Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Custodian (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200520-0430TC-001



The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, has a job opening for a full-time Supervising Custodian to work in our Facilities Operations Department.  This is a permanent position, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbent must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. 

Note:  OPEN to current, permanent employees of the University of Connecticut.

Selection Plan

This position is open to internal applicants only.  In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current, permanent or durational UCONN NP-2 employee and must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising a large crew of Custodians and Lead Custodians or contract employees engaged in the cleaning of buildings or building complexes.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; prepares work orders; inspects buildings on a regular basis to ensure established standards of cleanliness are maintained; maintains building security; receives and responds to complaints from staff in buildings; responds to building emergencies; maintains employee time records; may participate in cleaning; may act for supervisor in his/her absence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and procedures used in building custodial and/or housekeeping work; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate, care for and perform light maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience in building custodial and/or housekeeping work.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Lead Custodian.


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 of the class.
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.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at 


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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.