Position Summary: The Building Services Supervisor supervises building services staff by empowering them through encouragement, training, and team work. This position provides proper equipment and supplies for the job, sets objectives and measures effectiveness. The supervisor will monitor storage issues and work toward departmental improvements.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Respond to any requests or work orders submitted by the students either by phone or in person. This includes verifying if a student is comfortable having facilities enter their living quarters, before proceeding with any assigned work.
Establish and maintain a positive credibility with the students.
Maintain a positive contact with the campus community through work orders, phone calls and as buildings are checked during walk-throughs. Handle needs as requested.
Maintain contact with the parents during student move in/out and during special events through-out the year. Assist with any requests parents may have.
Supervise custodial staff.
Train staff concerning safety and proper use of equipment involved with the job, and proper techniques used to complete the tasks.
Gather, review and turn in employee timesheets.
Process all work orders assigned to them.
Work with project managers and handle various management aspects of Planned Major Maintenance as well as auxiliary remodels. On smaller projects works to set project scope, meet with contractors, checks on work in progress and check on final outcome to approve payment.
Promote and support a professional environment that welcomes students, faculty, staff, and vendors, and enables them to access our services in an encouraging, organized, effective, and helpful way.
Other Duties as assigned.
Oversee the work of custodial staff and student staff assigned to building services area
In coordination with manager of building services, HR and the associate vice president, the supervisor will hire, train, conduct performance reviews, take corrective action, provide positive rewards and feedback, and respond to complaints. This includes upholding the standards in the Code of Conduct and other university policies, modeling professionalism in all interactions, and respectfully hearing staff input and concerns either directly or from Human Resources.
This position has no fiscal responsibilities.
Candidates must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
High School diploma or G.E.D
Washington State driver's license or ability to obtain one as required
2 years of experience
Supervisory experience desired
Good communication skills and ability to successfully interact and work with all members of the campus community
Understanding of departmental needs
Ability to support staff and build a welcoming and inclusive team environment
Basic knowledge of housekeeping, floor care and carpet care
Knowledge of chemical and dilution ratio
Experience with carpet extractor, vacuums, automatic floor scrubber and buffers (high and low speed)
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.