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Montana State University Custodian I - Full Time (Applicant Pool) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23217

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Committee Manager at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Custodian I - BZ

Working Title Custodian I - Full Time (Applicant Pool)

Brief Position Overview

Applications are being accepted for the custodial pool at MSU !

There are a variety of shifts in these departments across the campus:

  • Facilities Services

  • Culinary Services

  • Family & Graduate Housing

  • Residence Life

  • Sports Facilities

  • Strand Union

    Position Number Multiple Positions

    Department Auxiliary Services Administration

    Division Auxiliary Services

    Appointment Type Classified

    Contract Term Fiscal Year


    If other, specify From date

    If other, specify End date

    FLSA Non-Exempt

    Union Affiliation Teamsters or Laborers

    FTE 1.0

    Benefits Eligible Eligible

    Salary $21.55 per hour

    Contract Type Classified Hourly

    If other, please specify

    Recruitment Type Open

    Position Details

    General Statement

    Facilities Services ( and the Auxiliary Services departments of University Student Housing ( , Culinary Services ( , Sports Facilities ( , and Strand Union ( are responsible for maintenance and custodial of the facilities they manage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

Custodians provide cleaning and maintenance services for MSU .

Primary emphasis is on:

  • Cleaning areas (including restrooms)

  • Carpeted and hard-surface floor care

  • Trash removal

  • Room set-ups

  • Other related duties

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

    All relevant education and experience that you submit in your application will be considered.

  1. Experience with custodial, janitorial, housekeeping, etc.

  2. Experience working effectively with minimal or no supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  3. Experience providing excellent customer service.

  4. Certifications, classes completed, or knowledge of safety procedures utilized in a custodial, janitorial, or housekeeping position.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Be able to positively and professionally perform all the functions of the position.

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools.

  • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

  • Exhibit strong communication skills.

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

  • Be able to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities.

  • Possess strong organizational skills.

  • Maintain excellent customer service.

  • Be highly motivated and work with minimal supervision.

  • Have excellent attention to detail.

  • Represent the department and MSU 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 as 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.

There are a variety of shifts across departments – please see “Posting Specific Questions” to pick departments/shifts you are interested in.

Physical Demands

  • Moving up to 50 lbs, and occasionally up to 100lbs.

  • Moving items (such as stacking chairs, folding tables, setting up portable stages, carrying floor sealer, etc.) up and down stairs.

  • Moving up and down stairs.

  • Moving up and down ladders.

  • Stationary or moving about for extended periods of time.

  • Gripping handles on cleaning equipment.

  • Regular exposure to cleaning solutions.

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? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Multiple

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of the search process

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Collected and reviewed throughout the hiring period. The pool will remain active through March 31, 2023.

Special Instructions

Questions? Please contact the Custodian I Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

We are searching for multiple Custodian I openings in several areas across campus. A variety of shifts are available 7 days a week.

Please tell us about your work history as you build your personal profile or attach a resume.

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.

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