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Custodian Supervisor III (2001)

Custodian Supervisor III

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: DC10
  • Class Code: 2001
  • Established: 07/09/1954
  • Revised: 07/20/2004
  • Title Changed: 07/20/2004


Under direction, in a large office building or group of small office buildings, to plan, organize, and direct the cleaning and janitorial work; to assist in a training program; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and do other related work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Employees in this class normally work under the direction of the supervisor responsible for local janitorial services and are in direct charge of the custodian staff of 24 or more employees in a large State office building or group of small office buildings.


The next lower class, Custodian Supervisor II, includes positions responsible for all janitorial work and a staff of from approximately 8 to 23 employees in a medium-sized State office building or area of comparable size.

Typical Tasks

Assigns work, supervises, and gives instruction and training to janitorial employees, evaluates their performance, and takes or recommends appropriate action; supervises the operation of janitorial machinery and equipment; makes inspections and maintains janitorial practices and standards of safety and sanitation; requisitions, receives, inspects, stores, and inventories supplies; receives complaints of building occupants and makes or recommends necessary adjustments; as assigned, acts for the Custodian of State Capitol Buildings in his/her absence; and keeps records and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Custodian Supervisor II.



Experience: Four years of experience in janitorial work, three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity over other employees and with responsibility for the janitorial work in a large building or group of small buildings. and


Education: Equivalent to completion of the eighth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, chemicals, disinfectants, and equipment used in cleaning offices and public buildings; sanitation and safety measures used in the operations, cleaning, and care of equipment and work areas; principles of effective supervision; training methods; use of purchase orders for janitorial supplies and equipment; and a manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; conduct in-service training programs; keep inventories and make requisitions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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