County of Alameda

Custodian Supervisor (HARD) (#1126H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$35.61-$43.28 Hourly / $2,848.80-$3,462.40 BiWeekly /
$6,172.40-$7,501.87 Monthly / $74,068.80-$90,022.40 Yearly

Under general direction, to supervise the custodian section, including responsibility for contractual services; to provide high quality customer service; and to perform related work as required.


The Custodian Supervisor serves as supervisor of the custodian section. The Custodian Supervisor has responsibility to coordinate the cleaning of buildings geographically distributed throughout the District, which includes the work of District custodians, along with custodial services supplied by contract with building maintenance companies. The satisfactory completion of cleaning work is made more difficult by the necessity of planning and performing such work around the activities that take place during the day or evening. This class differs from the next lower class Senior Custodian by the Senior Custodian aiding the Custodian Supervisor in the supervision of custodian personnel. This position reports to the Recreation Superintendent.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.
However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Trains, plans, organizes, schedules and supervises the work of custodians.

2. Inspects the work of contract custodians and takes steps to follow up on correction of deficiencies.

3. Takes steps necessary to have buildings cleaned on time for scheduled activities.

4. Requisitions supplies needed for the custodian section.

5. Interviews and selects custodial employees; provides instruction and training; evaluates performance of subordinate employees.

6. Approves time and mileage forms and distributes paychecks.

7. Schedules weekend duties and vacations.

8. Makes up and revises work forms.

9. Justifies need for additional help.

10. Interview janitorial sales representatives.

11. Performs the duties of a custodian if necessary.

12. Monitors and oversees budget for custodial services including staff and supplies.

13. Maintains all staff training records.


A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

Either I

The equivalent of three (3) years of full time experience performing custodian work in offices or institutions, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the class of Custodian or an equivalent, or higher level class performing similar duties in the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.


Valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Modern custodial cleaning methods, materials, and equipment including the use of power-driven waxing and buffing machines, soaps, detergents, waxes, and cleaning compounds and chemicals.
• Principles of supervision.
• Computer applications related to work.
• Safe work practices and safety standards.

Ability to:

• Supervise the work of others.
• Keep comprehensive work records.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Exhibit a high level of customer service priority.
• Establish and maintain open and honest communications with co-workers at all levels of the organization.
• Use and operate sanders, buffers, vacuum cleaners and similar equipment in the course of janitorial duties.
• Within CALOSHA guidelines, withstand periods of physical exposure to the presence of fumes, odors, dust and pollen without incapacitating adverse effect.
• Safely transport, and lift objects weighing up to forty (40) pounds.
• Plan and prioritize staffing and required work priorities.

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Revised 5/8/09
CSC Date: 1/27/2010