Job Information

University of Utah Custodial Crew Leader in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/10/2024

Requisition Number PRN38818B

Job Title Custodial Crew Leader

Working Title Custodial Crew Leader

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M, T, W, Th, Fri 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

VP Area President

Department 01751 - ACADEMIC DISTRICT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $17.00 – 19.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Supervises and assists in training a custodial crew by assigning duties and instructing new workers in the proper use of equipment and materials, to achieve a high level of cleanliness in University buildings. May inform the Supervisor on personnel items.

Facilities Management mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and attractive University environment.

As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a free UTA TRAX /bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!


Essential Functions

  1. Determines the proper distribution of employees and materials for a particular day’s cleaning problems by inspecting assigned building(s) to ensure an adequate cleaning job is done.

  2. Gives general supervision by assigning tasks and reviewing work of one to five full-time and/or five to twenty part-time custodians and custodial workers which may be in one shift or two (four hour shifts) depending on the particular needs of the building in question.

  3. Assist in training new crew members in the proper use of equipment and materials by demonstration and suggestion to ensure proper application of chemicals and minimum breakdown of equipment.

  4. Ensures that work standards are being adhered to by inspecting assigned work areas and completing inspection reports for review by supervisor.

  5. Ensures that assigned work area is secured by inspecting for locked doors in accordance with regulations.

  6. Maintains time sheets for individual crew members by filling in hours to ensures proper credits for pay purposes.

  7. Maintains adequate stock of supplies by ordering as necessary within a pre-established budget guideline.

  8. Maintains positive public relations with departments by responding to specific cleaning requests.

  9. Reports maintenance and emergency problems to supervisor or police respectively.

  10. Performs all duties of custodians as required to ensure accomplishment of assigned goals.

  11. May back up supervisor by assisting him/her directly or acting for him/her during any absence.

  12. Other duties as assigned.*

Problem Solving

This position is given the authority to shift employees under his/her supervision in order to accomplish the daily workload.

Problems that may be encountered in this position include trying to keep assigned area clean with less than 100% staffing of a crew; and trying to motivate employees to do a thorough job.


The incumbent is a working crew leader and must be willing and able to perform all duties normally expected of lower level custodians. However, his/her supervision responsibilities should take precedence as the need arises.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of previous custodial experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); the ability to lift 50 lbs.; the ability to climb a minimum of six feet on an authorized stepladder or scaffolding; and demonstrated oral and written communication skills required. Previous supervisory experience would be helpful.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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