Custodial Manager, Facilities Management and Planning

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

Under the direction of Director of Facilities Management and Planning, the Custodial Manager is responsible for the cleanliness, appearance and working environment of over 2.0 million square feet of academic buildings and residence halls. This position provides direct supervision of three staff and indirect supervision of over 50 staff, which includes hiring, training, evaluation and retention issues. This includes support before, during and after special events. 

  • Provides leadership to custodial services in planning, establishing and maintaining the highest achievable programs commensurate with the resources made available.
  • Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and scheduling of daily custodial operations and special custodial projects as it affects campus operations, directly and through delegation of duties.  Responsible for the timely treatment and elimination of various pests from campus buildings, including various insects, rodents and birds.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, retaining staff, motivating subordinates; evaluates performance of custodial personnel; counsel’s employees; prepares and submits disciplinary action and incident reports; EEO and AA.
  • Operate within authorized budget; evaluate fiscal needs for establishing priority spending, and creating effective cost controls; generally manage fiscal resources in a prudent manner.
  • Ensures employees are following safe work procedures. Adhere to applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates common training needs with other managers in Facilities Management and Planning.
  • Develops unique training programs necessary for the improvement of overall operation. 
  • Uses a Quality Audit Program as a tool to verify quality of work performed, and for remedial training for assigned employees. 
  • Provides regular communication with individuals, departments and the campus. May work irregular hours, including assisting with events. Will be part of the first response team for facilities in the event of an emergency. Special programs/projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  

 High school diploma; Minimum four years previous experience in facility operations and maintenance; Minimum two years previous supervisory experience; Valid driver’s license; Strong human relations abilities; Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated leadership capabilities. Knowledge of routine nightly or daytime facility cleaning and related services.

Preferred Qualifications:   

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Experience in custodial maintenance; University or college supervisory experience; Membership and/or training from APPA, IEHA, ISSA, BOMA or similar facilities professional association.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date July 28, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Megan Telecky at 308-865-8469.  For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.  The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.


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