Custodial Project Manager

Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Facilities Mgmt-Custodial

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Facilities Management is looking for a Project Manager for Custodial Services. The Project Manager, Custodial Services plans, coordinates and manages custodial activities in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment ensuring compliance with quality cleaning standards and all University and departmental policies and procedures. This position manages Custodial services to various areas of the University campus on a variety of work schedules. The successful candidate will possess a management style which includes excellent team building skills, budget experience, team cleaning concepts, quality controls, staff training and development resulting in excellent customer service and a demonstrated track record of leadership qualities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages Custodial Area Supervisors and their teams.
  • Communicates with customers and staff to ensure needs are met and cleaning standards are achieved.
  • Confers with and advises staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, goals completion and policy interpretation.
  • Provides coaching, training and team building to staff to enhance their career development and safety.
  • Oversees hiring and promotions; chairs hiring selection committees.
  • Coordinates service requests and schedules for custodial activities, major projects and all special functions to meet customer needs while maintaining balanced workloads of multiple teams.
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with staff, customers and the University community.
  • Prepares proposals and manages budgets ensuring the required supplies and equipment are available to staff to meet quality cleaning standards.
  • Prepares periodic and special reports for management on custodial activities, safety, budget, goals, etc.
  • Monitors and negotiates outside vendor contracts in cleaning of outlying properties, window washing, pest control, termite control and uniform distribution.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Driver’s License upon employment.

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

*REA or CEH certification *APPA Training *Janitor University Certification *IICRE Certification *Experience Leading and Team Building



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Facilities Mgmt & Services

Job Function:

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Michelle Obregon
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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