Job Information

University of Utah Custodial Supervisor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN27576B

Job Title Supervisor, Custodial

Working Title Custodial Supervisor

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Normally 6:00 am – 3:00 pm M-F, Some swing shifts requiring supervision and oversight intermittently.

VP Area President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $21.00 - $23.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Provides and supervises custodial services or processes by coordinating and overseeing work assignments in custodial functions within a department. Time will be spent split between hands on cleaning, training/mentoring, and administrative related duties. Ensures relevant policies and procedures are implemented. Participates in the interview process as well as assesses, develops and provides training for new and existing employees. Ensures cleaning and maintenance of buildings / facilities. Meets with customers on a regular basis to ensure open and transparent communication between the occupants and the Facilities management team.


1. Be comfortable and familiar working in a wide range of spaces including, research labs, clinics, classrooms, offices, and others.

2. Oversees and assists in the work performance of assigned custodians to ensure cleaning services are completed to department-defined standards.

3. Supervise daily work of crew leads and custodians; inspect all assigned areas daily to ensure work is being carried out properly and orderly.

4. Provides human resources activities by assisting in the selection of employees, overseeing training functions, evaluating performance and initiating disciplinary action.

5. Holds staff meetings to cover key topics for the month as required and ensures staff has clear understanding of responsibilities and has tools and equipment needed for their job.

6. Evaluate, order inventory and maintain stock of custodial supplies; recommend the need for equipment and other purchases.

7. Responds to customer requests promptly, resolves customer complaints, builds strong relationships, stays up to date on current issues and looks for opportunities for growth.

8. Looks for ways to innovate and improve efficiency.

9. Communicates and collaborates with the building occupants to ensure great customer service.

10. Trains and enforces safety, hazardous materials guidelines, policies and procedures; investigate accidents and fill out accident reports.

11. Must be able to effectively read and communicate both written and verbally with all levels of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of experience in a related field, with two of those years working as a supervisor, or equivalency; knowledge of related trade or department specific equipment, systems and procedures. Demonstrated organizational, human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Some areas of assignment may require additional experience, specific licensures or registrations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description


Experience supervising staff in a large institution.

Ability to learn or experience with processes for hard floor maintenance, carpet, projects.

Ability to establish and maintained effective working relations with subordinates, peers, managers and customers.

Ability to navigate internal websites and learning management systems, including CMS , Bridge, Safety Administrative Management – SAM and others.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft software’s, Adobe Suite and any other applicable programs.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.