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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 1999-07-26
Physical Plant
Title: Manager of Custodial Operations
Function and Responsibility
As a staff member of University management and under the administrative supervision of the Vice President for Finance, the Manager of Custodial Operations is responsible for planning and implementing the efficient and effective cleaning of University facilities. From time to time, may require evening, weekend and extended hours.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directly supervise, assign, schedule and evaluate the building attendants assigned to general fund and auxiliary buildings; schedule, assign and supervise student labor; arrange, coordinate and provide training to the custodial staff.

Plan and implement daily cleaning schedules, special cleaning, holiday and break cleaning, and summer cleaning.

Inspect facilities for cleanliness on a daily basis; provide reports as required or requested by management; develop cleaning schedules and standards that optimize the operation.

Develop and manage the custodial budget in a financially responsible manner.

Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment; make recommendations to supervisor on supplies and equipment; prepare specifications and bid documents for purchases of supplies and equipment.

Provide support to conference and convention events as well as special university events.

Manage the contract for refuse removal for the University; prepare specifications and bid documents for contract renewal.

Responsible for management of all recycling programs for the university.

Share responsibility for monitoring the TMA system with the Engineer and assist with the input of data into the system.

Assume the duties of the other physical plant managers in their absence when requested including, but not limited to, distributing work orders for trades and supervising trades and grounds staff.

As a member of the Physical Plant management team, meet with other team members on a regular basis to assist in decision making with respect to a variety of Physical Plant issues.

Other special projects will be assigned as needed.

Graduation from high school and at least five years experience in the custodial care of higher education or similar facilities. Preference may be given to candidates with at least three of the five years in a supervisory capacity. Personal initiative, the ability to assume personal responsibility for decisions, and the ability to effectively manage staff are of particular importance.
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to allow inspection of various University and area facilities and equipment; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks.
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