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Recruitment Number
Number of Vacancies
Working Title
Custodial Services Supervisor- UPDATED
Classification Title
Custodial Services Supervisor
Proposed Salary to be Offered
Appointment Percentage (Budget)
Position Summary

The Custodial Supervisor performs assignments under the direction of the Custodial Services Program Supervisor, providing first-line supervision and leadership to permanent custodians, students and program staff. This position will also fill in for other custodial supervisors in their absence to ensure a continued satisfactory level of custodial operations. There is the possibility of 24-hour responsibility and on-call 7 days per week for emergencies. Normal working hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00p.m. to 6a.m. Work days and shift times are negotiable and will be agreed upon during the hiring process.

This position has an annual salary of $46,800 and comes with a State of Wisconsin benefits package that adds an additional 40% to the overall financial package from the University. This package includes, but is not limited to:

  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL.
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Position Type
Pay Basis
Contingent Upon Funding
Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)?
Required Qualifications
  • Completion of a High School diploma and two (2) years working in custodial and/or building maintenance work. Additional education and/or supervisory experience may substitute for the required working experience.
  • The ability to hold and maintain a valid driver’s license meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment or supplies, up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Physically be able to work in various positions i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions.
  • Physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, supplies and equipment utilized in a comprehensive custodial operation.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the use of e-mail (i.e. Outlook, Gmail) functions including electronic calendars.
  • Ability to comply with all University of Wisconsin System Work Expectations including safe work procedures.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a custodian in a school setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and training skills necessary to direct the work of others, effectively resolve performance concerns, and evaluate performance standards.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and the general public.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn relevant software and/or computer languages in order to operate preventative maintenance, work order, time reporting and inventory control programs.
  • Ability to develop appropriate work plans, anticipate seasonal conditions, set priorities, coordinate multiple tasks and assign work to effectively accomplish desired outcomes.
  • Knowledge of mathematical skills necessary to prepare cost estimates, maintain inventories and reconcile charge-back documents.
  • Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations such as responding to urgent or emergency situations involving system failures or personnel issues.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures related to use of cleaning tools, cleaning supplies and all power equipment. Ability to set-up, document, and implement required safety training for all custodial employees.
Physical Demands
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
    • Ability to repeatedly push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, and climb ladders.
    • Must be able to work with hands and arms above shoulder level; requires considerable movement of the arms, twisting and bending of the back.
    • Must have sufficient physical strength and flexibility to lift and pour 5-gallon containers of chemicals, to empty buckets and to remove garbage, trash, and recycling from the buildings.
    • Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit to perform essential job functions for the duration of the shift.


Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working conditions/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources at or 608.785.8013

Working conditions and environment
  • Weekend, nights and/or holiday hours may be required on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges for trash removal from the buildings and also snow and ice removal from entrances.
  • Weekdays from 10:00p.m. to 6:00a.m.
Miscellaneous Information
Information about your Benefits
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
  • paid vacation for 12-month positions.
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.


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Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at
The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse.
Learn more about UW-La Crosse here:
AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.
Redbook Position
Administration and Finance Division
Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit
The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies to support the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Facilities Planning & Management, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and Police & Parking Services.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Detail Information


Posting Date
Continuous Recruitment
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
Close Date
Special Instructions
Application deadlines
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION : Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment

Position Contact Name
Ryan Ray, Custodial Services Program Manager
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