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

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21058

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or

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 Facility Services

Division Office of VP for Administration & Finance

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Laborers

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $16.50 per hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Facilities Services and the Auxiliary Services departments of Residence Life, Family & Graduate 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 service 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.

  • Experience with custodial, janitorial, housekeeping, etc.

  • Experience working effectively with minimal or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience providing excellent customer service.

  • 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 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.

To submit an application please click here: Custodian I – Full Time (Applicant Pool). Then click on APPLY FOR THIS JOB.

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

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. Pool will remain active through December 31, 2020

Special Instructions

Thank You for your interest in working with Facilities Services. To submit an application please click here: Custodian I – Full Time (Applicant Pool). Then click on APPLY FOR THIS JOB.

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: .