PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for a crew of Custodians engaged in the cleaning of buildings.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
1. At state agencies incumbents lead a crew of four to nine Custodians.
2. At the University of Connecticut incumbents may supervise a crew of fewer than four custodians if assigned as Lead Custodian on second or third shift.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Leads Custodians and patient/client or student workers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans crew workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; ensures supplies and equipment for crew are adequate by reporting shortages to supervisor; performs full range of duties as outlined in Custodian class specification; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of building custodial and/or housekeeping work and related equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some supervisory ability; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and/or assaultive and/or abusive patients or clients.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lead Custodian in Salary Group TC 11 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines as part of the NP-2 contract negotiations)