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Custodian Leadworker

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: February 9, 2018 - February 26, 2018
Announcement # 02008001407
Salary Range: $11.39 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Department: Facilities Services 

 **This position is eligible for reduced tuition on most college courses for the employee, their spouse, as well as dependent child.**

  • Leads and manages multiple cleaning teams.
  • Mentors, develops, and encourages development of personnel.
  • Handles personnel matters including performance evaluations, assignments, and ensuring departmental procedures are followed.
  • Ensures building and door control security.
  • Rotates responsibilities with other leadworkers throughout the campus.
  • Assists the department with inventory control and on-line supply orders.
  • Meets with campus customers to resolve their needs.
  • Schedules jobs to be accomplished and insures safe working conditions are maintained for clients and staff.
  • Trains in proper and safe way to perform custodial services and operate/maintain equipment.
  • Reviews work to insure compliance with standards.
  • Performs and leads others in heavy-duty cleaning of offices, classrooms, locker rooms, dormitories, and lavatories.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and polishes bath, lavatory, shower, and sink fixtures.
  • Dusts, mops, waxes, shampoos furniture, woodwork, walls, windows, and glass.
  • Selects products and cleaning compounds.
  • Operates scrubbing, buffing, shampooing, vacuuming, and wet/dry pickup machines.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance on cleaning equipment.

Shift will generally be 4:00 pm to 12:30 am but can and will change to weekend work and different times as required to support events. Team coverage for Events may be 24-hours; this position ensures complete coverage through the assigned team. This position reports directly to the Custodial Foreman. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of: the methods, materials, and equipment used in heavy-duty custodial work including related safety practices; cleaning agents and related products and their possible reactions.
  • Some knowledge of: supervisory practices; sanitation and infection control; training methods used in custodial work.
  • Experience: operating industrial-type high-speed cleaning equipment; performing minor maintenance on custodial equipment; using hand tools to repair cleaning equipment; explaining the use and maintenance of custodial equipment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS Office proficiency; work management software experience
  • Previous experience in an academic environment
  • Team Leadership experience

You will receive a score based on your answers to the questions on the exam. Notification of your test results will be available online once the exam has been reviewed and a rating assigned. If at any time during the screening/scoring process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided; your name will be removed from the register. To preview the examination, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, click the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided.

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Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Information and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. When completing your online application information, please select Idaho State University under "Agencies," Full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Pocatello under "Cities. When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist. (This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.) Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

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.