Cleaning Operations Coordinator - Bronx

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
BXMAIN, Bronx Borough Maintenance


The New York Public Library is hosting a recruiting event for people in facilities & maintenance.  


Facilities & Maintenance Job Fair

Monday, March 5, 2018

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Science Industry and Business Library

188 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016



To RSVP for the event, please submit an application online prior to the event and come prepared with copies of your resume.  Apply at:



We look forward to seeing you there!



Position Overview:

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  


NYPL is seeking a Cleaning Operations Coordinator to oversee the day to day cleaning operations of the Library buildings in our Bronx network. This includes organizing, distributing and verifying the work of the custodial/porter staff and participating in their training. They may also perform custodial duties, if necessary.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Borough Operations Manager, the Cleaning Operations Coordinator:

  • Manages all aspects of cleaning operations in a neighborhood library network, supervises the performance of custodial/porter staff and conducts building audits to ensure compliance with accepted Library standards
  • Trains staff in cleaning methods and techniques, and on the use of chemicals and machinery
  • Schedules staff, assigns and inspects work to assure the highest quality results
  • Organizes snow removal, grounds maintenance and site specific tasks, oversees special assignments and determines crew sizes, and ensures projects are competed in a timely manner
  • Tracks inventory levels at assigned buildings and replenishes supplies as needed
  • Oversees implementation of schedules for daily and periodic services and resolves scheduling problems
  • Maintains on going communication with Library managers and staff to determine needs
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies after hours

NYPL Core Values

  • Helpful
  • Resourceful
  • Curious

Minimum Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, and a strong background in building cleaning or equivalent combination education and experience
  • 3 plus years of successfully demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standard cleaning methods and procedures, materials safety handling, and experience ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment
  • Successful demonstrated ability to perform manual work consisting of cleaning, heavy lifting, and working from high ladders and scaffolds
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of computers
  • Must be able to communicate with staff, management at all levels and outside vendors /contractors
  • Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules and perform operational duties in an emergency
  • Must pass physical examination

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college education
  • Knowledge of mixing chemicals to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Knowledge of using commercial cleaning equipment

Work Environment

  • Office
  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

  • Moderate physical effort is required


40 hours per week
Evenings, Weekends and Extended Hours as Required
Expected to be on call 24/7

Union / Non Union

Non Union


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