Classification and Compensation
IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM
Pay Grade: 108
General Class Description
Under general supervision, coordinates, supervises, inspects results, and is responsible for the work activities of custodians in accordance with established guidelines.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Interviews and effectively recommends hiring, evaluates employee performance, and effectively recommends disciplinary actions, promotions, merit increases, and termination.
- Develops work schedules and directs the daily work routine of custodial employees.
- Trains and orients new employees; conducts formal training sessions to improve employee knowledge and skills.
- Schedules and approves vacation of employees; conducts formal training sessions to improve employee knowledge and skills.
- Inspects all areas of assignment and completes inspection reports.
- Evaluates, tests, and recommends new supplies and equipment.
- Coordinates relocation of furniture and equipment and movement to and from repair shops and storage.
- Oversees assembly and delivery of new equipment and removal of equipment from inventory.
- Coordinates and oversees custodial functions that meet various specialized departmental needs using specialized knowledge of requirements for environmental conditions, linen requirements, medical records, proper decontamination procedures, etc.
- Maintains inventory of linen and record of linen laundering; maintains inventory of custodial supplies, and keep and prepares other records and reports as directed.
- Assists in planning procedures and work methods and revises or recommends revisions to improve efficiency of operations and services.
- Is responsible for reporting damage and other irregularities requiring attention or repair.
- Acts upon requests and complaints from departments related to custodial services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of standard cleaning techniques and characteristics of surfaces to be cleaned, and equipment and supplies required.
- Ability to move furniture and objects in preparation for cleaning; to load and unload trash receptacles; to operate, properly care for and make minor repairs on power machinery; to use arm muscles in hand cleaning, mopping, and scrubbing for protracted periods of time; to work on ladders.
- Knowledge of the use of chemical cleaning agents and possible hazards relating to environmental sanitation.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and general public.
- Ability to supervise, train and motivate employees.
- Ability to understand and maintain routine records and complete reports, such as employee attendance and performance evaluations, production and supplies inventory.
- Ability to accept or reject work results for conformance with requirements and to work productively in an inspection program.
- Knowledge of aseptic cleaning techniques in a healthcare environment to prevent nosocomial infections.