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Career Details :: Janitorial Supervisors
Supervise work activities of janitorial personnel in commercial and industrial establishments. Assign duties, inspect work, and investigate complaints regarding janitorial services and take corrective action. May purchase janitorial supplies and equipment, take periodic inventories, screen applicants, train new employees, and recommend dismissals.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in janitorial services.
- Assigns janitorial work to employees, following material and work requirements.
- Trains workers in janitorial methods and procedures and proper operation of equipment.
- Confers with staff to resolve production and personnel problems.
- Records personnel data on specified forms.
- Recommends personnel actions, such as hires and discharges, to ensure proper staffing.
- Issues janitorial supplies and equipment to workers to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.
- Inspects work performed to ensure conformance to specifications and established standards.
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- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Extractive Workers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Landscaping Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Housekeeping Supervisors
- Lawn Service Managers
- Opticians, Dispensing
General Work Activities
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Scheduling Work and Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Guiding, Directing & Motivating Subordinates
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results