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Boise State University

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Custodian - 170807


Boise State University

Open for Recruitment: July 11, 2017 - July 24, 2017
Announcement # 02010047855
Salary Range: $10.25 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Boise State University

Facilities Operations and Maintenance 

***This is a Swing Shift position, Monday - Friday 5:00 pm to 1:30 am***  Schedule subject to change based on business needs.

The swing shift position is eligible for a 5% shift differential. 

**To be considered for Swing shifts, please ensure you select that you are willing to work Swing when completing your application**


To perform heavy-duty cleaning and related maintenance work in an assigned area or building complex; perform related work.


  • Cleaning/maintenance. Typical duties: performs heavy-duty cleaning in locker rooms, classrooms, dormitories, and lavatories; cleans, sanitizes, and polishes bath, lavatory, shower, and sink fixtures; dusts, washes, sponge mops; sanitizes, and shampoos furniture, woodwork, walls, windows, and glass items; cleans shades and covers on light fixtures; replaces light bulbs; removes waste and debris from areas; selects products and compounds for cleaning jobs; measures and mixes compounds, disinfectants, and sanitizing agents and applies according to procedures or manufacturers' specifications; orders supplies for custodial closets and stocks with paper products, cleaning compounds and similar items; sweeps, strips, seals, and finishes, linoleum, and other floors; washes windows; may clean certain draperies such as vinyl.
  • Equipment operation/security. Typical duties: operates heavy-duty scrubbing, buffing, shampooing, vacuuming, and wet/dry pickup equipment; performs preventive maintenance on cleaning equipment; finishes floors using strippers, and final finishers; uses snow blowers, hoists, airlift platforms, dollies, and carts; replaces belts, brushes, and bearings in power equipment; insures that floor and building area is secure; verifies doors are locked and lights and appliances are off; reports fire hazards and other emergencies.
  • Miscellaneous. Typical duties. Custodians perform a variety of duties to help insure facilities operate smoothly. This may include setting-up bleachers, portable flooring, tables, and chairs for special events, providing direction and answering basic questions regarding events for patrons, moves furniture, appliances, and similar heavy items; sets-up and climbs ladders and scaffolding; shovels snow from walkways.


  • Willingness to: perform duties associated with commercial cleaning, including operating industrial-type cleaning equipment such as high-speed buffers and vacuum cleaners; cleaning restrooms, bath facilities, locker rooms, swimming pools, and similar facilities; moving heavy items such as tables, chairs, and bleachers; and repairing the equipment and related devices you operate.


The physical nature of the work may vary from day-to-day based on operational needs; however while performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to:

  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
  • Be able to reach overhead.
  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, climbing ladders, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday.
  • Standing and walking continuously throughout the shift.
  • Have the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Most work time will be in high traffic areas requiring intensive cleaning and maintenance and may include marginally unsafe and/or unpleasant conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee may be subject to inclement and variable weather conditions including wet, extreme heat and extreme cold, as well as temperature changes sometimes with little or no warning in daylight and in darkness. The employee must have the ability and is required to wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

This work is heavy-duty commercial cleaning, not household type work. Most of your time will be spent in high-traffic areas that require heavy cleaning and related maintenance. This may include working in hazardous and/or unpleasant conditions.


Checklist. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 10 to pass this examination. Exam results are available immediately online when you complete and submit your exam.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link at the bottom of the page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

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  • How to Apply:
    • Click on either Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions to complete the Application and Exam.  If you have questions regarding this process, please call the numbers shown to the left.
    • When completing your online application, please include:
      • Boise State University under "Agencies"
      • Full Time, Shift, and Night Shift under "Job Type/Shift"
      • Boise under "Cities"

Policy Statements:

  • Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. For more information, please review the University’s full Background Investigations Policy.
  • Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace and campus. For more information, please review the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.
  • Boise State University is a SMOKE FREE campus. For more information, please visit the Smoke Free Campus webpage.

Jeanne Clery Statement:

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Boise State University 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested in person through the Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to

The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State’s separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State’s campuses. It also includes the 2016 Annual Fire Safety Report for the Boise State main campus that provides fire safety information and fire statistics for the previous three years for on-campus student housing. Also included in the report are Boise State’s institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others.

Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Boise State University!


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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.