Job Details

Custodial Supervisor

Oregon Episcopal School, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/19/2018

Oregon Episcopal School is seeking a custodial supervisor to be responsible for the day-to-day cleaning of all campus buildings by the custodial team in accordance with the safety and health standards as set by the School and regulatory agency codes. This is a full-time, year-round position and comes with a generous benefits package. The schedule may vary to meet the needs of the Facilities Department or of the School as a whole.

The successful custodial supervisor will demonstrate leadership and good judgement in supervising a diverse staff of seven to eight custodians. He or she will motivate them to work as a team while helping each to reach his or her own maximum potential. In addition, the supervisor will manage in a way that advances and supports the mission, vision, and identity of OES and promotes high employee morale. The supervisor may perform custodial duties when necessary.

• Oversee the custodial staff and program to ensure that personnel perform at prescribed standards of cleanliness, quality, and safety.
• Work with the operations manager to plan, assign, review, and adjust work-loads of the custodial staff.
• Conduct custodial training in all phases of duties and responsibilities.
• Ensure standardization of performance at each building.
• Clean facilities for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe, and attractive environment.
• Establish and monitor inventory controls of supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
• Maintain a flexible schedule to work with and observe the custodial staff during all shifts to monitor performance and build team relations.
• Assist with the hiring, evaluations, discipline and, when necessary, termination of custodial staff in conjunction with the operations manager.
• Conduct a formal evaluation of each employee once per year.
• Coordinate set-up of chairs, tables, and other equipment for events as needed.
• Maintain records for Integrated Pest Management and Safety Data Sheets.
• Use the SchoolDude work order system to document maintenance needs and track custodial work requests.
• Monitor and approve supervisees’ time cards in the digital time and attendance system.
• Comply with state and federal regulatory programs (e.g. workplace safety; fire prevention; hazardous material handling and disposal; emergency response; infection and control; first aid).
• Take an active role in resource conservation.

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Three years’ overall experience performing custodial tasks
• Two years’ experience in a lead custodian or supervisory role
• Working knowledge of various types of cleaning equipment, experience with systematic cleaning procedures, familiarity with industry methods and best practices to produce a healthy environment
• Intercultural competency, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array individuals, ability to manage a diverse team with cultural sensitivity and respect for human dignity
• IT and digital literacy: intermediate Excel, Word, Outlook, Gmail, Google Drive/Docs and other web based programs for work orders, inventory and documentation; ability to adapt IT evolves
• Valid Oregon Divers’ license
• Ability to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

• AA degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
• Familiar with a process cleaning system
• Familiar with SchoolDude facility maintenance software
• Ability to diagnose and repair custodial equipment
• Custodial supervisory experience in an educational setting

• Excellent personnel management and team-building skills
• Ability to work in a professional manner, supporting coworkers, treating all with dignity and respect and maintaining positive, productive working relationships
• Ability to communicate effectively, receive feedback constructively, demonstrate a willingness to learn and strive for continuous improvement.
• Organizational skills, ability to prioritize work tasks, manage time wisely, giving attention to details to ensure quality of work and maintain high level of customer service
• Ability to model high standards with positive and proactive attitude

• Ability to spend the majority of each workday standing or walking
• Ability to move about the campus, including climbing stairs
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis and 70 pounds on an occasional basis
• Ability to climb ladders to a height of 20', and work on powered lifts to a height of 30'

COMPENSATION: $45,000 to $47,000 per year depending on experience. OES offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid time off, health insurance, disability and life insurance, flexible spending account, a generous 403(b) employer matching contribution, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible students, and an excellent daily employee meal during the academic year. To learn more about OES benefits, visit

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should complete the OES Employment Application available here and attach a cover letter and resume. Open until filled.

Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.

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