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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 678L
Category: Inst. Food & Personal Services


Positions in this level supervise at least two lower level Custodians or a total custodial/housekeeping program for an agency/facility/institution with ten or more assigned personnel performing custodial/housekeeping duties.  Positions may manage a custodial, housekeeping, or general maintenance program for a State agency, facility or institution.  Positions may also train subordinates and perform administrative tasks such as recommending budget levels for supplies and equipment, staffing levels, staff training requirements, and department policies and procedures.

Typical Work

Supervises and instructs assigned personnel;  

Trains other supervisors in supervisory techniques, new product and equipment use;  

Evaluates performance of crew supervisors and reviews their performance evaluations of their crew members; 

Evaluates the total work of employees against established standards and counsels them on performance;  

Operates a safety program by training supervisors in safety and maintains a follow-up program on accidents and safety prevention techniques;  

Meets with vendors to learn about new products, makes product tests and recommends purchase of equipment, supplies and machinery;  

Assists in maintaining budget control for labor and materials; 

Prepares a variety of reports such as analyses of custodial workloads, service requirements, and employee job performance;

Ensures that equipment is properly maintained;  

Establishes the location of various collection points, collection schedules, records and quality control operations relating to material recycling programs, including necessary contacts with recycling vendors; 

Determines staffing needs for buildings; oversees activities in assigned area of responsibility;  

Occasionally drives light trucks, vans and other mobile equipment; 

May be a working supervisor performing custodial tasks, when required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require between one and two years' experience supervising or directing others in large-scale housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance or custodial work.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5024 Custodial Supervisor II, 5235 Maintenance Custodian Supervisor, 83230 Custodial Supervisor 2; effective January 1, 2006.