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Residential and Student Services Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of an Associate Vice Chancellor. RSSP provides and manages student housing, custodial and maintenance services, security/safety, capital and minor capital projects, residential education programs, self-operated dining services, campus ID card as well as early care & education services for students, faculty, and staff. RSSP also conducts a summer conference and year-round catering/events business and manages faculty apartments. RSSP's annual revenue exceeds $160,000,000, with a $100,000,000 operating budget, and the department employs over 2500 career, limited, contract and student employees creating a 'culture of care' for students, guests, customers and stakeholders.
This position is part of the Housing and Facilities Services (H & FS) unit in RSSP which manages over 3 million square feet across 150 buildings, houses over 10,000 residents (including undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff) and generates over $120,000,000 in revenue. The unit is also responsible for the oversight of campus Recreational Sports facilities operations (centers, pools, fields, marina space, etc) adding in 300,000 square feet and a $2,800,000 budget. H & FS provides clean, safe, code compliant facilities, efficient response to concerns, a high-quality experience and focus on customer service.
The Custodial Supervisors are responsible for oversight of Custodial Services for the main campus University-owned single student housing (approximately 7500 beds in residence halls, suites and apartments), unit central buildings (includes offices, meeting rooms, gyms, program spaces, laundry rooms and restrooms), 4 Early Childhood Education centers and the Residential & Student Services Building (RSSB) which totals approximately 1.8 million square feet. In summer, there is an additional amount of limited staff hired in to assist with the conference program which effectively doubles the number of custodians the supervisors are responsible for the rest of the year.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 05/08/2023.
Supervises the daily activities of custodial employees.
Organize, schedule, assign and coordinate the daily activities of a Lead Custodian, Senior Custodians, Grounds Custodians and limited custodians.
Collaborates daily with other unit custodial supervisor to ensure all customer and unit custodial needs are met.
Plans, organizes and directs routine custodial operations.
Assign, direct and inspect the work of the custodians, including reassignments to accommodate special and temporary situations.
Assist with custodial duties to ensure operational service levels are met.
Trains and supervises the custodial staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation.
Orient, train, and assist career and limited custodial staff in understanding procedures and in determining and prioritizing duties.
Evaluates and makes recommendations for equipment, changes in cleaning methods, and work performance standards to ensure a more effective and efficient cleaning program.
Enforces safety, hazardous materials and custodial policies and procedures are adhered to.
Reports safety hazards and submits work requests for items needing repair.
Reports, orally or in writing, conditions requiring a higher-level repair capability.
Enforces biohazardous materials and equipment and clean room policies and procedures.
Maintain all chemical inventories for areas assigned, adhere to CAL - OSHA regulations, ensure proper hazardous waste removal, and waste water disposal.
Enforces proper handling and mixture of chemicals.
Maintains proper inventory needs and purchase inventory.
Maintains scheduling within prescribed budgetary guidelines.
Plans and schedules staff assignments and cleaning services.
Based on workload and available people resources, reassigns staff to make certain that work is accomplished according to schedule ensuring that staff is fully utilized.
Responsible for performance management. Implements performance standards and achievable yearly objectives.
Periodically review site activities, meeting with staff.
Responsible for providing comprehensive training to all assigned employees to include, but not limited to the following:
Facility orientation, safety/IIPP, job specific procedures and techniques, rules and regulations, standards and professionalism, expectations and levels of competency, quality standards, customer service and organizational values.
Knowledge in the care and use of power equipment.
Working knowledge in custodial and housekeeping services.
Verbal and written communication skills in the English language, active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management.
Working knowledge of and ability for decision making, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis, and quality control analysis.
Working knowledge and skill in effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Basic computer applications skills.
High school diploma or equivalent certification, and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $51,900.00 - $70,956.00.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
This is not a visa opportunity.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.