County of Alameda

Custodial Foreman (HARD) (#1128H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$24.60-$29.90 Hourly / $1,968.00-$2,392.00 BiWeekly /
$4,264.00-$5,182.67 Monthly / $51,168.00-$62,192.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to supervise contractual custodial service; to serve as working supervisor of custodian personnel; to perform related work as required.


The Custodial Foreman is a first line supervisory position reporting to the Custodian Supervisor in the Custodian Division. The Custodial Foreman is responsible primarily for the supervision of the cleaning of the buildings under contract with a custodial services company. The Custodial Foreman is required to be on duty in the very early morning hours to inspect the work of contract custodians and to bring deficiencies to the attention of the Custodian Supervisor. Deficiencies need correction on short notice so that the building is tidy and ready for public use that same morning. Also, the Custodial Foreman aids the Custodian Supervisor in the supervision of custodian personnel in the maintenance of District buildings. This position differs from the next lower class Custodian by the Custodial Foreman having lead/foreman responsibilities.


NOTE: The following list of duties are those usually performed by most employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Supervises the custodial contract for the maintenance of District buildings.
2. Inspects the work of custodians assigned to maintain District buildings.
3. Performs the duties of a custodian when required.
4. Requisitions necessary supplies coordinating with the Custodian Supervisor.
5. Provides instruction and training of custodian employees; makes recommendations on evaluations of subordinate employees.


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:

The equivalent of one (1) year of experience in the class of Custodian in the HARD service.


The equivalent of two (2) years of full time, paid experience performing custodial work in offices or institutions.

License: 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, skills and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Modern custodial methods, materials, and equipment.

Ability to:

• Supervise the work of others.
• Keep comprehensive records.
• Work with other employees and Janitorial Services Contractor.
• Read and write and clearly speak effectively.
• Exhibit a high 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, lift and handle bulky objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

AM:cs Revised 7/22/14
Old Title: Senior Custodian
CSC Date: 10/1/14



Ten (10) working days paid vacation each year; fifteen (15) days after five (5) years of service; and twenty (20) days after thirteen years of service.

Thirteen (14) paid holidays a year.

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day per month.

Choice of three (4) health plans for employees and their dependents, most, if not all of which is paid for by the District upon completion of probation. (Employees that are Full-time, benefits are effective upon date of hire)

Comprehensive dental plan for employees and their dependents after completion of probation. ( Employees that are Full-time,  benefits are effective upon date of hire)

Vision care reimbursement benefit.

Social Security paid for by District and employee.

Public Employees Retirement System (employee's share paid by the District).

Long Term Disability Plan.

Deferred Compensation Plan available.

Employee Credit Union services.

Educational Tuition Reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program.