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CUNY Custodial Supervisor - School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY Limited Search) in New York, New York

Job Title: Custodial Supervisor - School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY Limited Search)

Job ID: 22641

Location: Sch. of Labor & Urban Studies

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under supervision, performs work of ordinary difficulty and responsibility supervising cleaning and maintenance of buildings, their furnishings and their immediate grounds.

There are no Assignment Levels within this classification. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as needed.

On an assigned tour of duty, supervises a small- to medium-sized group of employees, principally cleaners, engaged in cleaning and maintaining college buildings and their furnishings. This involves such tasks as sweeping, dusting, scrubbing, polishing, washing, shampooing carpets, cleaning sidewalks and walkways of dirt, debris and snow, gathering and disposing of refuse in accordance with New York City recycling regulations, operating elevators, moving school furniture, and mowing and caring for lawns.

  • Inspects work of subordinates to insure maximum efficiency, economy and quality of work.

  • Prepares work schedules utilizing college systems for scheduling and/or timekeeping.

  • Stores and issues supplies.

  • Trains or arranges for training of new employees.

  • Monitors and evaluates employee performance in keeping with CUNY guidelines.

  • Maintains records and prepares required reports.

  • Oversees the use and maintenance of cleaning equipment such as compactors, extractors, buffing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc.

  • May perform minor maintenance work such as replacing light bulbs.

  • Ensures all appropriate safety procedures are observed in the performance of tasks.

  • Directs the use of ladders in the performance of assigned tasks in compliance with all safety regulations.


Custodial Supervisor




The School of Labor and Urban Studies of The City University of New York is seeking custodians with comprehensive cleaning, housekeeping and general maintenance experience to apply for a Custodial Supervisor position and join the SLU Facilities Management team. The school currently occupies three floors within a leased building located at 25 West 43rd Street in midtown Manhattan, and may occupy additional floors in the future. The Custodial Supervisor will effectively and efficiently perform and oversee semi-skilled and skilled daily cleaning and general custodian and maintenance duties of all classrooms, offices, restrooms, hallways, laboratories, conference rooms, pantries, elevators, open and shared spaces and common areas, to ensure a clean, safe and orderly environment for learning and working amid the COVID-19 pandemic and afterwards for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

In addition to the General Duties information, the Custodial Supervisor will maintain safety and environmental health precautions as directed, including performing and overseeing regular and enhanced/deep cleaning and disinfecting protocols and practices for the designated school building, floor and facility areas, especially high touch surfaces and traffic areas. They will follow all cleaning and disinfecting guidelines in accordance with NYS, CDC, CUNY and item labels; properly dispose of refuse, chemical waste, and PPE supplies per guidelines; perform other related custodial and supervisory duties as assigned; attend trainings for professional development; schedule, instruct and train custodial assistants to properly clean/disinfect and use proper cleaning products, chemicals, materials and equipment to perform assigned work using established policies, guidelines, and procedures and methods.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration and Operations or their designee, the Custodial Supervisor will work with SLU facility and building management staff to support the school’s leased space operations. They will secure the floors by locking/unlocking doors, windows or gates as needed; perform floor, room, furniture, lights and equipment checks/inspections for quality and safety; replenish supplies; and ensure the physical set-up/assembly and arrangement of furniture are appropriate for the classes and events in session and spaces are clean, orderly and safe for occupants. They will also report and document safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate staff, maintain records of cleaning and maintenance activities, and maintain inventories of supplies and equipment.


1) This promotional position is open to current CUNY employees, preferably current Custodial Assistants.

2) The person in this position is designated as Essential Personnel/Employee whose job function is essential to the effective operation of the school and must be physically present to perform the job during weather and other emergencies.

3) Job duties require schedule flexibility and willingness to work evenings, weekends or alternate shifts as required to meet staffing coverage needs and changing operational priorities.


Completion of an eighth grade education and three years of full-time experience in the cleaning and maintenance of a building.

  • Additional education above the eighth grade may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to two years of the required work experience. However, all candidates must possess a minimum of one (1) year of full-time work experience as described above.

  • For work experience requirements, CUNY considers full-time work to be 35 hours per week. Part-time experience of at least 20 hours per week may be prorated and credited instead of, but not in addition to, full-time experience during the same period. Part-time experience of less than 20 hours per week will not be credited at all.

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency, including ability to speak, read, write, and understand English well enough to meet minimally acceptable performance standards set for job duties.

  • By the completion of the probationary period, demonstrated competency in supervising employees.


  • Demonstrated experience providing customer service and customer communication in a cleaning, housekeeping or general building maintenance environment.

  • Basic computer and writing skills to check and reply to emails, and complete/fill-out electronic and paper checklists, log books, request forms, records and reports, and complete online training or activities.

  • Physical ability to perform job duties and work in all areas of the school.


New Hire Salary: $34,401 –This amount reflects a13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of CUNY employment only.

Incumbent Salary: $38,873 – Eligibility for this amount requires 24 months of CUNY service.

IMPORTANT BENEFITS NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019.

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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