Building and Grounds Supervisor

General Function

Assists in overseeing activities related to performing building and grounds maintenance

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversees staff; establishes schedules; assigns tasks; trains staff; enforces University policies and procedures; monitors performance.
  • Monitors operations of a unit; reviews completed jobs; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made; ensures deadlines are met.
  • Maintains payroll files and other personnel records.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and materials; initiates purchase process for supplies and materials as necessary.
  • May perform a variety of groundskeeping tasks including pruning trees, renovating turf, weeding and mulching, irrigating plants, and snow removal.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Building and Grounds Supervisor, Senior or Campus Service Quality Manager

Direction Given: Functional supervision of classified staff (Building/Grounds Assistants)

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of training beyond high school and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require valid pesticide operator's license. May require valid driver's license. May require completion of certain series within the department's job enrichment program.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of groundskeeping operations or housekeeping procedures
  • 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 assignments 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.

Functional Title

Building and Grounds Supervisor

Job Code


Classification Series

Building and Grounds




Physical Facilities


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013