Supervisor, Custodial Services

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Antelope Valley College


Supervisor, Custodial Services

Hours: (10:00pm to 6:30am)

Salary: $5,130.01 Monthly

Deadline: 4/14/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of the Manager, of Maintenance & Operations plan, organize, coordinate, inspect, supervise and evaluate the work performance of custodial staff, substitutes and student workers; direct and participate in the cleaning maintenance of College facilities. Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned. 



(E = indicates essential duties of the position) 

• Plans, organizes, coordinates, inspects and supervises the work of the custodial staff, substitutes and student workers. (E)

• Assigns regular work schedules to assure the cleanliness and safe conditions of buildings; inspects the cleanliness of the classrooms, offices, gym, locker rooms, cafeteria, rest rooms and showers. (E)

• Assures adequate staffing levels to provide proper custodial coverage; receive calls from custodial staff unable to work and obtain substitutes or adjust workloads as necessary.  (E)

• Plans, researches, requests bids and determines best source for custodial equipment and supplies; prepares requisitions and places orders for needed supplies; receives, stores, maintains stock control and delivery of custodial supplies and equipment to Custodians. (E)

• Establishes and maintains custodial safety practices and assures compliance; evaluates products and equipment for safety; conducts periodic safety training and maintain required Material Safety Data Sheets. (E)

• Trains and instructs Custodians and students workers; conducts training programs; assists in the selection of assigned staff; supervises and evaluates assigned custodial staff. (E)

• Prepares and maintains records such as custodial supplies inventory, work requests, personnel, equipment and facilities; controls department budget according to established policies and procedures. (E)

• Maintains and repairs custodial equipment. (E)

• Inspects classrooms and offices for security and safety; determines and reports dangerous and unsightly conditions and needed repairs to maintenance personnel; performs minor repair to custodial equipment; locks and unlocks gates.

• Respond to emergency calls and provide telephone consultation on weekends or other off-duty hours as necessary.

• Cleans and disposes of hazardous or infectious materials including chemical solutions, ceramic dust, hypodermic needles, infectious waste, broken test tubes and petri dishes. (E) 

• Directs and participates in major cleaning of the College during the summer months and holiday breaks and participate in other custodial activities as needed. (E)

• Operates District vehicles, electric carts, forklift, floor machines, vacuums, carpet extractors, floor dryers and electric hoist. (E)

• Hands out keys and locks up keys and radios; check phone and email messages. 

• Picks up trash in a variety of areas and cleans parking lots.

• Strips floors, shampoos carpets.

• Cleans classrooms, hallways, and restrooms in assigned areas.

• Prepares time sheets for student workers.

• Repairs equipment.

• Empties, stocks, and records monies from washroom tampon and condom dispensers. (E)

• Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned. 




Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and three years increasingly responsible custodial experience.



Principles and practices of supervision and training.

• District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

• Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

• Methods of organizing and scheduling and prioritizing work loads.

• Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in modern custodial work.

• Requirements for maintaining District buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

• Methods, equipment, tools and materials used in cleaning buildings and equipment.

• Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.

• Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

• Chemical cleaners and their safe use.

• Proper methods of cleaning and disposing of hazardous chemical or infectious wastes. Inventory methods.

• Record-keeping techniques.

• Budget control methods. 



Plan, organize, coordinate, inspect and supervise the work of custodial staff and student workers.

• Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.

• Prioritize and schedule work.

• Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.

• Use cleaning materials, equipment and methods safely, efficiently and according to pre-determined standards.

• Evaluate the effectiveness of various supplies and equipment.

• Estimate and order required custodial supplies and equipment.

• Estimate time and material needs for major custodial projects.

• Maintain tools and equipment in a clean and proper working condition and provide proper security.

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action including emergency and late night situations.

• Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.

• Understand and follow oral and written directions.

• Confer with site administrators and supervisor regarding custodial needs, schedules and concerns.

• Maintain records and prepare reports.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Meet schedules and time lines. 


WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assigns and monitors work of Lead Custodian, Custodians, and hourly and student workers.   CONTACTS:  Co-workers, security personnel, staff, students, student workers, and vendors.



Heavy physical labor

• Sit for extended periods of time

• Walk to conduct inspections

• Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching. 


WORKING CONDITIONS:   Exposure to cleaning chemicals and outside environment


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.

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