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General Function

Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to overseeing the custodial operations in University buildings and facilities. Direct supervision of classified staff.

Job Details

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Manager, Senior

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds Supervisor/Management






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversees all units’ operations; establishes policies and procedures; sets goals and priorities; ensures the smooth flow of operations; enforces rules and regulations.
  • Supervises staff; interviews and recommends hiring; makes decisions on discipline and termination; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates performance; develops and implements training program.
  • Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
  • Develops forecasts on material, supply, and equipment needs; develops specifications for materials and equipment; oversees purchasing.
  • Serves as liaison for unit; coordinates repair work with maintenance departments; asks inquiries and provides information to customers.
  • Assists in developing unit's budget; monitors unit spending; maintains all records and files; gathers information and prepares reports on unit's activities.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Director-Building and Special Services

Direction Given: Directs supervision of classified staff (Building/Grounds Assistants, Building/Grounds Assistants-Senior, Building/Grounds Coordinators, Building/Grounds Supervisors)

Minimum Requirements

Requires an Associate's Degree in field and four years of experience in large scale custodial services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of general business administration techniques
  • Knowledge of custodial procedures and techniques
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of computer and office applications

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, climbing, and operating equipment. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Periodic assignment given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. 

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.