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Job Standard for Custodian Superintendent

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Custodian Superintendent Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 2004
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor 1
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Custodial


To manage custodial staff and operations for a large multi facility campus; perform related work.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of: common practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in custodial work; custodial safety practices; sanitation and infection control.

Experience: managing a large custodial staff and related operations and services; directing the ordering and storage of custodial supplies; developing cost estimates; arbitrating service disputes and negotiating resolutions; conducting group meetings; maintaining records and preparing reports; developing, implementing, and conducting custodial training programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. this includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Custodian Superintendent must:

  • This position directs a large permanent staff through subordinate supervisors in a large campus complex that includes vocational, academic, administrative, athletic, and research facilities.
  • Formulates long-range plans for custodial services and operations; develops and implements work standards, priorities, staffing levels, and cleaning techniques for custodial services; directs custodial operations; develops and monitors budget; may develop specifications and implement contracts for carpeting and window covering installation, repair, and replacement; coordinates solicitation, review, and award of bids; plans and schedules cleaning of facilities and preparation of rooms for meetings and events; writes equipment specifications; insures custodial supplies meet established standards; prepares management and incident reports; conducts service needs assessment surveys and analyzes results; evaluates and monitors use and testing of new products and techniques.
  • Interviews and hires staff and evaluate performance; orients new employees; conducts safety meetings, accident investigations, training classes, and related sessions to improve services and reduce accidents; negotiates resolutions of complaints regarding services and staff; conducts staff meetings.

35% of Time the Custodian Superintendent

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Custodian Superintendent

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Custodian Superintendent

Career Path

Building Services, other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.