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Custodial Supervisor

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 516055
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Custodial
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The custodial supervisor will provide leadership and direction to a team of custodial specialist assigned with cleaning both living and learning spaces for students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.  The position serves as a “working supervisor” and will perform custodial tasks as needed to provide support to the team and to meet expected cleaning levels.  The team provides both housekeeping and industrial cleaning services.

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides supervision and leadership to a team performing housekeeping/custodial duties. 
  • Trains, coaches, evaluates, interviews and selects employees.
  • Serves as a “working supervisor” and actively participates in cleaning duties performed by the housekeeping team.
  • Instructs staff in the use and care of equipment and materials. Demonstrates and explains techniques.
  • Assists custodial manager as needed in directing and training staff.
  • Reviews work of staff to ensure proper levels of housekeeping and custodial care meet or exceed expectations.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:



Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

The service nature of this position requires work on-site.  Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires a high school diploma and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of custodial experience
  • Experience as a supervisor/lead worker
  • Ability to develop and maintain a cohesive, engaged workgroup
  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used in housekeeping
  • Familiarity with industrial cleaning procedures
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required to perform the essential functions of the position.  This includes, but is not limited to, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive movement, transporting items up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$16.04 - $20.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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