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Custodial Supervisor
Supervises and participates in the work of one or more custodial crews which provide custodial services necessary to maintain a college campus or facility in a clean and orderly condition for effective use by students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND one year of full-time paid custodial experience.


Successful completion of three college semester units in supervision or management, 60 hours at an adult school in supervision or management, or any equivalent combination of coursework.

A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Physical Requirement:
Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Special Note:
Successful completion of LACCD Supervising Building and Grounds Personnel 101 and/or 102 training courses will be accepted as qualifying.

Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work
Principles of supervision and training
Custodial sanitation and sterilization methods and techniques
Proper and safe use and storage of cleaning compounds
Proper and safe use of ladders
Common custodial tools and equipment
Safe lifting and moving techniques
Applicable fire and safety rules and regulations
Principles of recordkeeping
Basic features of computer equipment
Proper and safe use of equipment used for window washing

Operation of common custodial tools and equipment

Plan, coordinate, schedule, and supervise the work of a small custodial crew
Train and advise subordinates on the use of custodial methods and techniques
Train and advise subordinates on the use of custodial tools and equipment
Read and interpret labels on cleaning compounds and advise subordinates on proper use and potential hazards
Perform sustained physical work
Give clear and concise oral and written instructions
Safely lift and move moderately heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies
Work effectively and harmoniously around college students, faculty, staff, and community members
Maintain records of supplies and equipment
Learn rules, regulations, agreements, and procedures affecting custodial staff
Learn general and specialized computer applications

Participates in, supervises, and reviews the work of a custodial crew.
Assures adherence to prescribed policies, procedures, work standards, and related requirements in assigned area.
Instructs subordinates in the safe use of ladders, cleaning solvents, custodial equipment, and cleaning techniques.
Responds to emergency and maintenance calls; assigns staff to perform cleanup and related custodial work.
Maintains time reports and other staff records.
Inspects the work of custodial staff.
Cleans and/or dusts walls, windows, desks, furniture, cabinets, light and plumbing fixtures, window coverings, lockers, and related items.
Sweeps, dust mops, wet mops, scrubs, strips, seals, waxes, and polishes floors.
Gathers and disposes of rubbish, paper, and other debris; empties and washes refuse containers from interior and exterior locations.
Moves, sets up, and adjusts chairs, tables, desks, furniture, and equipment as required for classroom and special activities.
Vacuums, shampoos, and spot treats carpeting.
Services soap dispensers, towel and tissue boxes, and similar fixtures.
Cleans chalkboards/whiteboards, trays, and erasers.
Sweeps and cleans walks, lunch areas, parking lots, tennis courts, stadiums, and other paved areas using manual and power equipment.
Requisitions, receives, distributes, and keeps records of custodial supplies and equipment.
May supervise recycling activities.
May operate a trash compactor and other equipment such as sweepers, blowers, power washers, electric carts, scrubbing machines, and steam cleaning machines.
May operate college-owned vehicles on public streets.
Performs related duties as assigned.

A Custodial Supervisor serves as an assistant shift supervisor for a group of Custodians which is sufficiently large to require intermediate levels of supervision to assure custodial assignments are completed in an effective, efficient, and timely manner; or may serve as a shift supervisor for a group of Custodians which is sufficiently small to allow personal and immediate supervision of all custodial activities on the shift; may perform a variety of custodial work.

A Senior Custodial Supervisor is responsible for all custodial activities on an assigned shift which has multiple custodial crews at a college campus.

A Custodian performs a wide variety of custodial duties to keep assigned areas of buildings and paved areas in a clean, safe, sanitary, and orderly condition.


General supervision is received from a Senior Custodial Supervisor or Operations Manager. Immediate supervision is exercised over Custodians.