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State of Montana Custodian in Helena, Montana

Why should you keep reading and consider working here?

We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed.

(You can learn more about ushere.)

*What is this career opportunity?


The General Services Divisionis seeking an energetic, service oriented individual to join their custodial team that is responsible for cleaning the Capitol building and various other buildings! You would perform a variety of tasks such as cleaning floors and restrooms, washing walls and glass, removing rubbish, performing routine upkeep activities, and notifying management when repairs are needed. You would respond to emergencies involving the clean-up of potential bio-hazards and food/beverage spills. The Capitol building is a historic treasure containing ornate art and classical architecture. You would be responsible for selecting the proper cleaning method in a variety of situations.

This is a regular, full time positions with the State of Montana. Lookhereto see the benefits! The shift available is a night shift – Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 11:30pm.

(You can learn more about the Department of Administration’s General Services Divisionhere.)

What are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • One or more years of custodial experience;

  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


/Knowledge of:/

  • Custodial equipment, practices, procedures, and supplies;

  • Cleaning chemicals, the related hazards, and safety standards.

/Ability to:/

  • Deliver outstanding customer service;

  • Operate cleaning machinery such as floor scrubbers, and wet and dry hand drills;

  • Work collaboratively with a variety of people, and establish and maintain effective working relationships;

  • Safely and effectively operate and maintain all custodial equipment;

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents safely;

  • Self-motivated and maintains a positive and pleasant attitude;

  • Multi-task and perform successfully in a dynamic environment;

  • Operate a computer to perform data entry such as timekeeping and e-mail;

  • Recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions.

Does this sound like you?

Please tell us how and why by submitting yourresume,cover letter, and three professional business references. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)/

What can you expect from us in return for your hard work?

  • Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include:

o Work/life Balance

o Health Coverage

o Retirement plans

o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays

o And more…

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify!

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Other important information to be aware of.

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application.

  • /Physical and Environmental Demands:/* *The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, and heavy lifting and carrying.

o Uses proper PPE and safety procedures when using cleaning chemicals or when exposed to loud noises, pathogens, toxic or hazardous substances, and when operating equipment.

Job: *Building/Grounds Maintenance

Title: Custodian

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 19142242