks in a timely manner

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Possess strong organizational skills

  • Maintain excellent customer service

  • Highly motivated and work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Accurately follow and explain written and oral instructions and procedures

  • Represent the department and the University to others in a professional and courteous manner

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Shift is normally Sunday – Thursday, 9:30pm – 6:00am.

Must be able to substitute for other graveyard/nighttime shifts as the department event schedule changes.

May work evenings, weekends, long hours, consecutive days during busy periods, and occasional holidays as the school and event schedule demands.

May occasionally work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.

On call emergency clean-up of HFC, Fieldhouse and the Stadium.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting and moving items such as stacking chairs, folding tables, setting up portable stages, carrying floor sealer, etc. up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100 lbs

  • Moving supplies and equipment up and down stairs; go up and down step ladders; stand for extended periods of time; and grip handles on cleaning equipment.

  • Bending and/or kneeling while stocking product.

  • Gripping handles on equipment

  • Performing repetitive motions such as, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, dusting, shoveling.

  • Exposure to cleaning solutions on a daily basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screened starting August 28, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions Please either attach a resume/cover letter or fill in the work history on the applicant profile when applying.

Questions? Contact – Search Support at or 994-6468.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .