Assistant Manager, Custodial Services

University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 19002899

Salary: Commensurate. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.
Schedule: 4:30pm to 1:30am, Monday-Friday.
Location: Westside Custodial Area 2
The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management (FM) is seeking an Assistant Manager of Custodial Services who will be responsible for coordinating custodial services activities to provide a physical environment that promotes institutional excellence and meets customer needs.
Specific Job Duties:
  • Lead, mentor, engage and develop teams to maximize their contribution. In addition to cleaning services, may also provide coordination for contracted and in-house services such as pest control, window washing, and specialized departmental services. 
  • Schedules, assigns and directs the workflow of a large number of custodial staff.
  • Maintains inventories of products, equipment, uniforms and other supplies as needed to meet operational and customer needs. 
  • Interview, select, train and evaluate staff. Provide coaching and direction. Take actions related to promotions and discipline as appropriate. 
  • Work with building coordinators and department heads to manage special facility needs such as events or requests for irregular and emergency services.
  • Receive and respond to inquiries and complaints from facility occupants and visitors.
  • Maintain safety standards to assure compliance with federal, state, local and University Regulations. Lead organizational efforts to improve workplace safety.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & the grounds, and provide utilities management.

Education Requirement
  • High School Diploma
Experience Required
  • At least 7 years of leadership experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Commitment to customer service excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow 
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety Standards
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization
Desirable Qualifications
  • Previous custodial and/or custodial leadership experience
  • Experience in a union environment

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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter and resume as part of the application process.
This job may be Removed at Any Time.
questions or additional information, please contact Facilities Management Human Resources at
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job ID: 68426

Posted 21 days ago

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