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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

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds Supervisor/Management






Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversee activities of unit; establishes policies and procedures; sets goals and priorities; ensures the smooth flow of operations; enforces rules and regulations.
  • Supervises staff; recommends hiring; makes recommendations on discipline and termination; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
  • Develops forecasts on materials, supplies, and equipment needs; places orders for materials and supplies.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks including completing paperwork and maintaining records, and resolving complaints.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Director, Building and Special Services

Direction Given: Direct supervision of classified staff and student employees

Minimum Requirements

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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of custodial procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of supervisory skills 

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.