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Janitorial Supervisor

Janitorial supervisors organize janitors' schedules of duties and assign various tasks to janitors. Once janitors have completed their cleaning tasks, janitorial supervisors examine buildings to ensure the work meets established standards. They also might have to investigate complaints about janitorial service, and might be required to complete cleaning duties as well, especially if they are short staffed.


  • Coordinates the work of Junior Janitors by assigning, scheduling, and overseeing the completion of work.
  • Training new employees.
  • Ensuring quality control by inspecting work in progress and upon completion.
  • Directs employees' strict adherence to prescribed cleaning and security techniques and practices.
  • Determines appropriate cleaning materials, supplies, tools, and equipment needed to accomplish job; issues supplies, materials, tools, and equipment to employees.
  • Makes recommendations for repair and improvements to buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • The employee performs a full range of janitorial assignments using limited judgment.Actions are normally determined by specific instructions from the supervisor or by following well-defined procedures, methods, and practices.
  • Cleans and services restrooms.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, and mops floors and stairways.
  • Gathers and disposes of rubbish and waste materials by hand or with the use of powered equipment.
  • Observes appearances and conditions of premises and equipment; reports needed repairs, safety hazards, or conditions requiring outside vendor services.
  • Cleans grounds and parking lots of litter, glass, or other debris.
  • Loads and unloads supplies, and moves heavy furniture and equipment using dollies, handcarts, or power equipment.
  • Monitors inventory of cleaning equipment and supplies; requesting required stock or replacement prior to depletion.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience as lead Janitor
  • High school education or higher
  • Flexibility and willingness