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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Custodial Supervisor

Series: Facilities/Maintenance/Trades – Custodial

Level in series:  1 | 2










The Custodial Supervisor is the second level of a two level Facilities/Maintenance/Trades-Custodial  series. Incumbents perform supervisory duties in monitoring and inspecting the work of custodial employees providing commercial building custodial operations, and occasionally substitute for custodians. The Custodial Supervisor is distinguished from the Custodian by its full supervisory authority.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervising staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 40%
  2. Planning, organizing, and supervising the custodial work element; developing and implementing processes and procedures to accomplish skilled tasks within assigned areas of responsibility. Daily 10%
  3. Coordinating with other College departments, public and private organizations associated with the assigned areas of responsibility and outside contractors, to include travel between sites. Daily 15%
  4. Overseeing inventory and purchasing supplies and equipment when needed; researching and making supply and equipment purchasing recommendations. Daily 10%
  5. Conducting custodial operations, including but not limited to:
    • Vacuuming, mopping, sweeping and waxing building floors and interior spaces;
    • Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting restrooms;
    • Wiping black/whiteboards, desktops, walls and doors of facilities;
    • Moving furniture and setting up for special events;
    • Disposing of trash and recyclable materials.

Daily 10%

  1. Identifying and reporting building maintenance needs or repairs. Daily 5%
  2. Preparing and maintaining logs, records, and reports. Weekly 10%
  3. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required


Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):  High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree and the ability to read and follow instructions, and two years of related custodial experience and one year of supervisory experience or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):   

Arizona Driver's License

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Sanitation equipment and principles;
  • Chemicals and their usage, including interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Basic inventory and purchasing principles;
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations;
  • Customer service principles.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Monitoring inventory levels;
  • Scheduling staff;
  • Driving wheeled vehicles;
  • Sanitizing and cleaning;
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy working environment;
  • Using buffers, vacuums and other custodial equipment;
  • Mopping and waxing floors;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College : 05/07