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First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
District Of Columbia

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Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

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Currently Employed: 2,020

Projected Annual Job Openings: 80

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.20 - $23.81

Typical Annual Salary: $31,600 - $49,500

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Direct activities for stopping the spread of infections in facilities such as hospitals.
  • Advise managers, desk clerks, or admitting personnel of rooms ready for occupancy.
  • Plan and prepare employee work schedules.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specifications and established standards.
  • Perform or assist with cleaning duties as necessary.
  • Confer with staff to resolve performance and personnel problems, and to discuss company policies.
  • Establish and implement operational standards and procedures for the departments supervised.
  • Investigate complaints about service and equipment, and take corrective action.
  • Maintain required records of work hours, budgets, payrolls, and other information.

tools & technology

  • Carpet cleaning equipment
  • Floor polishers
  • Floor scrubbers
  • Laundry type washing machines
  • Vacuum cleaners

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Helpdesk or call center software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Project management software

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