Custodial Services Supervisor

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on March 21, 2024
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Position Summary

The Custodial Supervisor performs assignments under the direction of the Custodial Services Program Supervisor, providing first-line supervision and leadership to permanent custodians, students and program staff. This position will also fill in for other custodial supervisors in their absence to ensure a continued satisfactory level of custodial operations. There is the possibility of 24-hour responsibility and on-call 7 days per week for emergencies. Normal working hours are Monday-Friday from 3:00pm to 11:30pm. On rare occasions, work days and shift times are negotiable and will be agreed upon during the hiring process.

This position has an annual salary of $46,800 and comes with a State of Wisconsin benefits package that adds an additional 40% to the overall financial package from the University. This package includes, but is not limited to:
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL.
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a High School diploma and two (2) years working in custodial and/or building maintenance work. Additional education and/or supervisory experience may substitute for the required working experience.
  • The ability to hold and maintain a valid driver’s license meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment or supplies, up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Physically be able to work in various positions i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions.
  • Physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, supplies and equipment utilized in a comprehensive custodial operation.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the use of e-mail (i.e. Outlook, Gmail) functions including electronic calendars.
  • Ability to comply with all University of Wisconsin System Work Expectations including safe work procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a custodian in a school setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and training skills necessary to direct the work of others, effectively resolve performance concerns, and evaluate performance standards.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and the general public.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn relevant software and/or computer languages in order to operate preventative maintenance, work order, time reporting and inventory control programs.
  • Ability to develop appropriate work plans, anticipate seasonal conditions, set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks and assign work to effectively accomplish desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of mathematical skills necessary to prepare cost estimates, maintain inventories and reconcile charge-back documents.
  • Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations such as responding to urgent or emergency situations involving system failures or personnel issues.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures related to use of cleaning tools, cleaning supplies and all power equipment. Ability to set-up, document, and implement required safety training for all custodial employees.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to repeatedly push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders.
  • Must be able to work with hands and arms above shoulder level; requires considerable movement of the arms, twisting and bending of the back.
  • Must have sufficient physical strength and flexibility to lift and pour 5-gallon containers of chemicals, to empty buckets and to remove garbage, trash, and recycling from the buildings.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit to perform essential job functions for the duration of the shift.

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Weekend, nights and/or holiday hours may be required on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges for trash removal from the buildings and also snow and ice removal from entrances.
  • Weekdays from 3:00pm to 11:30pm