Employment Opportunities

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IPF is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive culture and hiring a diverse workforce. We use high-performing, leading-edge practices to offer the best quality and value for our services.


Featured Positions (from careers.msu.edu)

Landscape Services

Custodial Services

  • There are multiple Custodian I positions posted; these are all Full time, $17.03 per hour
  • On-Call Service/Maintenance
    • Nights (9:00p.m.-1:00a.m. or 10:00p.m.-2:00a.m.)
    • Evenings (6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.)
    • Mornings (5:00a.m.-9:00a.m.)

Maintenance Services

Surplus Store and Recycling Center

Communications and Learning & Development


Full and Part-Time Employees

  • Health care and prescription drug coverage
  • Optional dental and vision coverage
  • Holiday pay, personal leave time, vacation time
  • Other optional benefits like retirement and life/accident insurance
  • Tuition assistance for employees, employee spouses and children
  • Free access to ElevateU, an online training platform with thousands of courses, videos and books

Full, Part-Time, On-Call, and Temp Employees

  • Access to MSU Intramural (IM) Sports Facilities (IM Sports West, IM Sports East, IM Sports Circle)
  • Free on-campus CATA bus service
  • On- and off-campus employee discounts
  • Voluntary tax-deferred 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP)

Joining our team means becoming an essential part of a global university dedicated to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Our work helps Spartans change the world.

A student moves mulch with a large pitchfork

IPF offers many opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience.


Featured Positions (from handshake.com)

  • Landscape Services: Landscape Services Student Laborer (part-time flexible schedule, $16.50/hr)
  • Maintenance Services: Student Maintenance Assistant I Service Garage – Refrigeration Services (part-time flexible schedule, $12.50/hr)
  • Support Services: Student Clerical Assistant II (part-time flexible schedule, $13/hr)
  • Planning, Design and Construction: Administrative Student Assistant 


  • Real-world career experience  in landscaping, planning and design, real estate, safety, construction, engineering, HR, finance, environmental sustainability, and communications
  • In 2004, Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon, both graduates and life-long supporters of MSU, created an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial support for IPF-employed undergraduate students preferably majoring in Business or Engineering.

    To qualify, you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher while being a full-time student, have documented financial need (determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid), have a recommendation from a full-time IPF employee where you work, and be a student employee at IPF for more than a year. These requirements must be met each semester for up to three years. This is a renewable scholarship that will be applied to tuition costs.

    Your completed application must be submitted prior to the annual deadline to be considered.