Building Services Foreperson - 39th Steet

Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
445 5th Avenue (at 39th Street)

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Building Operations Manager, the Building Services Foreperson:

  • Coordinates the daily operations of a custodial services department to ensure offices, rooms, floors, stairwells, set-ups and other specified areas are kept in a clean and orderly condition
  • Supervises a team of porters, including distributing assignments and work orders
  • Performs graffiti removal from library buildings by applying chemicals and cleaners
  • Performs regular custodial work as necessary, including removal of discards and rubbish, changing light bulbs, periodic cleaning of restrooms and floors 
  • Utilizes high pressure water washers and applies sealants
  • Monitors and updates the NYPL work order system
  • Performs related duties as required
  • May be assigned to work in any building within the NYPL system as needed

Key Competencies

  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Team work
  • Supervisory experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or an equivalent degree and considerable experience in custodial/building superintendent work
  • Demonstrated experience supervising custodial employees
  • Thorough knowledge of standard cleaning methods and materials
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to follow instructions and distribute work responsibilities among staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work well collaboratively and independently
  • Experience in various floor cleaning applications
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting
  • Comfortable working from high scaffolds and ladders
  • Demonstrated reliability and flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Must pass physical exax

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in graffiti removal using chemical and high pressure machinery preferred
  • Experience in the application of coating and sealants preferred

Work Environment

Office building

Physical Duties

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Standing
  • Walking

Starting Salary

USD $33,325.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $38,324.00/Yr.


40 hours per week
Schedule subject to change
2-10:30pm shift

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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