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Custodial Supervisor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First date of consideration will be Sept 8, 2017. The position will require 6 to 8 weeks of day shift attendance for training. The day shift hours will be 4am to 12:30pm; Monday through Friday. Following the completion of training the position hours will be 12am to 8:30am; Monday through Friday. On duty hours will vary occasionally with circumstances including, project work, weather, coverage for absent supervisors, and special activities and events on campus. Weekends, afternoons, and evenings will be a part of the work week periodically. Outside work both directing and assisting in the removal effort during winter to secure the safety of the University from snow and ice is expected. Position is on-call for emergencies and weather needs.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodial Supervisor
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Custodial
Pay Grade 25
Proposed Salary $30,284 - $31,200 annually
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Custodial Supervisor performs responsible supervisory work involving the assignment and direct supervision of custodial employees in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of buildings, offices, classrooms, fitness centers, laboratories, furnishings and equipment as well as building entrances and exterior walkways. The Custodial Supervisor is also responsible for training new employees in proper custodial procedures for the use of manually operated tools, electrically-powered machines, cleaning compounds, solvents and chemicals.

Description of Primary Duties

1. Supervises the activities of Custodial Foreman, Custodian I’s and, temporary employees or student workers directly by using both verbal and written instructions in compliance with the guidelines provided by the immediate supervisor and using independent judgment in instances not covered by the guidelines.

2. Ensures that custodial services meet the needs of the department, the University, and established custodial guidelines by scheduling work activities and adjusting workloads to compensate for scheduled and unscheduled absences, changing priorities, and special custodial projects.

3. Ensures that the quality of custodial services meets established guidelines by inspecting the work of custodial personnel and directing corrective measures to be taken when necessary to meet those guidelines.

4. Develops an effective team of custodial personnel by instructing all employees in the proper methods and use of materials and equipment for safe and efficient work performance, evaluating individual performances to meet established standards, providing require performance evaluations on custodial personnel and making recommendations regarding the retention of new employees.

5. Assists in hiring qualified employees by participating in the interview process and making recommendations regarding the employment of applicants.

6. Enforces University rules and policies regarding employee conduct by advising custodial personnel of the University’s rules and policies on employee conduct, issuing verbal warnings and written reprimands for violations, and recommending progressive disciplinary action to the immediate supervisor as appropriate.

7. Ensures that custodial personnel have the equipment and supplies necessary to perform custodial services by issuing supplies as needed, completing request form(s) for replacement items, and storing the supplies and equipment in a secure storage facility.

8. Evaluates new custodial supplies and equipment by conducting testing of such items and recommending the appropriateness of their use.

9. Advises the immediate supervisor on the condition of University buildings and facilities by conducting regular inspections of those areas and reporting the results of the inspections with particular emphasis on needed repairs.

10. Ensures that administrative records and reports regarding custodial personnel are accurate and current by reviewing employee time cards or monthly time sheets and monitoring employee absences.

11. Performs daily custodial duties as needed in support of the departmental mission.

12. Provides continuity of custodial services under emergency conditions or unique circumstances by performing custodial duties directly related to the emergency conditions or as the situation dictates.

13. Assists with ensuring that specified contract services are provided by the contractor by inspecting the work performed and advising the immediate supervisor when shortcomings or other deficiencies are noted.

14. Provides continuity of supervision and leadership by assuming the duties and responsibilities of other Custodial Supervisors as required by special circumstances.

15. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

16. Remains competent and current by attending training and/or courses required by the immediate supervisor.

17. Contributes to the overall success of the assigned department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least four years of experience in custodial services, two of which must have been supervisory, which includes knowledge of cleaning procedures, equipment and supplies, is required. Four years of custodial supervisory experience is preferred.

Skills: Supervisory skills; management skills, such as planning and organizing; strong oral and written communication skills; and the abilities to train new employees are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Requires the ability to inspect the cleanliness of facilities and areas that may only be accessible by climbing ladders or stairs, bending, reaching on top of partitions, cabinets, bookcases and ledges, moving furniture, supplies, or equipment. Must be able to move throughout assigned areas, as work is performed indoors and out-of-doors. Requires the ability to lift and carry custodial supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered cleaning equipment and machines to include snow shovels. Employees in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather.

Other: Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. The scope of the position requires responding to custodial emergencies or other unforeseen situations around-the-clock and may also require exposure to and use of chemical compounds for cleaning which may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, application and use are not properly followed. A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21842.htm
Open Date 08/18/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration will be Sept 8, 2017.

The position will require 6 to 8 weeks of day shift attendance for training. The day shift hours will be 4am to 12:30pm; Monday through Friday. Following the completion of training the position hours will be 12am to 8:30am; Monday through Friday.

On duty hours will vary occasionally with circumstances including, project work, weather, coverage for absent supervisors, and special activities and events on campus.

Weekends, afternoons, and evenings will be a part of the work week periodically.

Outside work both directing and assisting in the removal effort during winter to secure the safety of the University from snow and ice is expected.

Position is on-call for emergencies and weather needs.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170161FTS
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/34776

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
    • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.
    • No, I am not currently employed by the University.
    • No, I am a current per course faculty member.
    • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.
    • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.
    • No, I am a current student University employee.
  4. * Do you have a valid Missouri driver's license?
    • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.
    • No, I have a valid driver's license from another state.
    • No, I do not have a valid driver's license

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Other Documents -1