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Superintendent, Custodial


Manages a team of supervisors, custodians, and/or housekeepers.  Plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises custodial and/or housekeeping operations for an organization.  Utilizes familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Performs a variety of complicated tasks.  Works under administrative supervision.  Leads and directs the work of others.  Spends 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties.  Exercises a high degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically reports to the Director of Building Services or other appropriate administrator.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the custodial/housekeeping department for a unit or subunit
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Develop, manage, and monitor records
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department
  • Acquire, distribute, and store supplies
  • Analyze internal processes; develop policies and procedures to ensure a clean and safe environment; recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records
  • Plan, develop, administer, manage, and control budgets , equipment, and supplies for custodial/housekeeping function
  • Monitor facilities to ensure that they remains safe, secure, and well-maintained; ensure department complies with applicable environmental, health, and security standards and government regulations/codes
  • Makes recommendation regarding the hire and termination of custodial, housekeeping, clerical, and administrative personnel
  • Ensure staff is properly trained to perform their jobs according to policies and procedures; conduct classes to teach procedures to staff
  • Dispose of, or oversee the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property for assigned area

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Licensure and Certification

Driver license may be required (if duties dictate)


This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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