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Custodial Section Supervisor

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

The Custodial Section Supervisor is a working supervisor role who is responsible and accountable for supervising, scheduling, and coordinating custodial, housekeeping, groundskeeping, conference/special event support, and minor facility maintenance services inside of and immediately around buildings within an assigned specific geographical area. This position reports to an Operations Area Supervisor.

Communication is an important skill as the Custodial Section Supervisor interacts frequently with other custodians, trades personnel, as well as various other segments of the campus community and contractors. The incumbent will be required to use email and, after training, software programs such as Microsoft Word, TMA (the University's work order system) and EMS (the University's Events Management System).

Supervisory duties include planning, scheduling, coordinating, and communicating all custodial-related activities within an assigned area as well as supervising and training assigned staff in the proper performance of their duties. Successful candidates must have a thorough knowledge of custodial/housekeeping responsibilities and demonstrated leadership skills.

Additional duties include:
• Work as a team member with others in coordinating services throughout the campus as needed.
• Determine work and resource requirements and develops recurring and seasonal staff work schedules to support custodial, housekeeping, special event, conference, and facility maintenance requirements. Coordinate resource needs, consult with others, and make decisions about resource sharing. Prioritize work to ensure critical needs are met despite resource constraints. Ensure a fair and equitable distribution of work among staff. Communicate schedules with staffs and customers as required.
• Assess training needs and conducts required training to assure individual and team proficiency. Conduct recurring training for safety, safety data sheets (SDS), hazardous communication, winter and summer safety, equipment and supply use/operation. Recommend training topics to supervisors and assist others in conducting training. Ensure all shift operations receive the same training and development opportunities.
• Develop individual performance plan and conduct performance counseling to ensure all staff members have a clear understanding of performance expectations.
• Establish and demonstrate performance standards. Inspect work area to ensure performance standards are met. Review, analyze, and change procedures as appropriate.
• Incumbent is responsible for at least three of the following special programs including managing the related budget appropriately. Act as primary or alternate manager for other special programs. Cross-train others to ensure special programs will function in the absence of the primary manager.
• Ensure services are performed in a timely and safe manner and makes changes and recommendations to ensure appropriate levels of service are provided to all customers.
• Adhere to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others and notifies supervisors of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
• Support and promote the University’s sustainability efforts.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
• A high school diploma or equivalent.
• At least 3 years of recent custodial or housekeeping experience.
• Recent leadership experience or demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to clearly communicate and provide direction and guidance to staff.
• Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
• Demonstrated able to understand oral and written instructions and perform basic math calculations.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record for the past three years.

Other Requirements:
• Post offer driving history check will be conducted.
• Post offer background check will be conducted.
• Post offer drug screening will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of safety procedures and familiarity with TMA (work order management) and resource 25 (scheduling) software.

Physical/Other Demands:
• Must be able to walk around campus, as well as climb stairs, ladders, walkways, and elevated areas.
• Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet, hand and body protection as required.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds unassisted.
• Daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather and temperature changes. Position works indoors and outdoors.
• This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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