Supvg Janitor

Grade 11

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Janitor

    Grade 07

  2. Supvg Janitor

    Grade 11

  3. Head Janitor

    Grade 15

  4. Chief Janitor

    Grade 18

Summary of Job Description

As a Supervising Janitor, you would supervise a staff of Janitors and Cleaners and may be responsible for all cleaning activities for an entire campus, or group of public buildings and grounds, or all campus cleaning activities on an assigned shift, under the direction of a Head or Chief Janitor or higher-level administrative staff. You would plan and schedule staff assignments and cleaning services, supervise the proper distribution and control of new cleaning equipment and supplies, inspect buildings and assigned areas for compliance with cleaning guidelines, prepare reports such as work activity and cost reports, and supervise the arrangement of premises for special occasions. You would also interview and select staff, establish training standards and train new staff, resolve personnel problems, evaluate work performance, and take appropriate disciplinary action. You may administer a cleaning contract where necessary.

There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.  

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor, or 55-b/55-c service as a Janitor, Housekeeper, Supervising Housekeeper, or Facility Operations Assistant 2.

NOTE: service as a Cleaner is NOT qualifying.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have two years of satisfactory full-time experience in the custodial care or cleaning of buildings, offices, or institutional residences of which one year of the experience must have been at a supervisory level.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience limited to the cleaning or care of private residences is NOT qualifying.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-774 38-578

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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