Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4103


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Salary Range 17 $2741 $2859 $2971 $3103 $3235 $3382 $3540 $3710 $3887 $4072


The CUSTODIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR coordinates the work of other custodial staff, insuring that buildings are properly cleaned and maintained. In addition, the Custodial Services Coordinator may perform general cleaning and floor care. Some positions in this class may inspect level of cleanliness according to contract specifications.


This is the second level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by the additional responsibility for planning and coordinating custodial work to be done, monitoring private custodial contractors, and keeping inventory.


  1. Monitors Building Standards. Typical tasks: checks to see that the building has been cleaned and maintained properly; reports and oversees building repairs; records repairs in log book; may take corrective action or retrain custodians when work is substandard or may report substandard work to a higher authority in cases of contractual custodial work.
  2. Coordinates Custodial Work. Typical tasks: assures staffing needs are met for assigned shift; calls for substitute staff in case of unplanned absences of regular custodial staff; trains new employees to do custodial work and to correctly operate equipment; assigns work to custodial staff on assigned shift; maintains safety standards.
  3. Inventory. Typical tasks: keeps an inventory of supplies, furniture, equipment, linen and materials; coordinates linen and custodial supply needs of custodial staff and requisitions new supplies and materials; reports missing furniture or equipment.
  4. General Cleaning. Typical tasks: empties ashtrays and wastebaskets; cleans walls and other surfaces; cleans windows and mirrors; cleans and sanitizes toilets, sinks, and showers; fills dispensers; dusts; sweeps, strips, mops, waxes and buffs floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets; picks up litter; shovels snow; sweeps steps; washes outside windows; collects and bundles recyclable items.
  5. Repairs. Typical tasks: changes light bulbs; clears clogged drains and toilets; performs minor maintenance of custodial equipment and building (i.e. changes belts or bags on vacuum cleaners, changes brushes and pads on floor buffers and waxers, tightens screws, and replaces doorknobs); reports needed repairs for maintenance and safety problems.
  6. Security. Typical tasks: locks and unlocks buildings; turns lights on and off; makes rounds to ensure systems are functioning properly; reports security deficiencies; distributes and collects keys to buildings.
  7. Miscellaneous. Typical tasks: moves and arranges furniture for various special functions; prepares applicable reports and keeps a variety of records.


Employees in some positions in this class are in regular contact with trades workers, e.g., carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians, locksmiths or grounds crews in order to request/coordinate needed repairs or services. Employees may contact the trades workers by memo, telephone, or in person. Employees in this class are in regular in-person contact with the supervisor and custodians to share and transfer relevant information within the hierarchy.

Employees are also in daily contact in person with students, patients, residents, inmates, and/or custodians while overseeing custodial work performed by them.


Employees in this class receive general supervision from a custodial supervisor, custodial services manager, or a building maintenance superintendent. Work is reviewed through weekly conference with supervisor. Established cleaning procedures must be followed in order to comply with State and Federal laws on cleaning, sanitation, and safety.


Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.

They require the willingness to perform prolonged physical labor, walk, bend, stoop, and climb in the performance of duties. They require the willingness to work with caustic cleaning agents. They require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, odors, and high levels of noise. Some positions may require the willingness to work around and/or clean up excrement and blood.


  • Two years of experience in custodial services work.