Custodial Supervisor

  • Southern Oregon University
  • Ashland, OR, USA
Full Time Facilities

Job Description

Custodial Supervisor


Southern Oregon University


Position Number: A00422


Rate: $52,000 (@ 1.0FTE non reduced)


Position Summary:


This position is responsible for supervising up to 12 custodians working in the academic buildings on the SOU Ashland & Medford campuses. The supervisor is responsible for scheduling, covering absences, quality control, performance evaluation, customer service, arranging campus event support, support for inclement weather response, contractor scheduling, supply purchases, etc. The Custodial Supervisor also coordinates work with other FMP sections, including supporting SOU to achieve its sustainability goals and occasional support for capital renewal projects. This position is a part of the FMP Leadership Team. Typical work hours are currently 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM.


A successful supervisor must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate positive leadership skills and actions to encourage employee performance
  2. Demonstrate and encourage good work ethic and habits
  3. Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate in verbal & written form with staff, peers and customers.
  4. Work with and support other supervisors to fulfill the goals and mission statement of FMP and the University, including environmental sustainability
  5. Encourage and foster team decision making
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of BBP (Blood Born Pathogens), SDS (Safety Data Sheet) & PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) procedures
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of operation & use of cleaning equipment such as: vacuums, extractors, buffers, etc.


Typical Work Hours: 12:00 midnight to 8:30 a.m.


Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Two (2) years in leadership position leading three (3) or more employees
  2. At least two (2) years of custodial experience, including: general building cleaning, floor waxing, disinfecting, etc…
  3. Valid Oregon driver’s license
  4. Good driving record; must qualify to drive SOU owned vehicles
  5. The ability to work outdoors in inclement weather; walk, stand, lift up to 40lbs. or work while bending or stooping for extended periods


Preferred Qualification:


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area
  2. Five (5) or more years’ experience in a managerial position
  3. Experience working with a departmental budget
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  5. Understanding of OSHA & DEQ practices around proper disposal of cleaning chemicals
  6. Demonstrated ability to resolve personnel issues
  7. Experience scheduling work assignments
  8. Understanding of Green Cleaning Principles and Practice
  9. Experience with teambuilding


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • In depth knowledge of standard cleaning procedures.
  • Strong background in handling, mixing and using cleaning chemicals in a safe manner.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks constantly
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety rules.
  • Exceptional communication skills in order to be able to understand and carry out work orders.
  • Ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization.
  • Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Humar Resouce Services for assistance.


For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553.


Special Conditions


  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):

-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime

-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime

  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.


Notice to Prospective Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.


An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email


All applicants must apply online at


Diversity Statement


Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.


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