New York State has approximately 38 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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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.
As a Head Janitor, you would supervise a large staff, including several Supervising Janitors, and may be responsible for all cleaning activities for an entire campus, or group of public buildings and grounds, under the direction of a 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.
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.
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 Supervising Janitor.
After one year of the service described in the minimum qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
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.38-578
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 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.