Lead Custodian/Groundskeeper - Pest Management Technician

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The Lead Custodian/Groundskeeper - Pest Management Technician is responsible for coordinating special projects and providing lead worker oversight and training to custodian/groundskeeper positions; performing Integrated Pest Management duties to eradicate pests in housing units including serving as lead for inspection and treatment of units; maintaining facilities, grounds and landscaped features to ensure orderly, functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing appearances of assigned areas; and performing a variety of cleaning, custodial and maintenance services to ensure buildings, facilities and property are clean, orderly and safe.


 Demonstrated Knowledge of:
• Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods, equipment, chemicals and techniques to include bedbug eradication processes (e.g., manual cleaning, heat, desiccants, etc.).
• Application equipment, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
• Materials, methods, and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance. Includes knowledge of chemicals and cleaning products; proper care and trimming techniques and strategies for lawns, trees, shrubs and other plants and a variety of hand and power equipment used in the care of lawns trees, shrubs, plants and pruning. Use and care of maintenance and building tools, and light motorized equipment.
• Leadership, training and education of other team members.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities in:
• Communications and Teamwork: Customer service and working with others, including ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all those contacted in the course of work. Includes fellow department team members, residents, and management.
• Self-development: Including continual learning of new methods, and materials. Anticipating possible problems and needs.
• Efficiency and Effectiveness: To plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate work flow; work independently and meet multiple deadlines; attention to detail and accuracy.
• Adaptability to changes and problem-solving skills: To define problems, identify needs and solve problems independently.
• Minor machine and equipment operation and repair. Including mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, floor buffers, carpet cleaning equipment, heating units etc.
• Safety. Including following safety protocols and precautions at all times (e.g., use of protective equipment, safely using tools and equipment, observing precautions related to pathogens or contagious disease, etc.

Qualifications to Join our Team:
• A high school diploma or GED and three years related janitorial, groundskeeping, and pest removal experience.
• Able to successfully complete the pesticide applicator core class, pass the core test, and attain Industrial Structural and Health License within one year of hire.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Montana Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance carriers. Ability to operate HHA vehicles.
• Experience or training in project management or supervision

Work Environment:
Work requires ability to perform manual and semi-manual labor requiring the range of full body movement.  Must be able to work from a ladder or from heights, to follow oral and written instructions, lift 100 pounds, stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, kneel, crawl, push, pull, grasp, and ride.  Hand-eye coordination is a must, as is the ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone or two-way radio.  Must be able to see and read instructions and safety information.

The typical work week is Monday through Friday, though some after-hours or overtime obligations and/or opportunities may arise.

Anticipated New Hire Salary Range:
$18.45 - $21.98 per hour depending on qualifications, plus health, participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System, and generous paid time off.

HHA offers a competitive wage with opportunity for career advancement through our Maintenance Technician Career Ladder providing highly experienced and skilled, high performing individuals promotion opportunities to earn up to $25.49 an hour.

HHA offers medical, dental and vision benefits as well as participation in the Montana Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS) and Deferred Compensation plans. Other benefits include tax-deferred contributions to a health savings plan, Short-Term Disability insurance, Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance with optional coverages; and a generous paid leave program including 10 holidays plus state general election days, 15 days of vacation leave increasing with years of service up to 24 days, and 12 days of sick leave (3 of which can be used as personal days) per year.  To see additional benefit details, please visit the HHA Employment Information page.

How to apply:
Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and completed HHA Employment Application Form either electronically at https://wkf.ms/3qF3NZB or by mail to CMS, Attn: Casey DaSilva, P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT 59624.

HHA Application Form:
Download a copy of the HHA Employment Application Form. For optimum formatting, please save the file to your computer before filling out the application. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it here now.

The position is open until filled. We look forward to talking to you.

Questions:  Please call (406) 442-4934 or email gross[at]cmsmontana.com.