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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Custodial Services

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3039

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 11-3011

Pay Grade: 23

Date: December 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manage, plan, coordinate and inspect cleaning, maintenance, special event, and landscaping operations for multiple assigned buildings, facilities, fields, and grounds.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree in Industrial Management, or Business Administration


7 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Some positions may require valid Wyoming Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Methods and requirements for the presentation of large-scale public events.
  • Technical event arrangement requirements including sound and lighting systems, or other specialized equipment.
  • Setup and marking of athletic fields including painting and turf preparation methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Mountain West Conference and NCAA regulations and standards regarding the setup and marking of athletic fields.
  • All aspects of custodial services, practices, machinery, and related equipment.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, material and equipment.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of designated area equipment.
  • Building and facilities maintenance, safety and security.
  • Applicable safety procedures.
  • Basic, routine and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Applicable university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Horticulture methods, materials, practices and plant taxonomy.
  • Plant, soil, and insect diseases and control.
  • Pest management principles, techniques, agents, and equipment.
  • Supervision and staff training methods.
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Cost analysis techniques.
  • Specified products and equipment related to custodial services.
  • University budgeting and accounting systems.
  • Management principles and practices.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Safely use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.
  • ·Safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Plan budgets and monitor expenditures.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Determine and coordinate staffing needs for regularly scheduled, emergency and special events.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Perform strategic planning.
  • Coordinate quality assurance programs.
  • Monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Provide inspections to maintain adherence to safety and cleaning standards.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide administrative and functional supervision to supervisory and non-supervisory staff for workmanship and productivity; hire, train, supervise, promote, evaluate and recommend as appropriate disciplinary actions for personnel in the department; perform appropriate record keeping.

Assign work schedules; confer with other University administrators and customers to coordinate work projects and discuss operations; relay all messages to the appropriate zone supervisory staff.

Develop labor allotments for buildings, grounds, fields, and special events.

Coordinate/oversee inspections in buildings for cleanliness, fire safety and recommend procedural changes, as necessary; provide immediate custodial staff response to emergency conditions such as flood cleanup; ensure the removal of snow and debris by buildings and structures by assigned custodial staff for designated area.

Oversee and maintain equipment and product evaluation programs and reports for employee supplies, equipment and pesticide chemicals; maintain inventory records; order supplies, equipment and tools as needed.

Oversee pesticide control.

Confer with architects and engineers regarding remodeling and new construction; review and discuss construction drawings and specifications.

Prepare and write specifications and order forms and maintain related records; prepare operational and personnel budget recommendations and monitor expenditures.

Ensure or provide appropriate equipment and/or training for all staff including safety or other training.

Coordinate with Safety Office and the Coordinator, Training for any hazardous chemical disposals; coordinate with campus police on building security.

Schedule and direct the transfer of equipment and supplies across campus.

Supplemental Functions:

Attend technical and management seminars; keep abreast of new developments in designated trade.

Participate in project work as needed.

Working Conditions:

Various in/out door environments; regular exposure to chemical and biological hazardous materials or conditions; occasional exposure to fumes, odors, noise, dust, mechanical or electrical hazards; occasional exposure to changes in temperature in conjunction with maintenance of facilities/grounds and set up of events; occasionally works in confined or high spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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