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PO Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0066


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Open for Recruitment: January 2, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Announcement # 02010049812
Salary Range: $8.19 - $11.69 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

The State of Idaho is currently recruiting Custodians.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. 
Hiring lists from this announcement will be sent to agencies when vacancies occur.

This announcement will be used to fill all types of Custodian openings.  Many positions require shift work. If you are willing to work shift work, please mark "shift" under job type/shift in your application (this is explained under "How to Apply" below).

Some positions may also require applicants to pass a background investigation.  Positions with Department of Health and Welfare (State Hospital North, State Hospital South, Idaho State School and Hospital) all require background investigations.

This recruitment will be used for all openings. Openings occur in the following agencies and cities:

  • Boise State University in Boise (entry salary at BSU is $10.25 per hour)
  • Department of Health & Welfare
    • Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa
    • State Hospital North in Orofino
    • State Hospital South in Blackfoot
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls
  • Idaho State University in Pocatello (entry salary at ISU is $10.12 per hour; if interested in a position at ISU, be sure and mark all shifts that you are willing to work under job/type shift)
  • Public Health District 4 in Boise
  • Public Health District 6 in Pocatello
  • Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston
  • Lava Hot Springs in Lava Hot Springs

Job Duties (job duties will vary depending on what facility and agency you work for):

Cleaning/maintenance typical duties:

  • Performs heavy-duty cleaning in hospitals, 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

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 sanders, strippers, and final finishers
  • Uses snow blowers, hysters, airlift platforms, dollies, and carts
  • Replaces belts, brushes, and bearings in power equipment
  • Insures that floor and building area is secure

Minimum Qualifications:
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
  • Repairing the equipment and related devices you operate

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 70 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:

  • All agencies where you are willing to accept employment under "Agencies"
  • All types of employment you are willing to work (such as full time, part time, shift, nights) under "Job Type/Shift"
  • All cities where you are willing to work under "Cities"

You must also complete/update 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.


Preview Exam

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.