Transportation Facilities Support

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Security, Transportation, Entry-Level, Mid-Level

About Us:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

To maintain and repair electronic devices and other equipment; maintain parking lots and surfaces; perform related work.

Campus Security Authority: This position is identified as a “Campus Security Authority (CSA)” per the federal law known as the Clery Act. Per this law, the employee is required to report any crimes that he/she becomes aware of to the Clery Compliance Officer. Additionally, CSAs are required to complete annual training prescribed by the Clery Compliance Officer.

Department Overview:

Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety is responsible for more than ”people safety.” In addition to university Security, our team includes the university's Emergency Management Department, Transportation (Shuttle buses and the Cycle Learning Center) and Parking, and Integrated Security Technology. Department of Public Safety employees are responsible for the safety of everyone on campus through a variety of programs. We believe in supporting our team members in all roles of their life. We offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay rates, meaningful and impactful work, and healthy teams. Public Safety will encourage you to take time doing what is most important to you, whether that is spending time with family, traveling, or increasing your education. We want the best employees. If you are a high performer who's gotten lost at other organizations who just don't seem to get it, come meet us. We are different and always seeking ways to improve. Apply and let us prove it!

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

Public Safety Standard Employee Responsibilities:
● Ensures customer service for the entire Department and campus community.
● Engages in Departmental problem-solving for organizational issues; makes recommendations for Department efficiencies and advancement.
● Plans and coordinates a variety of special administrative projects and assignments.
● Renews job knowledge by reading professional journals, participating in education opportunities, and belonging to professional organizations.
● Represents the Department and the Division in select working groups, committees, and partnerships, both internal and external to the University.

● Performs daily/weekly routine cleaning in garages including but not limited to:
● Cleaning, sanitizing, dusting, washing multiple surfaces, sweeping and mopping
● Sanitizes and cleans furniture, woodwork, walls, windows, and glass items
● Cleans shades and covers on light fixtures
● Removes waste and debris
● Selects products and compounds for cleaning jobs and applies according to procedures or manufacturers’ specifications
● Washes windows; removes and prepares draperies for cleaning
● Orders and maintains supplies for custodial closets and stocks custodial closets.
● Performs preventive maintenance including the use of snow blowers, hysters, airlift platforms, dollies, and carts; uses specialized sweepers; replaces belts, brushes, and bearings; verifies doors are locked and lights and appliances are off; reports fire hazards and other emergencies.
● Custodians perform a variety of duties to help insure facilities operate smoothly. This may include setting up for special events, moving furniture and similar heavy items; sets-up and climbing ladders; shovels snow from walkways.

Parking Maintenance:
● Maintains and repairs electronic devices such as pay-per-space units and gate boxes
● Performs the preparation and painting of surfaces, lines out, and stripes parking areas and paints curbs
● Monitors and reports on unsafe conditions in parking lots
● Clears debris and power washes parking surfaces
● Operates and performs repair and maintenance on strippers and snow plows
● Operates jackhammers, welding units, portable power packs, and striping machines
● Maintains lot components such as signs, poles, and wheel blocks
● Uses hand tools such as drills, screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, saws, files, and punches
● Keeps tools and equipment in good working condition.

Preventative Maintenance:
● Cleans and maintains shuttle stop shelters across campus and reports any damage or repairs needed to the shelters.
● Assist with snow removal including early mornings to ensure campus safety.
● Assist with winter maintenance as assigned.
● Assist with summer maintenance including parking lot maintenance and painting in parking lots.

May preform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Good verbal and written communication skills; detail-oriented.
● Good customer service skills.
● Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
● Knowledge of cleaning supplies and related chemicals.
● Ability to manage one’s own time.
● Ability to work outside in variable temperatures.
● Ability to work a flexible schedule for maintenance needs.
● Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters and information.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: diagnosing and making repairs to basic electronic components; making mechanical repairs and minor repairs to small engines; operating power tools including air compressors and hammer drills; using standard hand tools, including drills, screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, saws, and files; using word processing and spreadsheet computer software.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience operating power tools including air compressors and hammer drills
● Experience using standard hand tools, including drills, screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, saws, and files
● 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 similar facilities; moving heavy items such as tables, chairs, and bleachers; and repairing the equipment and related devices you operate.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary of $16.50/hr. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following material:
● Resume
● Cover Letter
● Three References



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