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  2019-11-06     Boise State University     1910 University Drive      10.50 - 12.05 hour  


Housing and Residence Life

Requisition #190661

Boise State Introduction

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Position Overview:

  • 3 vacancies
  • Department of Housing and Residence Life
  • Work schedule is Thursday- Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

We will be holding a Custodial Open House on November 13th, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for the opportunity to meet with management, ask questions, learn about benefits and apply in person. Please RSVP by calling the Human Resources office at (208) 426-1616

Duties and Responsibilities


Housing facility custodial duties include preparation of rooms and apartments for assignment and general ongoing daily custodial services for the common areas of the housing facilities. Regular and reliable attendance at work is required because of the need for these tasks to be performed on a daily basis. This position performs heavy duty cleaning practices to include: vacuuming, carpet extraction, floor cleaning and waxing, window cleaning, dusting, mopping, sweeping, vent cleaning, fixture cleaning, wall cleaning and appliance cleaning (including stoves, ovens, and refrigerators). The position cleans and disinfects bathrooms on a daily basis, including but not limited to: toilets, tubs, shower stalls, walls, sinks, and floors. Use of household and commercial cleaning/disinfecting agents is required for this position.

custodians are responsible for interior and exterior trash and recycling removal in addition to restocking paper products, soap and sanitizers in common area bathrooms and lobby areas – all on a daily basis. This position performs minor maintenance and repair functions such as: replacing light bulbs, screens, OCC batteries, smoke detector batteries, and air fresheners. will perform minor repairs on custodial equipment which they use regularly (listed in the section below), such as replacing belts, brushes and bearings. Custodians will assist in moving, assembling, setting-up and adjusting furniture (beds, mattresses, tables, chairs and appliances) and will also aid in moving rolling carts.

Equipment Operation:

Custodial staff operates carpet extractors, pressure washers, garbage compactor, rotary buffers and scrubbers, wet-dry vacuums, vacuum cleaners, snow removal equipment, leaf blowers, and all types of hand operated custodial equipment. The employee must demonstrate an understanding of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and common custodial safety practices.


Custodians are responsible for maintaining building security such as securing rooms and apartments and exterior doors when entering and leaving facilities. Custodians are expected to report any illegal or suspicious behaviors, fire hazards and other safety concerns to their supervisor immediately. Departmental keys will be issued to Custodians, which they are responsible for at all times.

Custodians are expected to maintain a high level of customer service in their interactions with residents, guests and other staff members by providing direction and answering basic questions as well as following up with appropriate staff regarding concerns and issues. may also aid in instruction of temporary help and student workers, under the Custodian’s supervisor’s direction and supervision. are also required to attend regular staff/departmental meetings and trainings. This position will also aid in maintaining the safety of housing facilities during inclement weather to include snow removal (shoveling and snow blowing), applying de-icing agents to walkways and stairs, etc.

Ability to read and understand written instructions on equipment operations, cleaning agents, MSDS books and safety pamphlets. Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance at work. Have good knowledge of basic cleaning skills and the judgment to use safe custodial practices; must demonstrate the willingness to perform duties associated with commercial cleaning including operating industrial-type cleaning equipment such as high-speed buffers and vacuum cleaners; cleaning restrooms and bath facilities; moving heavy items such as tables, chairs, and appliances; and repairing the equipment and related devices the position requires you to operate.

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; and repairing the equipment and related devices you operate.

Physical Demands
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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in two or more languages.

Salary and benefits: Salary range for this position is $10.50- $12.05 per hour depending on experience. Boise State University Total Rewards provides an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision: Medical, Dental and Vision coverage included for spouse and children with great rates and low deductibles
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Set aside tax free dollars dedicated to your and your family’s medical expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program: Free, confidential service that provides short-term counseling services to eligible employees and their families
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D): The University automatically provides Basic Life Insurance coverage equal to one times your annual pay, with a minimum coverage of $20,000 at no cost to you. This insurance also provides $2,000 of life insurance for your spouse, and $1,000 for each eligible dependent child. In the event of accidental death of the employee, a benefit of one times annual pay is paid in addition to the Basic Life benefit.
  • Retirement: This position is eligible for the PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) retirement
  • Time Away From Work
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit: Employee/Dependents take classes from eligible programs at $5.00 per credit
  • Discounts: Cell phone plan discounts through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile through university employment and much more!
  • Other Benefits

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Closing Date: This position is open until filled. 

About Boise State University:

Please contact Boise State Human Resources by phone at (208) 426-1553 or email at

We offer Application assistance with online applications! By appointment preferred but drop in available at the Human Resource Services office most weekdays from 2-3 PM MST, call (208) 426-1616 to schedule yours today!

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