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Custodian Supervisor

Custodian Supervisor

Job Category: Managerial/Professional
Unit: Housing and Residence Life
Position Code: SHRL9316A
Status: Open
Closing Date: 12/01/2019
Salary: $47,500 - $51,500 Annually
Location: Merced
Background check: Background check is required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Under the direction of the Housing Custodial Services Manager the Housing Custodial Supervisor directly manages all phases of the Housing custodial operations across all shifts to ensure campus facilities are kept in a clean and sanitary condition by providing direction and guidance to Housing Sr. Custodians, Custodians and Laborers. Analyzes and resolves problems on site and administers and follows policies and contract
agreements as required.

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to ensure accountability and stewardship of campus operational resources such as equipment, cleaning and chemical supplies are in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and determines best practice to meet goals. The Housing Custodial Supervisor recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies that will increase productivity or assist in budgetary goals.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee daily activities of employees by providing direction, guidance and supervision to maintain an orderly, safe, clean and efficient operation. Assists with any cleanup projects, maintains inventory pars of equipment, supplies, as well as, make sure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored in a secure location at end of shift. Provides services for Housing special events. Submits biweekly time sheets to ensure payroll deadlines are met. Develops work standards and assignments for Housing custodial operations. Hires, trains, promotes, evaluates and disciplines custodial employees. Maintains performance and attendance records and other personnel files. Reduces risk and work-related injuries. Inspects all housing – dining buildings to ensure areas are clean and meet university service level standards set by management. Works effectively with campus community and team members to accomplish work assignments to ensure assigned tasks are completed on a timely manner with the highest quality and efficiency.

Oversees with thorough knowledge of policies and procedures the planning, organization and direction of Housing custodial operations. Provides and encourages positive examples of leadership and teamwork among staff and promotes quality service to campus community. Regularly coordinates and conducts staff meetings and training sessions. Maintains job proficiency and knowledge through appropriate training courses, seminars, publications and contacts with others in the trade. Tests cleaning materials, equipment and building supplies with focus on "Green Cleaning" and "Sustainability" campus programs. Improves efficiency and contributes to water and energy saving programs. Supports recycling program coordinating collection and monitoring inside campus Housing buildings. Is well versed and follows APPA protocols.

Enforces safety guidelines for Blood Borne Illnesses, bio-hazard materials from human waste, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), ladder safety, hand safety, back safety, VIRT (Violent Intruder Alert Training) and general awareness of safety guidelines to protect university employees and assets. Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting incident reports when needed, as well as, contacting appropriate departments to insure prompt handling of an injury related to worker compensation. Enforces proper handling of equipment, chemicals and cleaning supplies. Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture.

Conduct monthly inventory of chemicals and cleaning materials. Assists in the budgets for custodial operations. Submits biweekly timesheets to ensure payroll deadlines are met.

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience or 6 years of equivalent related experience/training required.

  • 1-2 years of lead or supervisory experience preferred.

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with peers, employees, supervisor, and department/UC staff in a courteous and professional manner required.

  • Verbal and written communication skills in the English language, active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, multi-tasking, and time management required.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct cleaning schedules and manage all aspects of development of the custodial crew required.

  • Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture required.

  • Must have valid Class C California Driver's License. Position is subject to the California DMV's "Pull Notice System" and an offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record required.

  • Employment contingent upon pre-placement physical, including drug/alcohol testing, and background investigation required.

  • Position will require weekends and/or multiple shifts required.

  • Working knowledge in custodial and housekeeping services required.

  • Working knowledge of and ability for decision making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis, and quality control analysis required
  • Working knowledge and skill in effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel required.

  • Basic computer application skills required.

  • Effectively communicates orally and in writing required.

  • Knowledge of general custodial duties required.

  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills when dealing with campus community or outside clients required.

  • On a bi-weekly basis the Housing Custodial Supervisor will work a Saturday or Sunday to ensure at least twice per month we have supervisory coverage on weekend days required.

    To Apply: Visit the link below to use our new on-line application system.

    If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy:

    As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

    E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

    For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

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