Facilities Associate, Facility Services

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Facilities Services invites applications for two (2) Facilities Associate positions . This position will perform work of a lower-level position and, under general supervision, provides direct customer service to members of the campus and to the community at large. Builds and maintains a work atmosphere of trust and respect by establishing open communication among team members; recognizing the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization; taking steps to prevent destructive conflict and handling conflict in an appropriate manner; listening and responding appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of all individuals; and providing support and assistance to team members.

Performs intermediate to advanced custodial duties, including specialty cleaning as it pertains to the work unit or area and seasonal cleaning work. Learns and understands the unique aspects and have mastered the specific custodial needs of the work area. Informs supervisor of observed problems and handles the more routine reports or requests repairs to facility. Reports equipment maintenance needs to supervisor.

This position may have management or supervisory duties as a fill-in Technician at times.

Department Specific Duties:
  • Acts professionally at all times
  • Understands and follows custodial policies and procedures
  • Has a thorough knowledge of their building assignment(s)
  • Provides quality customer service to the building staff, faculty, students, and the general public
  • Establishes positive communication with co-workers, staff, faculty, students, and the general public
  • Participates in regular meetings and safety trainings
  • Ensures proper use and maintenance of custodial equipment and that work is performed in a safe manner
  • Has knowledge of green cleaning methods and the environmental impact of cleaning
  • Report building irregularities to Technician
  • Understand key protocols and building security
Custodial Duties:
  • Clean and sanitize restroom surfaces and fixtures
  • Collect trash and clean public garbage cans as needed
  • Stock University paper and soap dispensers
  • Sweep and mop floors including stairs
  • Clean chalkboards and whiteboards in teaching areas, and replace dry erase markers, chalk, and erasers as needed
  • Clean classroom tabletops and furniture
  • Damp dust and sanitize high touch surfaces
  • Vacuum carpeted areas and clean carpet stains as needed
  • Clean entryways including glass (weather permitting)
  • Sweep outside entryways (weather permitting) and remove snow/ice from building entryways when needed
  • Clean drinking fountains, sinks, and elevators
  • Clean ceiling vents, remove gum as needed, change lights, and spot clean walls as needed
  • Accessible University carpets extracted as needed
  • Accessible University interior public glass cleaned as needed
  • Accessible hard floors cleaned, polished or refinished as needed
  • Reachable University light fixtures cleaned as needed
  • Any additional cleaning duties assigned by Technician
Required Skills
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform duties and responsibilities of lower-level positions
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a safe work environment
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Create and maintain a work atmosphere of trust and respect with all team members
  • Work with a variety of diverse groups of individuals effectively
  • Read and write instructions, safety information, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated skill in customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated skill in interpersonal, listening and oral communication
  • Demonstrated skill in organization and time-management;
Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)
  • Lifting: Floor to 30 inches, up to 50 Lbs. Floor to 60 inches, up to 35 Lbs. Floor to overhead, up to 5 Lbs. sustained, with both hands. (Lifting buffer, Floor to 30”, 70 Lbs. optional.)
  • Carrying: 2 handed front carry up to 35 Lbs. for 50 feet. (Carrying buffer up stairs, 70 Lbs. optional.)
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (during the use of cleaning equipment 25 Lbs., handling janitor’s cart 5 Lbs.).
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (handling, pushing and pulling classroom and office furniture, file cabinets, and equipment): 30 Lbs. sustained at waist level (60 Lbs. optional)
  • Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
  • Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead with 5 Lbs. in both hands, sustained.
  • Working overhead from various positions (standing, squatting, and kneeling).
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.
  • Use of various hand grip circumferences and firm hand grip positions while manipulating various tools and equipment (maximum 50 Lbs.).
Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment .

Minimum Required Experience
  • Knowledge and skill equivalent to a high school education and more than twelve (12) months directly related cleaning experience, or a combination of experience and education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some university experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of university departmental cleaning needs and expertise in handling work within the unit or department.
  • Ability to perform seasonal/cyclical cleaning work such as carpet extraction and refinishing floors.
About the Facilities Services and UM

The Mission of Facilities Services is to assist in the development of a physical environment supportive of teaching, research, and Administration on The University of Montana campus through the operation and maintenance of the state funded Physical Plant, and providing services to the auxiliaries as required. It is also Facilities Services Mission to provide planning and construction services for all of the campus in support of the development and enhancement of the University's Physical Plant. Additionally, Facilities Services is responsible for assuring compliance with all codes related to facilities, construction, renovations, maintenance and operations of all campus facilities. This Mission of support includes long-term preservation of facilities, assets and equipment.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.


Position Details

Position Title: Facilities Associate

Position Number: 086400, 085700 & 116500

Department: Facilities Services

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 hr./wk.),

Monday through Friday 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM, 12 months/year.

Salary: $14.958/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.


How to Apply

Accepting Applications: OPEN UNTIL FILLED by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Applying through Indeed.com or easy apply through Indeed.com may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above. *

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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