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Supervisor Environmental Services
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Occupational and Environmental Safety
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Supervisor Environmental Services
Job Category Staff & Executive - Facilities/Environmental/Maintenance
Department IPO-Envir. Services-Newark
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Supervisor of Environmental Services for Institutional Planning and Operations-Environmental Services. The primary purpose of the Supervisor (Environmental Services) position is to provide the leadership that oversees the work activities of cleaning personal to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive conditions that meet standard of quality within the Health care and Educational Institution.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Plans and prepares work schedules and daily task assignments to ensure adequate coverage and cleanliness of all areas of a facility and to effectively utilize employees, equipment, and materials within budgetary requirements.
  • Recommends the hiring, firing, promotion, demoting, merit increase, transfers and/or disciplining of employees and other personnel changes.
  • Conducts inspections in designated area and logs results, investigates complaints regarding housekeeping service and equipment and takes corrective action.
  • Compiles data, assembles information, prepares required reports and documents, maintains accurate employee records and attendance recordkeeping system and submits to management in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates moves, transport services, and standard set-up and reset procedures for meetings and special functions, upon request.
  • Oversees the safe handling of bio-hazardous, hazardous, municipal waste and recyclable materials according to municipal, state and national regulations.
  • Requisitions, distributes and monitors the utilization of supplies, tools and equipment ensuring budget compliance.
  • Coordinates assigned environmental services workers for grounds duties to maintain the safe, aesthetic exterior quality of the facility and for snow removal activities.
  • Submits to management recommendations for painting, repairs, new equipment, reallocation of space.
  • Develops and maintains good customer services among employees, patients, staff and visitors, promotes teamwork and encourages a positive, efficient work environment.
  • Responsible for implementing Bed Tracking System procedures and for expediting Bed Management.
  • Performs final rounds and office procedures at the end of the shift to ensure completion of supervisory duties.
  • Presents a professional impression to the public, patients and coworkers, attends Department meetings, serves on Department and University committees, and participates in education and training programs to improve professional and technical skills.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 19C
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 23.630
Annual Mid Range Salary 28.610
Annual Maximum Salary 33.560
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description CWA, Local 1031
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in a housekeeping department, with at least one (1) year of experience in a supervisory role in a housekeeping environment.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages in a diverse and multicultural environment with respect and consideration.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel in an asset.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish are preferred).
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position requires the individual to stand, walk, talk and hear over 2/3 of the time; to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and to reach with arms and hands up to 2/9 of the time; to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste or smell less than 1/3 of this time. The job requires that a weight be lifted or a force exerted up to ten (10) pounds 2/3 of the time, from twenty-five (25) pounds up to one-hundred (100) pounds less than 1/3 of the time. The position requires close, distance and color vision, peripheral vision and the depth perception as well as the ability to focus.
The individual in this position may be exposed to environmental conditions such as fumes or airborne particles up to 2/3 of the time; to biohazard us materials or toxic or caustic chemicals that require the use of Personal Protective Equipment, to risk of radiation, wet of humid conditions (non-weather), outdoor weather conditions, work in high or precarious places, extreme heat or cold (non-weather), less than 1/3 of the time. Moderate noise is typical for the environment for this job.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1558
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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