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First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers - 37-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Building Services Supervisor
  • Buildings and Grounds Supervisor
  • Custodian Supervisor
  • Environmental Services Supervisor (EVS)
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Laundry Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise managers, desk clerks, or admitting personnel of rooms ready for occupancy.
  • Check and maintain equipment to ensure that it is in working order.
  • Confer with staff to resolve performance and personnel problems, and to discuss company policies.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Direct activities for stopping the spread of infections in facilities, such as hospitals.
  • Establish and implement operational standards and procedures for the departments supervised.
  • Evaluate employee performance and recommend personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals.
  • Forecast necessary levels of staffing and stock at different times to facilitate effective scheduling and ordering.
  • Inspect and evaluate the physical condition of facilities to determine the type of work required.
  • Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specifications and established standards.
  • Instruct staff in work policies and procedures, and the use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Inventory stock to ensure that supplies and equipment are available in adequate amounts.
  • Investigate complaints about service and equipment, and take corrective action.
  • Issue supplies and equipment to workers.
  • Maintain required records of work hours, budgets, payrolls, and other information.
  • Perform financial tasks, such as estimating costs and preparing and managing budgets.
  • Perform grounds maintenance tasks, such as removing snow and mowing the lawn.
  • Perform or assist with cleaning duties as necessary.
  • Plan and prepare employee work schedules.
  • Prepare reports on activity, personnel, and information, such as occupancy, hours worked, facility usage, work performed, and departmental expenses.
  • Recommend changes that could improve service and increase operational efficiency.
  • Recommend or arrange for additional services, such as painting, repair work, renovations, and the replacement of furnishings and equipment.
  • Screen job applicants, and hire new employees.
  • Select and order or purchase new equipment, supplies, or furnishings.
  • Select the most suitable cleaning materials for different types of linens, furniture, flooring, and surfaces.
  • Supervise in-house services, such as laundries, maintenance and repair, dry cleaning, or valet services.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange maintenance activities.
  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities.
  • Determine resource needs.
  • Distribute supplies to workers.
  • Document work hours or activities.
  • Establish work standards.
  • Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs.
  • Evaluate current or prospective maintenance employees.
  • Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition.
  • Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
  • Inventory materials or equipment.
  • Investigate work related complaints to determine corrective actions.
  • Maintain equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Plan employee work schedules.
  • Recommend changes or corrective procedures.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
  • Remove snow.
  • Select equipment, materials, or supplies for cleaning or maintenance activities.
  • Supervise maintenance workers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Bachelor Quarters Manager (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Bachelor Quarters Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Barracks and Grounds Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Facilities Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Food Service Attendant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Laundry Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Missile Facility Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile Facility Manager (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Shower and Laundry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Household (Private Residence)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Butler
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper, Home
  • Supervisor, Home Restoration Service
  • Supervisor, Janitorial Services
  • Supervisor, Maintenance