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Custodian I (MacKenzie Hall)

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Position Details

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title Custodian I
Working Title Custodian I (MacKenzie Hall)
Brief Position Overview

This position is assigned to cleaning and light maintenance of MacKenzie Hall.

Position Number
Department Housing
Division Office of Student Housing
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation AFSCME
Benefits Eligible Yes
Compensation Hourly
Salary $11.00 to $13.75 per hour
Contract Type Classified Hourly
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The purpose of this position is to provide custodial and minor building complex repairs as well as take care of nearby campus grounds in a clean, safe, and aesthetic manner. All duties and responsibilities are completed according to established protocol.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Custodial — Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming. Strip, polish, and wax floors within a building according to established schedule. Clean windows. Gather and empty trash. Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
2. Maintenance — Perform minor repairs and upkeep as requested, such as painting and hardware repair. Change light bulbs.
3. Outside duties – Maintain the immediate outside area of building in clean safe, and aesthetically appealing manner. Report any unsafe conditions such as broken benches. Provide snow removal outside immediate building as needed to provide safe entry and exit.
4. Security – Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors and windows, turning out lights, checking for and reporting maintenance problems, and reporting hazardous situations, and obtaining assistance for distressed people.
5. Interact with campus community and general public. Perform project work with teams. Communicate with Dean of Students Office. Aid and direct building users.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

1. Demonstrated knowledge of standard methods for scrubbing, disinfecting, mopping, dusting, polishing and related tasks.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of use of chemicals and custodial services.
3. Demonstrated working knowledge of use of specialized techniques and procedures for deep cleaning and major refurbishing.
4. Ability and skill in the operation of simple hand tools (squeegees, brooms, mops, dustwands, and brushes) and in the operations of power cleaning equipment (regular high-speed buffers and burnishers, wet/dry vacs, shampooers, steam extraction equipment, exterior window washing equipment, and power brooms).
5. Demonstrated knowledge of workplace safety practices.
6. Skill in mixing compounds according to instructions for special projects.
7. Demonstrated ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets.
8. Demonstrated ability to perform minor maintenance work and painting.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
The Successful Candidate Will
Special Requirements

1. Adaptable to change in shift and days of work as required by supervisor and in accordance with AFSCME CBA.
2. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule depending on campus needs (in accordance with AFSCME CBA).
3. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including co-workers, students, faculty, staff, and public.

Physical Demands

1. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs (typically represents the weight of equipment and boxes of supplies).
2. Considerable use of hands, arms, climbing, lifting, walking, and handling of materials.
3. Limited work outside during cold weather such as snow removal from building entry areas.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number 2017-18-S00037P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date ASAP
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 01/22/2018
Close Date
Until an adequate pool is established No
Special Instructions Summary
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Diversity Statement

Montana State University-Northern 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 -Northern makes reasonable 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. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU-Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7751, Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-4147;

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Note to the applicant: In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred qualifications listed in the notice of vacancy for this job and how you meet each one.

    (Open Ended Question)