Manager of Capital Projects

Comox Valley Schools


Manager of Custodial Services


Comox Valley Schools (SD71) is a positive, progressive, and growing school district with the mission to inspire engaged, compassionate, resilient lifelong learners, and cultivate a collaborative community together. As an inclusive learning community, we embrace diversity, foster relationships, and empower all learners to have a positive impact on the world.  


We are the largest employer in the Comox Valley with over 1,800 employees providing a comprehensive educational program to approximately 10,500 students from StrongStart to Grade 12: 14 elementary, 1 middle, 1 K-9, 3 secondary, 2 alternate schools, and one provincial online learning school. We also host strong educational programs of choice; including: early and late French Immersion, an international student program, robust careers and ADST programing, environmental & outdoor learning, blended learning options, a fine-arts academy, and a Montessori program. In addition, our District presently has eighteen school sites with on-site childcare services operated by independent providers. Our annual operating budget is approximately $120 million.


Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Manager of Custodial Services is responsible for the supervision of all custodial staff engaged in the cleaning of school district facilities. This position requires being on-call to provide support to evening custodians and facility bookings as needed.


We are looking for an approachable and collaborative leader with a strong desire to help create a safe and healthy learning and workplace environment for all, possessing a ‘can-do’ & ‘solution-oriented’ attitude. The successful applicant must demonstrate a high standard of professionalism with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse client group, including: custodians, educators, contractors, District staff, and the general public. The Manager of Custodial Services must facilitate active communication and contribute to an approachable, trusting, and inclusive workplace environment.



  • Responsible for the supervision and management of custodial staff.
  • Establish and assess methods, guidelines, and standards of performance for Custodians.
  • Provide input to the Director of Operations and HR towards recruitment and selection of custodial staff.
  • Train custodians through the preparation of instruction manuals, demonstration, and training.
  • Monitor performance and methods to improve efficiency and resource management.
  • Manage and monitor assigned annual budgets including but not limited to supplies, flooring, and classroom furniture.
  • Manage the staff replacement budget by establishing work priorities and assigning staffing levels.
  • Primary contact with school administrators regarding custodial services and facility security.
  • Establish, maintain, and ensure compliance of safe work practices and procedures following WHMIS and WorkSafeBC regulations.
  • Conduct inspections and correct unsafe and/or hazardous conditions and identify areas requiring maintenance.
  • Oversee delivery services.
  • Supervise bookings and rentals of school facilities through the facilities booking clerk and ensure adequate custodial coverage, operation, and accounting.
  • As needed, the Manager of Custodial Services will provide coverage and support to other members of the Operations’ Management Team.
  • As required, the Manager of Custodial Services will be on-call for building and site incidents and emergencies including but not limited to the assessment of roads and school conditions during severe weather events.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.


The successful applicant will possess:

  • A post-secondary diploma in a relevant field supplemented by a Building Services Worker certificate.
  • A minimum of three-years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
  • Computer proficiency and literacy using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve technical and mechanical issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to lead by example while demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to respond and communicate in a positive, non-adversarial, and solutions-oriented approach.


To Apply:  

School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island on the unceded traditional territory of the K'ómoks First Nation. Located within the Comox Valley is the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, Regional District, and Denman and Hornby Island; each providing their own unique community, culture, and services. The Comox Valley is a desirable place to live with ocean beaches, fresh-water lakes and rivers, golf, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, swimming, and boating. In addition, the Valley has a strong and vibrant arts and cultural community.


To join our dynamic leadership team in the beautiful Comox Valley, qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a detailed and chronological resume with cover letter. In confidence, short-listed applicants will be requested to provide professional references.


We welcome diverse candidates and encourage members to apply from groups experiencing barriers to equity. As an inclusive learning community, we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students, and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: and we will work with you to meet your needs.


To join our dynamic leadership team in the beautiful Comox Valley, qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume, and the name and contact information of at least three professional references through Make a Future at competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The annual salary range for this position is $92,724 to $115,905.


Applications received prior to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time), Wednesday, May 22nd are assured careful consideration.

The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)
An Equal Opportunity Employer