Montana State University Lead Custodian in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19122

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Classification Title Custodian II - BZ

Working Title Lead Custodian

Brief Position Overview

Culinary Services is looking for motivated team members who are excited to actively participate in the ever changing world of the high-paced food industry. Applications are being accepted for a Lead Custodian!

Position Number 4N3541

Department Miller-Board

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

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

Culinary Services (CS), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals for over 12,000 customers a day becoming an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. CS proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, 9 retail operations, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery & Salads, and the Farm to Campus Program.

Custodians provide cleaning and maintenance services in and around CS areas. The primary emphasis is on cleaning the public areas which include restrooms, carpeted and hard-surface floor care, kitchens, trash removal, furniture set-ups and other related duties. Custodians may work individually or on a team. This position is asked to interact in a positive manner with all guests to accomplish the department mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead Custodian/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.

  • Experience leading, directing and/or training staff.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

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

  • Experience using computers and various software packages with an emphasis on Microsoft Office programs.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS 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.

Preferred possession of a valid driver’s license and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please do not send a copy of your driver’s license at this time. (If the successful candidate possesses a valid out of state driver’s license, candidate must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days.)

Shift is normally Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 7:30pm

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.

Occasionally work at heights.

Occasionally shovel snow.

Physical Demands

  • Normal dining areas, kitchen, cooler, freezer, dock environments.

  • Moving about work area for long periods of time.

  • Moving product up and down stairs.

  • Moving up and down step ladder and grip handles on cleaning equipment.

  • Frequently moving and lifting containers/product/furniture weighing up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs.

  • 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 chemicals 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

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Applications will be:

Screened starting October 17, 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: .