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Custodial Foreman

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

Custodial Foreman

Job ID: 263677
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Custodial Operations

Job Summary

Provide leadership to a small group of custodians. Perform custodial services for University facilities following established procedures and guidelines in maintenance of buildings, classrooms, offices, lavatories and restrooms. Manage cleaning of assigned areas, furnishings, and equipment using manual tools and electrically-powered machines.

  • Supervise, lead, and train 10 or more custodial workers; work with custodial personnel to maintain a sanitary, safe and attractive environment
  • Oversee cleaning and inspect outcomes in assigned buildings
  • Participate in interviews, new hire orientations and training of employees
  • Prepare annual performance appraisals on direct reports
  • Inspect and sign off on all work/project requests and custodial work areas daily to ensure that areas are clean and suitable for safe operations
  • Identify necessary repairs due to vandalism, broken equipment, weather conditions and normal operating wear and tear.
  • Respond immediately to safety and/or operational concerns (i.e., bodily fluid clean up, lice, MRSA, Scabies, Staph, water leaks, fires, security alarms)
  • Ensure radios, keys and vehicles are secured at end of shifts
  • Document and/or convey information relating to personnel matters and facility needs
  • Coordinate and lead daily team meetings to identify needs for day
  • Prepare a daily/nightly shift report to convey supply and material needs, work order requests, project work and all information relevant to daily operations
  • Assume supervisor duties as directed in absence of Supervisor
  • Provide continuity of custodial services during personnel absences and under emergency conditions by performing custodial duties to cover areas
  • Remove all recyclable materials from assigned areas
  • Distribute and deliver cleaning supplies

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of related work experience
  • Supervisory experience

Proposed Salary

$15.91 - $16.53 per hour

This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University.
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to operate hand-held, precision, and power tools, such as brooms, mops, screwdrivers, floor buffers, leaf blowers

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Understanding of work orders, cleaning chemical labels

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic
  • Effective math skills for chemical quantity and other calculations

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin as early as September 27, 2023.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Bend and stoop throughout day
  • Climb stairs/ladders throughout day
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work performed in indoor and outdoor environments working in varying conditions
  • Ability to operate University vehicles

Background Check
  • Position of Trust

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