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Custodial Supervisor for 2nd and 3rd Shift

Description of Job

The incumbent will report directly to the Custodial Services Manager. This position is designed for a working supervisor who performs the duties of a custodial worker in addition to providing competent team leadership, training and supervision to custodial staff. This individual will monitor and endeavor to improve the overall cleanliness, sanitation, and appearance of the College’s working and living environment by providing exceptional supervisory skills and janitorial expertise blended with outstanding customer service skills.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Friday 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.


As a custodial worker, the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning floors and stairways
  • Cleaning classrooms, offices, meeting rooms and other common areas.
  • Operating various types of cleaning machines, i.e. floor waxers and polishers.
  • Emptying trash containers, wastebaskets and other refuse containers.
  • Snow removal as needed.
  • May include general housekeeping duties.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the parking structure
  • Proper recycling.

 The Custodial Supervisor position provides leadership to subordinates and/or contracted labor and is responsible for training and evaluating their work to include: 

  • Working with the Custodial Manager to establish long- and short-range goals for self and other staff.
  • Preparing evaluations for staff.
  • Training of new employees and contracted labor by demonstrating use of cleaning materials and equipment to ensure the most efficient and economical use of materials and manpower.
  • Inspecting the work and monitoring the conduct of personnel assigned to their shift; working with the Custodial Manager in providing corrective measures to ensure satisfactory performance.
  • Working with the Custodial Manager to develop a training program for all employees in methods and safe use of materials and equipment.
  • Communicating attendance, discipline issues, and concerns of the staff to the Custodial Manager in order to accurately maintain departmental personnel records.
  • Reporting all hazards, defects, deterioration and wear and tear of the facilities to Director of Facilities and/or the Custodial Manager.
  • Ensuring that the rules and regulations of the College, policies and procedures of the Facilities Department, and all safety regulations, are known and observed by custodial staff.

Supervise and perform duties of maintenance of equipment and control of cleaning chemicals and supplies common to the trade.  This includes:

  • Supervision of the supplies requisitioning process of the staff. 
  • Inspecting equipment used by the night staff to determine need for new parts, repairs, overhaul, replacement and cleanliness.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in all janitorial closets used by the staff.

Other Duties:

  • Overseeing the setup of College functions and events.
  • Working with the Events Coordinator to prepare residence halls, meeting rooms and classrooms for occupants attending summer programs.
  • Performing other routine work of the Facilities Department as assigned by the Director and/or Facility Services Coordinator.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience in some capacity.  Preference will be given to those who have supervised a staff of three or more people.
  • Ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Good knowledge of the practices and principles of supervision.
  • Two or more years of actual custodial experience.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, analyze, and execute.
  • Ability to be trained and serve in the on-call rotation.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of custodial equipment and chemicals.
  • Exemplary customer service skills are necessary.
  • Computer literacy including some proficiency with email protocols.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing and to take instructions from either. 
  • Ability to express ideas effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively with other members of the department, faculty, staff and students and meet the public well.
  • Walking, bending, lifting may be required in order to supervise the work of others and to demonstrate proper cleaning techniques.
  • Attend meetings, seminars and workshops as required.
  • Professional demeanor.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - CS23
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer