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First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers

Also called: Facilities Manager, Head Custodian, Housekeeping Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Missile Facility Manager

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan and prepare employee work schedules.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specifications and established standards.


  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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