Office Cleaner Supervisor Job Profile and Description

Janitorial or Cleaning Supervisors in commercial buildings coordinate, schedule, and supervise the various activities of janitors and cleaners in many parts of the building interior spaces. After the tasks are assigned, they inspect building areas to see that work has been properly done and call their attention for additional work.  Cleaning supervisors and janitors are often employed by 3rd party cleaning service agencies.

They may also be called upon by the agency HR to assist in interviewing and screening new hires.

Office Cleaner Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assigns tasks to team based on their expertise and efficiency.
  • Coordinate with building administrator on the extent of cleaning that can be accomplished.
  • Coordinate with cleaning headquarters to ensure that cleaning supplies and equipment are available.
  • Prescribe the appropriate cleaning fluids, solutions and waxes for cleaning floors, windows and surfaces
  • Screen and hire job applicants.
  • Train both new and experienced employees.
  • Recommend promotions, transfers, or dismissals of janitors.
  • Prepare reports concerning the work accomplished in each rooms, hours worked by each cleaning crew as well as department expenses.
  • Participate in productivity and quality improvement programs.

Office Cleaner Supervisor Skills and Specifications

  • Must be dependable, responsible, honest and hart working
  • Must exhibit excellent supervisory skills to manage a team of cleaners
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to get along with people
  • Must have a cheerful disposition and willing to work under dirty conditions


Office Cleaner Supervisor Education and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma is basic for a supervisory position in this area while some companies require some college or vocational course.
  • A membership and certification from the International Executive Housekeepers Association is an advantage

Office Cleaner Supervisor Salary

The median hourly wages of first-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers were $16.34 in 2008 with the middle 50% taking in between $12.82 and $21.07. The lowest 10% percent earned $10.33 while the highest 10% earned $26.29. Median hourly wages in 2008 were highest in local government agencies while the lowest were in hotels.