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62024 – Cleaning supervisors

Cleaning supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Light duty cleaners (65310), Specialized cleaners (65311), and Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (73201). They are employed by hospitals and other health care institutions, hotels, motels, schools and other educational institutions, commercial and industrial establishments, home and office cleaning establishments and by various specialized cleaning companies.


Example titles

  • Building cleaning supervisor
  • Carpet cleaning supervisor
  • Cleaning supervisor
  • Head custodian
  • Housekeeping supervisor
  • Window washing supervisor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of light duty, industrial or specialized cleaners and janitors
  • Inspect sites or facilities to ensure established safety and cleanliness standards are met
  • Recommend or arrange for additional services required such as painting, repair work, renovations or replacement of furnishings and equipment
  • Hire and train cleaning staff
  • Prepare work schedule and coordinate activities with those of other departments
  • Prepare budget, estimate costs and keep financial records
  • Receive payment for specialized cleaning jobs
  • May perform certain cleaning duties.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Previous experience in a particular area of cleaning is usually required.
  • Previous supervisory experience may be required.

Additional information


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
6 – Sales and service occupations
2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
Major group
62 – Retail sales and service supervisors and specialized occupations in sales and services
Sub-major group
620 – Retail sales and service supervisors
Minor group
6202 – Service supervisors
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