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Facilities Associate, Campus Recreation

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 6, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Athletics, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Campus Recreation invites applications for a Facilities Associate to join their team. Under direct supervision, the individual assigned to this position performs intermediate to advanced janitorial/custodial duties in Campus Recreation Facilities of both the Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC) and the Grizzly Pool.

Duties include but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, trash removal, and sanitizing; general maintenance including but not limited to: changing light bulbs and filters, and supplying paper and soap products; and specialty work pertaining to cleaning rubber based flooring for which approximately 30% of the flooring in the FRC consists of such flooring.

This position 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; handling conflict in an appropriate manner, and providing support and assistance to team members. This position could potentially oversee student workers. The evening work shifts are typically 8:30 pm - 5:30 am five days per week with a two-day weekend. Work days to be determined.

Upon completion of training, the incumbent will have the ability to work productively independently, as well as in a small team environment.

Required Skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a safe work environment
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment; create and maintain a work atmosphere of trust and respect with all team members
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to read instructions, safety information, policies and procedures, and write
  • Interpersonal, listening, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to be organized and effectively manage time

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • High school diploma (or equivalency), as well as at least twelve (12) months of directly related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

About Campus Recreation and UM

Campus Recreation enriches the academic experiences of University of Montana students and provides all members with exceptional health, fitness and recreational opportunities. In addition to helpful staff and state-of-the-art facilities, Campus Recreation offers services, events and innovative programs. Program areas include aquatics, fitness programs, golf, intramural sports, outdoor programs and youth camps. Extending positive, lasting impacts to the broader community, Campus Recreation also co-hosts collaborative events and provides public access to the Grizzly Pool, University of Montana Golf Course and Youth Camps. Campus Recreation provides opportunities to thrive in the pursuit of well being through innovative staff, facilities and programming.

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.

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: 152080

Department: Campus Recreation

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, 12 months/year,

Salary: $14.408/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

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 the 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).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

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