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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7275 

Occ. Group: 

Housekeeping Supervisor

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.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in directing the work of custodial supervisors, and overseeing institutional housekeeping program. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Directs the work of custodial supervisors.

Instructs in conducting cleaning inspections, completing forms, making reports, etc.

Interviews and hires custodial employees.

Inspects buildings, rooms, apartments, homes, etc. for cleaning requirements.

Provides estimates for completing cleaning projects.

Discusses and reviews joint projects such as cleaning, painting and repairs with trades supervisors.

Performs administrative duties.

Compiles information and submits reports.

Keeps and references library of manuals, catalogs, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of housekeeping policies and procedures.

Ability to plan, modify, and rearrange work schedules.

Ability to train supervisors.

Knowledge of methods, materials and tools common to custodial activities.

Ability to interview applicants and maintain personnel records.

Administrative ability.

Ability to evaluate new and existing custodial products.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school graduate or equivalent; three years experience supervising custodial workers; ability to utilize language (either oral or written) to communicate information or ideas to others. 

Date         Skill         Eval          
5/2004       8      623231323

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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