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Area Manager, Operations (Custodial)JobID: 44807
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Central Distribution & Maint.
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  • Area Manager, Operations (Custodial) - CF0930.pdf
POSITION TITLE: Area Manager, Operations (Custodial)


Job Code: CF0930


FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: E Job Family - Construction & Facility Services

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for managing, planning, overseeing and coordinating the work of custodial division of Operations. (i.e., custodians, plant operators), Establish relationship and communication with district’s offices and school principals. Develop and implement program to ensure proper training of all personnel. Approve all custodial schedules relevant to opening and closing facilities and providing a clean and safe environment.


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  1. Plans, manages, coordinates and controls the activities of the plant operators and custodians for approximately 75 plus facilities. Addresses employee issues and enforces board policy and procedures and safety regulations. Manage department to ensure adequate response to emergencies whether equipment failures or natural disasters. Interpret building, fire codes, and inform staff to ensure conformity, avoid citations, and provide safe facilities.
  2. Monitor consumption of custodial supplies and products of each facility to reduce pilferage and ensure adequate stock on hand to meet schedules. Provides an action plan and updates as necessary.
  3. Develops system specifications and state-of-the art work practices and standards as it relates to custodial maintenance.
  4. Monitors the use and cost of labor and material within the area under his/her direction and effectively manages budgets. Reconfigures resources on an as needed basis to provide the most productive output from available resources. Establishes standards and policy for installment, modifications, quality control testing, operating procedures and inspections.
  5. Participates in and coordinates training for assigned personnel. Develops programs and methods for continual upgrading management skills for supervisory staff.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED. Vocational/Technical/Business School, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, 3rd Grade Engineer knowledgeable, TASBO Cleaning Standards


TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: PeopleSoft, SAP, Microsoft Office, Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver), Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, tractor, forklift) Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management both internal and external district.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages (Directly). Regularly manages two or more employees in at least a single department. Includes large functional departments. Allocates resources according to priorities and serves as primary decision maker regarding hiring, performance and budget recommendations.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Analyzes and interprets data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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