Supervisor, Custodian Services 3rd Shift100%- Downtown Campus

24003562 Requisition #



Under general supervision, coordinates, supervises, inspects results, and is responsible for the work activities of custodians in accordance with established guidelines.


1.        Interviews and effectively recommends hiring, evaluates employee performance, and effectively recommends disciplinary actions, promotions, merit increases, and termination. 

2.        Develops work schedules and directs the daily work routine of custodial employees. 

3.        Trains and orients new employees; conducts formal training sessions to improve employee knowledge and skills. 

4.        Schedules and approves vacation of employees; conducts formal training sessions to improve employee knowledge and skills. 

5.        Inspects all areas of assignment and completes inspection reports. 

6.        Evaluates, tests, and recommends new supplies and equipment.



1.        Knowledge of standard cleaning techniques and characteristics of surfaces to be cleaned, and equipment and supplies required. 

2.        Ability to move furniture and objects in preparation for cleaning; to load and unload trash receptacles; to operate, properly care for and make minor repairs on power machinery; to use arm muscles in hand cleaning, mopping, and scrubbing for protracted periods of time; to work on ladders. 

3.        Knowledge of the use of chemical cleaning agents and possible hazards relating to environmental sanitation. 

4.        Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and general public.


Mon-Fri 2200-0630, some weekends, some holidays,


Two years of custodial experience or related building and facilities maintenance, including supervisory experience for a minimum of six months; supervision to include assigning daily work activities, inspecting and monitoring quality or work, and scheduling and coordinating work activities.

Application Process

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

• Resume
• Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
For additional questions, please contact Emilio Villagrana or

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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