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Facilities and Grounds Technician

Rocky Vista University
4130 Rocky Vista Way
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Rocky Vista University in Billings, MT has an opening for a

Facilities and Grounds Technician (Full-Time)


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements on our Careers page at




$21.00 to $23.25 per hour plus $1,000 sign-on bonus upon completion of first 90 days. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.




RVU offers a full benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks (minimum) accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee’s contribution.


Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: We are Rocky Vista University (RVU), a diverse, equitable, and inclusive healthcare education university that recognizes, values, and respects the commonalities and differences reflected in our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We strive to be compassionate healthcare educators and practitioners who embrace and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.


RVU is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Primary Purpose

The Facilities and Grounds Technician is responsible for, under general direction of the Manager of Facilities and Grounds, the planning, coordination, and overseeing the operation of RVU's facility, including custodial and grounds, lighting system monitoring, and the safety and coordination of campus usage. This position provides backup and support to the Manager of Facilities and Grounds as well as the Facilities and Grounds Sr. Technicians, the Shipping and Receiving Dept., and the Security Department. This position reports to the Manager of Facilities and Grounds.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist in or coordinate the overall planning and decision-making for maintaining the safety, utility and appearance of RVU Montana.
  • Keep records of inspections and maintenance records of all safety systems within RVU Montana.
  • Assists in creating a schedule or timetable of regular evaluations of the facility, and regular maintenance.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements and modifications associated with the custodial staff.
  • Assists in supervising the work of outside contractors and vendors, specifically, landscaping, plumbing, lighting, door closures, and security related issues, including inspection and completion.
  • Monitor and maintain Lighting schedule while providing support and backup to the Sr. Technician, with the maintenance of the HVAC management system.
  • Submit requests to the Manager of Facilities and Grounds for maintenance projects.
  • Assists the Manager of Facilities and Grounds and all technicians in developing and maintaining a plan for 24-7 coverage relating to building usage, custodial, grounds, maintenance, safety and emergencies.
  • Ensure operation and upkeep of vehicles and equipment owned by RVU.
  • Oversees the usage of facilities by RVU Montana personnel/groups and organizations within the university: set-ups, teardowns, and clean-up.
  • Oversee snow removal issues and scheduling. Performs snow removal by shoveling or light equipment.
  • Monitors and maintains the irrigation system and grounds.
  • Read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, plans, and schematics.
  • Ability to work on a rotating on-call status.
  • Help build a culture that respects, values, and promotes diversity within an atmosphere of access, equity, and inclusion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good organizational skills – ability to come up with processes and follow up.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Safely operate and maintain power tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work with confidential material with a high level of attention to detail and discretion
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team-based diverse environment.
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing equity, diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks throughout the workday INCLUDING: Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.; climb 25-foot ladder; and work in all weather conditions.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma
  • One (1) to three (3) years job-related experience in the areas of maintenance and/or facilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • One (1)-three (3) years experience working with Building Automation Systems
  • One (1)-three (3) years of electronic training with an understanding of electrical and electronic diagrams.
  • One (1)-three (3) years of experience in hands-on maintenance, landscaping or grounds upkeep duties


Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.



Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and /or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.

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