Job Details

University of California Merced
  • Position Number: 2297131
  • Location: Merced, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Custodial Supervisor
University of California, Merced

Location: Merced
Job ID: 18470

Hiring Range
$52,200 - $61,000 Annually

Job Closing Date

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

About the Job

Under the direction of the Housing Custodial Services Manager the Housing Custodial Supervisor directly manages all phases of the Housing Custodial operations across all shifts to ensure campus facilities are kept in a clean and sanitary condition by providing direction and guidance to a Housing Custodial staff. Analyzes and resolves problems on site and administers and follows policies and contract agreements as required.

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to ensure accountability and stewardship of campus operation resources such as equipment, cleaning and chemical supplies are in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and determines best practice to meet goals. The Housing Custodial Supervisor recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies that will increase productivity or assist in budgetary goals.


Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience or 7 years of equivalent related experience/training.
1-2 years of lead or supervisory experience, preferred.
On a bi-weekly basis, will work on a Saturday or Sunday to ensure at least twice per month there is supervisory coverage on weekend days.
Require weekends and/or multiple shifts.
Must have valid Class C California Driver's License. Position subject to CA DMV's "Pull Notice System" and an offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record.
Employment contingent upon pre-placement physical, including drug/alcohol testing, and background investigation.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with peers, employees, supervisor and department/UC staff in a courteous and professional manner. Verbal and written communication skills in English, active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, multi-tasking, and time management.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct cleaning schedules and manage all aspects of development of the custodial crew.
Knowledge of correct chemical use and mixture.
Working knowledge in custodial and housekeeping services.
Working knowledge and skill in effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Effectively communicates orally and in writing.
Knowledge of general custodial duties.
Must have excellent communication and presentation skills when dealing with campus community or outside clients.

Background Check

Background check and fingerprinting is required.

Policy Statement

How to Apply:

An online application is required for each position to apply.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:

The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at


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Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

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