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City of Torrance
Class Code: 5735

Class Designation: Civil Service

October 1988

Representation Unit: Torrance Professional &
Supervisory Association


Facilities Services Supervisor


Under direction of the General Services Director, plans, organizes, and supervises the activities of the Custodial Division; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from the General Services Director in that the incumbent is not responsible for the overall operation of the General Services Department. Distinguished from Senior Custodian in that the incumbent is responsible for the operation of the Custodial Division rather than only the supervision of a single crew.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of custodial employees involved in building security, cleaning of the interiors of City buildings, and preparation of City facilities for civic and work functions;
  • ensures security of City buildings;
  • coordinates the inventory and distribution of custodial supplies and equipment;
  • coordinates the preparation of City facilities for civic, public, and special functions including furniture set-ups, procuring necessary items, and installing room decorations;
  • resolves user departments' custodial problems and complaints;
  • researches, selects, and requisitions supplies, monitors work performance to ensure quality control;
  • determines need for contract services and monitors service for quality and contract compliance;
  • oversees record keeping systems concerning supplies and labor;
  • prepares and monitors division annual budget;
  • requests electrical and other type repair work as necessary from other divisions or departments;
  • ensures custodial equipment is in working order;
  • assigns, schedules, monitors, and evaluates work;
  • prepares written reports.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Efficient and effective methods of cleaning and maintaining building interiors and fixtures;
  • Cleaning materials, disinfectants, and equipment used in custodial work;
  • Supervisory principles and practices;
  • Inventory system for custodial supplies;
  • Ability to
  • Coordinates and direct the preparation of City facilities for civic, public, and special functions;
  • Supervise the security of City buildings;
  • Ensure division work performance meets quality standards;
  • Select, requisition, and test custodial supplies and equipment;
  • Estimate necessary quantities of custodial supplies and equipment;
  • Respond tactfully and constructively to user department requests and complaints;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Prepare written reports including cost comparison reports and maintains division records;
  • Develop an annual budget;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Supervise the work of subordinate staff including coordinating, assigning, scheduling, monitoring and evaluating work; hiring and training, counseling and disciplining staff; and processing grievances.
  • License Required

    A valid California Class 3 Driver's License.


    Five years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of building interiors in clean, orderly and secure condition, to include two years supervisory experience. It is desirable that the supervisory experience include building security and coordinating and directing the preparation of facilities for meetings and special functions.


    No specific minimum.