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Custodian I

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.
Paper applications will be accepted. Please contact the email or phone number listed above if you prefer this option.

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18002
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Committee Manager at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Custodian I - BZ
Working Title Custodian I
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
  • Residence Life
  • Sports Facilities
  • Strand Union

Position Number Multiple Positions
Department Residence Life / Sports Facilities / SUB / Facilites Services
Division Auxiliary Services / Facilities
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 $12.71 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 Residence Life, Culinary Services, Sports Facilities, and Strand Union Building are responsible for maintaining 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.

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

All positions are eligible for full MSU benefits 12 months out of the year including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Waiver immediately
  • Dependent Partial Tuition Waiver after 5 years

Physical Demands
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Moving items (such as stacking chairs, folding tables, setting up portable stages, carrying floor sealer, etc.) up and down stairs.
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Going up and down a step ladder
  • Standing 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
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Collected and reviewed throughout the hiring period. Pool will remain active through October 31, 2017.

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.

Paper applications will be accepted. Please contact the email or phone number listed above if you prefer this option.

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 race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. 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: .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which department(s) are you interested in working for? a. Facilities Services b. Residence Life c. Sports Facilities d. Strand Union Building e. University Food Services f. Any department that has an opening

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What shift(s) are you interested in working? a. Day shift b. Swing Shift c. Graveyard shift d. Any available shift

    (Open Ended Question)