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2716-Custodial Assistant Supervisor

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Custodial Assistant Supervisor

Job classification

TitleCustodial Assistant Supervisor
Overtime eligibility Covered (Non-Z) - Nonexempt
Labor agreement SEIU Local 1021
Effective dateAugust 17, 2012

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jan 06, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $33.9750 $35.6875 $37.4750 $39.3250 $41.3125
Rate /biweekly: $2,718.00 $2,855.00 $2,998.00 $3,146.00 $3,305.00
Rate /year: $70,668 $74,230 $77,948 $81,796 $85,930

Job description






Under general supervision, the Custodial Assistant Supervisor performs janitorial duties and supervises custodial staff assigned to clean the interior of public buildings, schools, other facilities and surrounding areas. The essential functions of this class include: assigning, supervising and participating in the work of a small group of custodians; inspecting and ensuring completion of work assignments and checking and verifying time records; attending training and seminars on safety issues, and training custodial staff; inspecting buildings, grounds and equipment and requisitioning repairs needed; evaluating, counseling and initiating performance appraisals and/or disciplinary actions; communicating with staff, administrators, clients, and the general public as authorized; maintaining standards of work performance and replacing absent custodians; making minor/interim repairs; requesting, requisitioning and maintaining an inventory of janitorial supplies; coordinating, scheduling, and supervising custodial operations for special events; arranging furniture or equipment for meetings; may apply basic computer skills to generate reports and inventories; and performing related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features:

Class 2716 Custodial Assistant Supervisor is the first level supervisory class in the custodial series. Incumbents in this class perform a variety of cleaning tasks and supervise a small to medium sized group of custodians. This working supervisory class is distinguished from the next higher level of class 2718 Custodial Supervisor I in that the latter provides full time supervision for a large group of custodians.

Supervision Exercised: Supervise a small-to-medium size group of custodians.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code (class) and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Assigns, supervises and participates in the work of a small group of custodians engaged in performing a variety of cleaning tasks in buildings and surrounding areas at various sites.

2. Attends training and seminars on safety issues, and trains custodial staff in the proper use of chemicals, tools and equipment, and other safety and security procedures.

3. Inspects buildings, grounds and equipment, and reports/requisitions repairs needed to remedy unsightly, improper or unsafe conditions, and to respond to emergencies and complaints.

4. Makes emergency interim and minor repairs as needed; makes referrals for proper repairs.

5. Maintains standards of work performance and replaces absent custodians when necessary; applies departmental or City policies and procedures related to supervision of personnel.

6. Inspects and ensures completion of work assignments according to specified schedules; checks and verifies time records.

7. Requests, requisitions and maintains inventory of janitorial supplies and equipment; maintains records of usage manually or by using computer systems.

8. Coordinates, schedules, and supervises custodial operations to prepare for special events.

9. Arranges furniture, fixtures and equipment in rooms for meetings or display purposes.

10. Communicates with staff, administrators, clients, and the general public as authorized in person or in writing by preparing and completing a variety of forms, reports, memos and electronic mail; responds to routine complaints.

11. Evaluates, counsels and initiates performance appraisals and/or disciplinary actions to enforce departmental and City personnel laws and regulations.

12. May apply basic computer skills to generate reports and inventories.

13. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Related and Essential Qualifications:

Knowledge of: janitorial methods and procedures, materials, chemicals, disinfectants and equipment used in cleaning large public buildings and surrounding areas; existing safety laws, rules, methods, and procedures including applicable OSHA and EPA regulations to ensure the safety of staff, the public, and building occupants.

Ability to: assign, train, inspect and evaluate the activities of subordinate personnel engaged in janitorial duties; communicate clearly and effectively as well as understand and correctly follow instructions in English; promote, establish and maintain effective working relationships; identify and resolve problems; write reports or correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner; may be required to use a personal computer.

Training and Experience Guidelines:

1. Two (2) years of verifiable experience as a custodian with experience cleaning the interior of public buildings, other facilities and surrounding areas using the following: vacuum cleaners, waxing and buffing appliances, rug shampooers, disinfectants, soaps, waxes and cleaning compounds; AND

2. Possession of a valid driver's license.


1. All appointees will be required to possess and maintain a good driving record to meet insurability standards.

2. The California Education Code provides that school districts shall not employ or retain persons who have been convicted of any sex offense as defined in Section 44010 or controlled substance offense as defined in Section 44011. Prior criminal convictions will be investigated.

3. Depending on the availability of City vehicles, willingness to use his/her own vehicle may be necessary.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment working varying shifts, weekends and holidays; sustaining physical effort involving continuous light work and occasional heavy work in moving or lifting furniture and equipment, with some exposure to accident and injury hazards and disagreeable elements. Employees will be required to lift up to 60 pounds.

Adopted: 10/18/82

Amended: 4/6/00; 6/28/05

Reason for Amendment: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.

Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $33.9750 $35.6875 $37.4750 $39.3250 $41.3125
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $33.2250 $34.9000 $36.6500 $38.4625 $40.4000
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $32.4125 $34.0500 $35.7500 $37.5250 $39.4125
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $30.8000 $32.3500 $33.9625 $35.6500 $37.4500
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $30.6500 $32.1875 $33.7875 $35.4750 $37.2625
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $29.6125 $31.1000 $32.6375 $34.2750 $36.0000
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $28.7500 $30.2000 $31.6875 $33.2750 $34.9500

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table