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Assistant Manager, Custodial Services

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/18/23

Job Description

Assistant Manager, Custodial Services

Job No: 524587
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Under general direction from the Manager of Custodial Services, monitors areas of custodial services operations and staff performance; procures materials and services; oversees and monitors results of departmental projects and programs; assists with development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and goals.
Key Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with Manager of Custodial Services, Custodial Supervisors and Lead Custodians in conducting scheduled inspections of work assignments, projects, and safety activities to ensure outcomes are to Department and University Standards
  • Works collaboratively with Manager of Custodial Services, Custodial Supervisors, and Lead Custodians to establish unit goals, objectives, procedures, scheduling, and best practices based on core values.
  • Assist Manager with enforcement of policies, procedures, and implementing progressive discipline procedures to address performance and conduct issues.
  • Assist in oversight of custodial department equipment. Includes oversight of employee vehicle weekly inspections; establishment of custodial equipment locations, monitor and identifying equipment in need of repair and ensuring equipment is cleaned after use.
  • Promote Green Cleaning practices to reduce health and environmental risks and support the sustainability goals of the Department and University.
  • Work collaboratively with Manager, Custodial Supervisors, and Lead Custodians on preventive maintenance; and with other Facilities Management managers to resolve building issues, reduce urgent/emergency request and promote common goals.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate must have knowledge of working in a union environment and understanding contract language. The selected candidate must possess the capability to deal effectively with individuals and groups on and off campus, including administrators, managers, staff, customers, and peers. Must have the ability to analyze complex problems and situations and make appropriate recommendations, understand complex relationships of individual campus department needs, restrained budgets and external requirements. Must possess exceptional communication and leadership skills. Working knowledge and experience with work order control system. Working knowledge and experience with IBM or compatible computer. Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to organize and plan work and projects including handling multiple priorities. Experience working in a university or large institutional setting. Solid work record.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience required.

Preferred Experience:

Experience relating to the custodial function within an educational or similar institution is highly. Five (5) years of experience in custodial maintenance management. Six (6) years of experience supervising a team of at least eight people. Three (3) years of experience preparing and providing training programs for a department. Experience in controlling supplies, equipment, and labor costs within established budgets. Must be willing to work night shifts and adjust work schedule to meet operational needs for Department and University. Solid foundation of documenting staff performance. Experience in custodial maintenance management at a college, university, or multi-facility complex. Experience managing a multi-shift operation. Supervisory experience in a unionized setting. Familiarity with LEED For Existing Buildings: O&M and Green Cleaning. Experience working with computerized maintenance management systems.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license required. (Incumbents may be required to possess a California Driver's License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment they are required to maintain and operate. Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on university business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.)

Beach Building Services - Custodial Services

Hiring Range: $5,722 - $8,583 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, qualifications, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

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Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application. Skills testing will be administered.


It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

Application Closes: Feb 22, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.