Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodian I

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Custodial

Pay Grade 21

Proposed Salary $10.21 per hour

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

General Function

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Custodian I performs semi-skilled custodial services for University facilities following established procedures and guidelines in the maintenance of buildings, classrooms, offices, lavatories and restrooms, and associated areas, their furnishings and equipment using manual tools and electrically-powered machines. The Custodian I also moves furniture and equipment for cleaning or for special events which may require carrying and erecting tables, chairs, stages, podiums, sound shells, and similar items indoors and out-of-doors. The work performed by Custodian I includes the removal of snow and/or ice from exterior entrances, walkways and sidewalks.

Description of Primary Duties

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 4 AM – 12:30 PM.

The University reserves the right to fill the vacancy as Custodian Apprentice or Custodian I.

The Custodian I performs semi-skilled custodial services for University facilities following established procedures and guidelines in the maintenance of buildings, classrooms, offices, lavatories and restrooms, and associated areas, their furnishings and equipment using manual tools and electrically-powered machines. The Custodian I also moves furniture and equipment for cleaning or for special events which may require carrying and erecting tables, chairs, stages, podiums, sound shells, and similar items indoors and out-of-doors. The work performed by Custodian I includes the removal of snow and/or ice from exterior entrances, walkways and sidewalks.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: Completion of the 10th grade is required. However, significant custodial experience beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the required formal education. A high school diploma or the equivalent is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience in custodial services, which includes knowledge of cleaning procedures, equipment and supplies, is required.

Skills: Must be able to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, and similar products used in custodial services. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

License: A valid Missouri driver’s license is preferred.

Effort: Requires the ability to lift and carry custodial supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged walking or standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered cleaning equipment and machines to include snow shovels. Requires the ability to access facilities and areas that may only be accessible by climbing ladders or stairs, bending, reaching on top of partitions, cabinets, bookcases and ledges, moving furniture, supplies, equipment, or office machines. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as work is performed indoors and out-of-doors. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

Other: Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. The scope of the job requires exposure to and use of chemical compounds for cleaning which may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, application and use are not properly followed.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21840.htm

Open Date 10/13/2017

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 10/27/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

The University reserves the right to fill the vacancy as Custodian Apprentice or Custodian I. Custodian Apprentice is Grade 20; $9.10 hourly.

Custodian Apprentice job description can be found at http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21817.htm

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170150FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/34954

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)

  • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings

  • Personal Contacts / Networking

  • Newspapers

  • Other


  • Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)


  • Do you have a valid Missouri driver's license?

  • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.

  • No, I have a valid driver's license from another state.

  • No, I do not have a valid driver's license


  • Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?

  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.


  • Do you have at least one year of experience in custodial services, including knowledge of cleaning procedures, equipment and supplies?

  • yes

  • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)