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Utility Craftsman, Senior

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: December 6, 2017 - January 15, 2018
Announcement # 06636019405
Salary Range: $17.01/hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

                                                                                            Facilities Services


This position will be located at Idaho State University's Meridian Health Science Center. The successful applicant will utilize the level of skills and to fulfill the duties of this position in a maintenance and operations support role for the ISU Meridian campus.


1. Administrative.  Consults with supervisors and others in the review of project plans and blueprints; reports on the results of on-site inspections of projects to evaluate progress, compliance with plans, quality of construction; consults on modifications as necessary; coordinates some aspects of project activities with utility companies, property owners, contractors, regulatory agencies and consulting engineers; activities involve computing, checking, and verifying quantities and quality of materials, costs and contractor or supplier payments; directs others in one or more phases of construction projects; may include evaluating work and providing input into performance appraisals.

2. Construction.   Performs and directs others in: construction and maintenance of buildings, storage sheds, and similar facilities and structures; remodels offices and building walls, installs sheetrock and siding, painting and any other construction duty required to complete the project; designs items to be built or fabricated of metal, wood or other construction materials; reads plans and blueprints; may use arc and acetylene welding equipment.   

3. Trades/maintenance.   Typical duties: Performs as a leadworker in: placing, finishing and repair of concrete; lays brick and block; builds and remodels wooden structures and special carpentry items; installs doors, jambs, locks and closures; builds fences; installs and repairs irrigation systems, landscapes areas; directs others and may perform minor tune-ups and field repairs on small engines.

4. Miscellaneous.  Typical duties: Keeps and reviews records and reports on progress of projects; functions as trainer and project leadworker over assistants; completes project performance reports of staff assigned; draws plans for construction and landscape use; provides advice to other jurisdictions on the maintenance, repair and construction of facilities. ​

  • Serves as part of on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend response
  • Normal work shift may be adjusted at times to ensure snow removal and similar needs are complete for academic operations


Considerable knowledge of: construction and building trades work; construction methods.
Experience: operating, transporting and maintaining equipment associated with construction and building trades and grounds maintenance; placing and finishing concrete; performing rough and finish carpentry; performing maintenance plumbing and electrical work; reading/interpreting plans, specifications and blueprints; using and maintaining building trades hand and power tools; providing construction and trades direction and training to others; evaluating the construction and trades performance of others; identifying, procuring and organizing materials and equipment necessary for construction projects.

This position requires the ability to demonstrate successful completion of both a physical exam, including cardiopulmonary function testing and chest x-ray, and a respirator fit test.

**This position is eligible for reduced tuition for some college courses for the employee, spouse and dependent child.**

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.