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Class Code: 20614 M/CC Date Adopted: _______________ City of San Bernardino Signature: ___________________________

Director, Human Resources

Bargaining Unit: ________________ CLASS SPECIFICATION Supervising Custodian

EEOC Job Category:


Under general supervision, schedules, supervises and inspects the day-to-day activities of custodial cleaning staff and contractors engaged in cleaning all City buildings and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.


Supervising Custodian reports to the Custodial Maintenance Senior Supervisor and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Citywide custodial cleaning activities. The incumbent schedules and assigns custodial crews and maintains time records. Supervising Custodian is distinguished from the Lead Custodian class by the former classification's full supervisory authority and responsibility.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. 1. Supervises and inspects the work of custodial employees and contracted workers; monitors the performance of each custodian and provides counseling when improvement is needed; interviews and recommends the selection of new custodians. 2. Surveys the scope and quantity of custodial work needed to clean all City building/facilities; plans work assignments and schedules appropriate numbers of staff to efficiently cover the work required; ensures the optimum use of staff and equipment; provides work estimates for new City buildings. 3. Schedules meetings and reviews onsite custodial work in progress. 4. Plans, coordinates and supervises the setup of City facilities for meetings and special events; oversees the movement of office furniture and event equipment; sets up special equipment, decorations and other materials; finds solutions to accommodate short-notice events; schedules and assigns employee overtime as necessary for special events.

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5. Confers with supervisor regarding daily custodial activities, the resolution and improvement of customer services and the maximization of productivity; responds to management and staff complaints/inquiries regarding custodial services. 6. Requisitions materials and supplies as needed.


1. Modern methods, practices, equipment and supplies used to perform a full range of building custodial tasks. 2. Federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to assigned areas of responsibility. 3. Practices and methods for efficiently scheduling custodian work hours and assignment locations. 4. Safety requirements and safe work methods pertaining to custodial work. 5. Location, layout and nature of all City buildings. 6. Principles and practices of effective supervision and sound business communication. 7. City human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions.

Ability to:

1. Plan, organize, assign, supervise and inspect the work and performance results of custodial staff. 2. Develop and implement work standards. 3. Estimate time and material costs of custodial activities. 4. Demonstrate and train employees on the proper techniques used in custodial work. 5. Read, interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, procedures and other written materials pertaining to custodial operations. 6. Analyze situations and take appropriate action. 7. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. 8. Prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports and other written materials. 9. Set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility. 10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City management, staff, vendors, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent, and four years of experience in the cleaning and maintenance of

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buildings and facilities, at least one of which was in a lead capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel and operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, climb, kneel and crouch. The employee may periodically lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may occasionally work under in outside weather conditions, exposed to wet or humid conditions where the noise level may be moderately loud.


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