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Montana State University Custodian II in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24099

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Spencer Sorensen

Classification Title Custodian II - BZ

Working Title Custodian II

Brief Position Overview

Put your Lead Custodian skills to work by joining the team in Campus Recreation!

Position Number 4N0875

Department Recreational Sports & Fitness

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Laborers

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $25.04 per hour, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Campus Recreation is responsible for the management and programming of all recreational facilities at Montana State University including the North Dome, Outdoor Recreation Building, and the Lambert Field Complex. Coming soon the department will add the brand new 185,000 square foot Student Wellness Center. All of these facilities are multi-purpose and meet the varied needs of the campus and the community. The department provides additional services for all Wellness Partners, Health and Human Development, as well as hosting many other events in the new SWC .

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direction of the Assistant Director, Operations, the lead custodian is a working custodian who provides direction for a crew of Custodian I’s and student workers that will be stationed in North Dome and coming soon – the brand new Student Wellness Center!

  • Assists with training of employees

  • Conducts nightly quality control inspections and reviews

  • Maintains good communication flow with management and coworkers

  • Verbally addresses performance problems, following up with management

  • Maintains work equipment and supply inventory

  • Scrubs, mops, washes, seals, disinfects and polishes hard surface floors

  • Vacuums and shampoos carpeted floors

  • Dusts and polishes furniture

  • Washes windows and mirrors

  • Polishes bathroom and shower fixtures

  • Empties trash receptacles to dumpsters

  • Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

  • Moves small fitness equipment

  • Handles commercial (industrial) cleaning chemicals

  • Prepares for and cleans up after special events

  • Promotes a safe work environment

  • Regularly performs nightly building checks and related security checks (locking of exterior doors, reporting of unusual circumstances and/or any building maintenance needs as necessary, etc)

  • May be reassigned to other areas as needed in order to maintain the cleanliness of all facilities

  • And actively contributes to the success of the department by performing other duties as needed in support of the department’s mission

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • High school graduation or G.E.D. plus at least two years of full-time commercial and/or industrial custodial work or a combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Experience providing excellent customer service to a variety of individuals.

  • Experience leading, directing and/or training staff.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Graveyard/nighttime shift experience.

  • Experience enforcing building and security regulations.

  • Experience with special event preparations and/or clean up.

  • Certifications/Classes related to custodial, sanitation, building maintenance etc.

  • Experience using computers and various software packages.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with Campus Rec staff and other constituents in a team-oriented environment

  • Exude enthusiasm and have a high level of integrity and customer orientation while interacting with a wide range of individuals.

  • Exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Be highly motivated and work with minimal supervision

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgement

  • Adapt to changing priorities

  • Accurately perform duties in high traffic environments

  • Successfully organize and prioritize daily duties and those of others

  • Have excellent attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness

  • Represent the department in a professional and courteous manner

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • This position will primarily work Monday-Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, with occasional early morning, night and weekend work as needed

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

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

  • Will occasionally work outside and in inclement weather

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.

Physical Demands

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.

  • Transport and move items up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs (Such as stacking chairs, portable stages, folding tables, transport floor sealer, etc.)

  • Move product and items up and down stairs.

  • Ascend/Descend stairs and step ladders

  • Move about or remain stationary for extended periods of time

  • Operate Cleaning Equipment

  • Shovel snow

  • Regular exposure to cleaning solutions

    This position has supervisory duties? No

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Open Date

    Close Date

    Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

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.

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.

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