Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Supervises personnel engaged in custodial and other building maintenance services for various Metro locations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, creates and monitors custodial maintenance work for various Metro locations
  • Travels to various Metro facilities to monitor work performance of subordinates
  • Oversees provision of routine repairs and general maintenance of buildings, office equipment, and furniture
  • Recommends and schedules repairs of equipment, furnishings, and facilities
  • Maintains inventory of custodial supplies and equipment
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, purchase verifications, and data for budget preparation
  • Provides safety training to staff
  • Inspects work in progress and completed projects
  • Utilizes a computer-based information system to process work orders, incidents, timesheets, and material requests
  • Supervises, trains, and motivates a multi-skilled staff in a variety of locations; conducts performance evaluations
  • Accounts for subordinates and personal compliance with all of Metro′s safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Theories, principles, and practices of building maintenance and custodial work
  • Tools, equipment, and supplies utilized in maintenance and janitorial work
  • Safety procedures related to building maintenance
  • Principles of supervision
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Planning, organizing, and monitoring custodial maintenance activities
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Quick and sound decision making
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Preparing reports and correspondence
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervising, training, and motivating subordinates

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Make daily assignments to subordinates
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Think and act independently
  • Utilize a personal computer and required software
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Business Administration or related field preferred

  • Three years of relevant experience performing building maintenance or custodial work with a minimum of one year of experience working in a lead or supervisory-level capacity in building maintenance or custodial work

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Must have completed or be able to complete Metro′s pre-supervisory training within probationary period
  • Exposure to weather and physical hazards
  • Frequent travel to other Metro locations
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye, and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
  • May be assigned to work varied shifts and weekends
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Exposure to infectious material/diseases
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Exposure to physical and verbal abuse by clients/customers and/or general public
  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear
  • Work irregular hours, split shifts, weekends, holidays, or 24-hour-a-day on-call assignments
  • Local travel

Physical Effort Required
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Driving and/or operating heavy equipment
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.