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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7140
Occ. Group: 411.861 
Custodial Foreman

Skill Level: 4         

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 705

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in supervising a group of custodians in cleaning activities and performing related work as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises custodians in sweeping, mopping, waxing, dusting, and general custodial duties

Inspects work for meeting cleaning standards and service requirements

Delivers and directs the use and maintenance of cleaning equipment and supplies such as towels, tissue and soap

Schedules, assigns duties, and conducts training programs for new personnel

Coordinates set-up and cleaning activities for upcoming events such as workshops, and concerts

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

Performs other work as assigned

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

High school diploma or GED;  progressively responsible experience in custodial work

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision

Knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures

Knowledge of applicable Material Safety Data Sheets

Knowledge of the care and maintenance of equipment used in custodial work

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions

Ability to plan and direct the work of others

Ability to follow instructions

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely

Ability to train new personnel and coordinate the efforts of a work crew

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                  Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                 4            422212122

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 position. 

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