The Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Director of Housekeeping is responsible for supervising campus custodial services, planning custodial tasks, and preparing specifications for the purchase of new custodial equipment, supplies, and custodial contractor services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Supervises a large-sized staff of custodial supervisors, custodial workers, and student workers by interviewing, hiring, training, making work assignments, and evaluating job performance.
Inspects buildings for cleanliness or maintenance needs, inspects custodial equipment for proper operation, and maintains records of supply use for each building.
Develops policies and procedures for work unit, plans and schedules custodial tasks and personnel, reviews work performed by contractors, notifies maintenance department of services needed, and resolves complaints involving custodial services.
Prepares various reports; develops and implements training programs for custodial staff; prepares budget for custodial supplies and equipment; prepares specifications for the purchase of equipment, supplies, and custodial contract services such as carpet installations, special floor finishes, and window cleaning.
Coordinates set-up preparations for large group meetings and athletic events, meets with vendors to evaluate new custodial supplies and equipment, supervises the maintenance of the swimming pool, and coordinates delivery of campus mail parcels.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of custodial service requirements of large multiple use buildings. Knowledge of the custodial grounds maintenance requirements. Knowledge of state purchasing regulations. Ability to develop training and procedural manuals for custodial services. Ability to purchase and maintain inventory of custodial equipment and supplies.
Ability to compile reports and maintain records. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or related field; plus two years of experience in housekeeping or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.