Job description

JOB NO.: 104604-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Custodial, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 104604

Working Title: Assistant Building Supervisor



FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $15.50

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into six main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, Information Technology, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Residence Hall Facilities is a part of the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Housing Residence Halls provide quality living/learning environments and programs to approximately 7400 undergraduate student residents during the academic year and 15,000 guests in the summer months. Residence Hall Facilities is a subsection of the University Housing that focuses on housekeeping, mechanical maintenance and long-term infrastructure projects and planning.

University Residence Halls consists of 30 buildings containing approximately 2 million square feet and 37 acres of surrounding grounds. In addition to residential living spaces, the residence hall infrastructure supports many functions and programs requiring many types of spaces such as classrooms, office space, dining and culinary space, including commercial kitchens and market place areas, mechanical support spaces and large meeting rooms.

Under the general supervision and general direction of the Building Supervisor, this position is responsible for aspects of the housekeeping operations in a University Residence Hall complex including: directly supervising custodians, Temporary and student employees; providing quality customer service to our residents in University Residence Halls; providing quality customer service to our staff including, but not limited to, custodial, mechanical maintenance, trades, lock shop, and administration; working collaboratively with supervisors and staff. Use good judgment and critical thinking skills; being respectful and considerate of working within students' college home. In addition, this position is a working supervisor who completes a partial cleaning run daily and maintains control of supplies and maintenance of equipment. This position concerns itself with total building operation, both interior and exterior. University Housing owns and maintains several different properties/locations. At times, based on operational need, this position may be temporarily re-assigned to a different property/location. Notice of temporary location reassignment will be given whenever possible.

Provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

University Residence Halls is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.


Schedule Comment:

Primary schedule for this position consists of 8 hour shifts, with start times between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am, Monday through Friday, as assigned.

Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand. Afterhours and work outside of primary schedule will be required as operationally needed.

This position has 24-hour/7-day a week responsibility for housekeeping operations in an assigned area of Residence Halls.


Applications submitted for this position may be considered for future Assistant Building Supervisor vacancies within University Housing, including positions with schedules that may differ from this position.

- 1st shift positions at Gordon Dining & Event Center consist of 8 to 10 hour shifts, with start times between the hours of 4:00am and 10:00am, set on a rotational basis, as assigned. Includes holiday and weekend work on a rotating schedule as part of the primary schedule.

- 1st shift positions in Residence Halls consist of 8 hour shifts, with start times between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am, Monday through Friday, as assigned.

- 2nd shift positoins consists of 10 hour shifts, between the hours of 3:00pm and 1:30am, set on a rotating schedule, as assigned. Includes holiday and weekend work on a rotation as part of the primary schedule.

- 3rd shift positions consist of 10 hour shifts, between the hours of 8:30pm and 7:00am, set on a rotational schedule, as assigned. Includes holiday and weekend work on a rotation as part of the primary schedule.


Caleb Georgeson
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, work history, and references within the online application system. Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors. When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
- Name
- Title of their position and relationship to you
- Phone number
- E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline date indicated. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for future vacancies on all shifts in this title within University Housing.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Apr 10 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 24 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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