Custodial Supervisor - Residential (8am - 4:30am) - 23047BR

Custodial Supervisor - Residential (8am - 4:30am)

Custodial Services
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the University of Kansas.
Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The incumbent is the senior supervisor for custodial staff assigned to their respective zone who perform daily cleaning activities in office, classroom, research, and/or residential buildings. The incumbent is responsible for planning and directing work activities for lead workers, and/or custodial staff, following a daily and seasonal plan for custodial services. The incumbent is also responsible for providing appropriate skills related training, and for physically completing custodial work as required.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.
KU is a great place to work!

Work schedule: Sunday-Thursday 10:30pm-7am

Job Description

60% - Plans and directs work of subordinate custodial team leads and custodians. Incumbent provides direct and daily supervision to review staff progress, determine effectiveness, training needs, and proper cleaning methods. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that established work schedules are followed, including daily review and inspection of assigned facilities. Conducts regular staff meetings to discuss schedules and assignments, use and care of equipment, staff development and training needs, and appropriate response to unique or unusual situations as they arise. Provides daily quality inspections of the zone and ensures follow-up occurs to remedy any identified deficiencies. Incumbent is responsible for recommending new hires when vacancies occur and ensure effective staffing and use of resources. The incumbent also develops and implements procedures for the effective use of time, equipment, and labor relative to daily work activities and support for future assignments. Establishes work schedules and evaluates work/performance of subordinates. The Supervisor also conducts regular staff meetings to discuss schedules and assignments, use and care of equipment, staff development and training needs, and appropriate response to unique or unusual situations as they arise.

25% - Reviews time and labor and absence management reports and forwards as appropriate. Approves leave requests and monitors leave balances for assigned staff. Submits annual physical inventory according to schedule from Comptroller's Office.

10% - Shares responsibilities for meeting requirements outlined in any service level agreements that may exist with customers in the zone. Distributes custodial work to staff. May be responsible for additional zone custodial services in the absence of colleagues or immediate supervisor. On-call supervisor on a rotating basis for after-hours emergencies. Participates in training sessions and service classes or workshops.

5% - Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
  2. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outdoors.
  3. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather if required.
  4. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Work overtime as needed.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency.
  2. Five (5) years of custodial experience with three (3) years of experience as a supervisor.
  3. A valid driver's license by time of hire.
  4. Experience using MS Office, including Outlook and Word.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Custodial experience in a large commercial or institutional setting.
  2. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) experience.
  3. More than three years supervisory/leadership experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information to three references with your completed online application.

Application review will begin Monday, August 15th and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Cameron Lauer

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Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Posting ID:
Custodial Services
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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