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Supervising Housekeeper I (2040)

Supervising Housekeeper I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: DD10
  • Class Code: 2040
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 07/11/1979
  • Title Changed: 04/20/1956


Under direction, to plan, organize and supervise the housekeeping work involved in the care, cleaning and maintenance of offices, corridors, living quarters, wards and other areas in a State institution; 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 Business Manager, and are in direct charge of all housekeeping and janitorial work in an area of a State institution. They normally supervise not more than seven employees, plus resident help. Employees in the next higher class of Supervising Housekeeper II are in charge of a large staff and usually supervise eight or more employees plus patient help performing housekeeping and janitorial functions in a large area of a State institution.

Typical Tasks

Supervises, directs, and gives instruction and training to a group of housekeeping and janitorial employees and helpers from the resident population engaged in sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, spotting, waxing floors, and vacuuming rugs and carpets; cleaning, dusting, and polishing filing cabinets, furniture and woodwork; emptying and cleaning waste receptacles; spotting walls; cleaning floors, stairways, hallways, rest rooms, offices, and lobbies; cleaning ceilings, walls, window shades, light fixtures and Venetian blinds; exchanging, repairing and condemning linens; making beds, moving and arranging furniture and equipment; polishing nickel and brass work on door panels, hand railings, elevators, and door knobs and plates; turning out lights and locking doors and windows; refilling lavatory supply dispensers; replacing light globes and tubes; operating scrubbers, buffers, waxers, and other equipment and machinery; as required, performs and assists with the above tasks; evaluates the performance of employees and takes or recommends appropriate action; requisitions, receives, inspects, stores and inventories supplies; receives complaints of building occupants and makes or recommends necessary adjustments; keeps records and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Housekeeper or Janitor.



Experience: Two years of experience in housekeeping or janitorial work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity over other employees and with responsibility for the housekeeping or janitorial work in an institution or similar area. 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, and equipment used in cleaning offices and institution buildings; sanitation and safety measures used in the operating, cleaning, and care of equipment and work areas; use of purchase orders for housekeeping supplies and equipment; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; give on- the-job instruction in housekeeping practices; keep inventories and make requisitions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Sympathetic understanding of and ability to work with the resident population of a State institution.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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