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Senior Custodial Supervisor

  2024-07-08     University of California Santa Cruz     Santa Cruz  

Senior Custodial Supervisor

Location: Santa Cruz

Job ID: 70320



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UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $54 million, manages a project portfolio of approximately $950 million, and employs over 370 full-time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.

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The Senior Custodial Supervisor receives predetermined work assignments subject to a moderate level of control and review. The incumbent instructs direct reports to complete assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies, and within established deadlines. Supervisory duties require full knowledge of direct reports' areas of functional responsibility.


Budgeted Salary: $70,000 - $75,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

• Full-time, Fixed

• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week

• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri

• Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: CUSTODIAL SUPV 1 (005187)

Travel: Never or Rarely


50% - Supervision and Training

• Supervises the daily activities of custodial employees, which could include Sr. Custodians, Lead Custodians, and other title codes as necessary.

• Plans, organizes, and directs routine custodial operations.

• Trains and supervises the custodial staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation and the care and use of power equipment.

• Enforces safety, hazardous materials, and custodial policies and procedures are adhered to by the custodial staff.

• Enforces proper handling and mixture of chemicals.

• Responsible for performance management.

40% - Administrative Duties

• Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, logs, spreadsheets, and other documents

• Reads and responds to e-mails, answers phone calls, and follows up with customers.

• Attends and facilitates trainings and meetings.

• Serves on committees as needed.

10% - Inventory

• Oversees maintenance and purchasing of supplies inventory.


• High school diploma or equivalent certification preferred.

• Working knowledge in custodial and housekeeping services.

• Verbal and written communication skills in the English language and active listening skills.

• Working knowledge of and ability for decision making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis, and quality control analysis. Critical thinking skills.

• Working knowledge and skill in effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.

• Basic computer application skills.

• Ability to implement a customer service approach, with a commitment to high ethical standards.

• Ability to take initiative, organize, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved. Ability to multi-task. Good time management skills & flexibility.

• Ability to accommodate changing priorities and complete tasks despite intermittent interruptions.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those within PPDO and other individuals within the University as necessary to successfully conduct assigned tasks and work.

• Ability to be part of a team and foster teamwork by maintaining a cooperative atmosphere and effective working relationships with a diverse population from various cultural backgrounds.

• Ability to perform work area inspections and rate the work of the custodian in a fair and professional form.


• Spanish language skills preferred.

• Bloodborne pathogens and sharps disposal training.


• Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

• Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.

• Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.

• Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.

• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.

• Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.

• Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.

• The University of California has implemented a covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.

• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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