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Custodial Specialist III

University of Central Florida Orlando Full-Time
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At the University of Central Florida, we dream big. Founded in 1963, UCF has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation for a very good reason: We harness the power of scale in innovative ways to transform the lives of our students and create lasting impact on the world at large.

The Facilities Operations Department is seeking two qualified candidates to fill two Custodial Specialist III positions.

The functions performed in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise approximately 10-25 employees in daily work performance. Check employee's work to ensure buildings are cleaned to university standards and that all work is completed as scheduled and performed within the allotted time. Establish, manage, and revise as necessary, work force productivity and work quality, through planning and coordination of labor, material, documentation, and any other items necessary to ensure standards.
  • Conducts inspections on all zone buildings including common space and rooms. Performs and documents cleanliness audits of the zone to meet university standards. Records and tracks inspection ratings and follows with any appropriate employee performance review necessary. Corrects discrepancies in a timely manner and records through the CMMS (computer maintenance management system), any deficiencies requiring attention.
  • Provides employee coaching & training on job assignments, standards, and customer service through inspections and by demonstrating correct work procedures via SOP's. Conducts frequent communication with building customers to monitor/ensure standards of cleanliness, safety, and service.
  • Responsible for providing/scheduling safety training to zone team and for ensuring employees are working in a safe manner and receive any necessary medical attention. Report and record any/all accidents/injuries and/or unsafe conditions. Process worker's compensation and/or accident claims as required.
  • Ensures unit processes and prioritizes, validates, and distributes all work requests in accordance with established departmental SOP's, applicable State and Federal guidelines, and the unit process guide.
  • Review all work orders assigned to the zone. Maintain and enter accurate data into the CMMS that are related to work status, pertinent details, costs (labor/materials), dates, time, invoices, images, actions performed to correct the issue, etc. Provide the zone team with assignments that allow coordination between zone supervision, staff, work groups or trades, vendors, customers, UCF or State of Florida inspectors, and/or any other stake holders required to complete a job.
  • Analyze and categorize work backlog by prioritizing and assigning effort required for work completion.
  • Ensure that all life safety and urgent work orders are responded to in an expedited manner.
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of the interdepartmental responsibilities and capabilities as well as a familiarization of university and customer needs and goals, in order to guide customers and validate work.
  • UCF offers competitive pay consummate with experience and a variety of employee benefits including health insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance. Additionally, full-time employees may be allowed to enroll for up to six (6) credit hours of eligible instruction per term on a space-available basis without payment of tuition and fees. For additional information, please reference the following link: URL blocked - click to apply
  • For additional information about our department, please feel free to visit the Facilities Operations website at URL blocked - click to apply.

UCF is seeking to hire two positions Custodial Specialist III.

Job #: 497444

Open Date: August 23, 2019

Closing Date: September 05, 2019

Annual Salary: Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of 9th grade and 4+ years of relevant experience. The UCF policy requires completion and passing of a physical exam for this position.


  • Two or more years of supervisory experience preferred, with knowledge of supervisory principles and practices preferred;
  • Experience and knowledge of the custodial field preferred; Familiar with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the custodial field preferred;
  • Ability to understand, communicate, apply, and enforce UCF guidelines, regulations, and policies;
  • Ability to communicate in conversational English in order to work effectively with customers and team members;
  • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Demonstrate proficient use of various computer programs including and/or equivalent to Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS);
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a high-volume and fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to delegate, train, coach, lead, motivate, and ensure cohesiveness in a diverse work environment;
  • Ability to comprehend reports, inspections, and documentation pertinent to the unit;
  • Maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters appropriately and efficiently;
  • Assess material needs, order, and sustain accurate and sufficient inventories;
  • Ensure that work productivity and service meet UCF quality assurance standards;
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to interpret, follow and/or provide instructions.

Special Instructions:

Position will include a 10% shift differential for working third shift or a 5% shift differential for working second shift.

Position requires a valid Class E driver’s license (regular license). The position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. If certain eligibility criteria are met, the department may grant an above base offer. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

UCF is seeking to hire two positions Custodial Specialist III.

Please Note:  Applicants MUST apply through URL blocked - click to apply .  No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this Staff position.  Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the URL blocked - click to apply website.

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated.  The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success.  If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.


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