Janitor Supervisor (EVS) #1030


Under general direction, to plan, assign, inspect, and supervise the work of a group of janitors and others in the cleaning, maintenance, repair and security of assigned building and areas.


  • Interviews, selects, orients, and trains staff;

  • Plans, schedules, and supervises the work of janitors, utility workers, and others to keep buildings and areas clean, orderly and safe;

  • Directs janitors and utility workers in the cleaning of public buildings, the preparation of rooms for meetings, event set-ups and take-downs, office moves, and the making of minor building repairs;

  • Makes routine inspections to review work in progress and/or upon completion;

  • Conducts walk-throughs and inspects buildings and areas, to determine the need for cleaning, pest control, and reporting safety issues or minor building repairs;

  • Initiates and assigns work orders for maintenance and building repairs;

  • Orders, maintains, and issues supplies, materials and equipment;

  • Maintains electronic and paper records;

  • Monitors attendance and work schedules, approves leave requests, and enters and maintains timesheets;

  • Conducts regular staff and safety meetings, ensuring staff's compliance with policies, procedures, and safety standards;

  • Contacts or meets with customers regularly to establish service levels, understand and fulfill janitorial needs, or resolve concerns before they escalate to complaints;

  • Meet with facility or department managers to investigate or solve personnel or operational problems;

  • Trains and educates subordinate and interdepartmental staff in the procedures and operations of the waste diversion program;

  • Initiates Workers Compensation Reports and arranges for work accommodations;

  • Performs annual performance evaluations for staff;

  • Conducts counselings and disciplinary actions to enforce policies, procedures, and regulations;

  • Uses standard office software programs and equipment as well as automated systems to enter/retrieve information and to track work orders;

  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and relationships with staff, clients, management, and vendors;

  • Meets with contractors, gets quotes, establishes minor contracts, and oversees contract work;

  • Serves as a subject matter expert to management and other county agencies;

  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;

  • Performs related work, as required.


  • Possession of a High School diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of recent janitorial or facilities services experience, and one year of lead or supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.
  • May require security clearance prior to appointment and maintained during employment.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, use and care of supplies, materials, tools, and equipment used in janitorial and/or grounds keeping work;

  • Janitorial and building maintenance requirements, codes, standards, policies, procedures, and regulations, including those pertaining to the health and safety of employees and building occupants;

  • Supervisory principles and practices including work scheduling and instruction of workers' specific tasks;

  • Inventory requirements and control;

  • Standard office practices, procedures, and office machines;

  • Basic computer applications, as well as electronic timekeeping and payroll systems;

  • Principles and practices of customer service, effective training, supervision, and personnel management;

  • Green cleaning practices and products.

Ability to:

  • Interview, select, orient, and train staff;

  • Operate tools and equipment used in janitorial and/or grounds keeping work;

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;

  • Plan, assign, inspect, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff;

  • Identify maintenance and repair needs and ensure that they are resolved;

  • Problem solve and make effective decisions;

  • Test and evaluate products and equipment;

  • Use standard office software programs, equipment, and automated systems;

  • Keep accurate electronic and paper records;

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.