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Custodial Services Night Supervisor

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Facilities

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hiring a full-time, academic staff member to work as a Custodial Services Night Supervisor. The Custodial Services Night Supervisor position is responsible for the management of the campuses second shift staff and academic buildings. This includes identifying work unit resource needs, supervising and developing effective custodial teams and/or coordinating project work to ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of institutional property. The position supervises staff, including several lead custodial positions and will be responsible to respond to off-hour emergency calls and be part of the management essential staff team of the Physical Plant. This position will also oversee events setups and planning, and coordinate scheduled overtime activities for the department.

This individual must have knowledge of modern and national cleaning standards and procedures. This is a highly responsible and professional position which takes general direction from the Custodial Services Program Supervisor. This is a full-time, benefit and paid leave eligible position. Shift hours are 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM (midnight). Salary for this position is $18.50 - $20.00/hour.


Management of night shift custodial services for campus academic buildings.

  • Plan and coordinate routine cleaning projects on a timely basis.
  • Inspect academic buildings to determine if proper custodial service is being provided by staff.
  • Order cleaning supplies and related equipment and maintain sufficient supplies at each cleaning station.
  • Maintain all equipment in working order.
  • Keep records relating to building service.
  • Inventory supplies and equipment and process projections for annual budget.
  • First line supervisor during working hours for building maintenance emergencies and call ins.
  • Identifies work unit resource needs, manages workflow components, schedules logistics and secures resources for the completion of established projects by internal and external entities.
  • Implements the use of and provides training for new supplies/equipment to ensure adequate utilization.
  • Identifies, develops and implements facility emergency and hazardous response policies and procedures to align with institutional safety rules and regulations.

Supervision of Staff

  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Develops, implements, and schedules operational work plans of staff for one or multiple projects or work units.
  • Complete necessary paperwork, i.e., time sheets, accident reports, vacation scheduling, and assignment of tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Ensure that unit employees comply with safety and health standards and the work rules.
  • Provide instruction and training for employees in area of custodial services.

Coordination of day shift and evening shift for meeting building temporary programmatic needs.

  • Determine set-up or take-down needs.
  • Assign set-up or take-down duties.
  • Assign overtime as necessitated and maintain records.
  • Communicate set-up or take-down requirements to first shift through Supervisor of Housekeeping services.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • High School diploma/GED.
  • Knowledge and understanding of custodial duties.
  • Prior supervisor or management experience.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with or without mechanical assistance.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of MS Office Suite, email, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to read work instructions and schedules, warning labels and instructions for equipment operation.
  • Ability to identify tasks or issues and address properly.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet the conditions to drive a state vehicle.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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