Manager, Environmental Services

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Environmental Services
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 15927
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Position Summary
Manages the Environmental Services Department, coordinating and leading the staff reporting to this position, following standards established by the department, infectious control, and various regulatory agencies to ensure that a safe and clean environment is maintained at National Jewish Health for all patients, staff and visitors.

Essential Duties

  1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Ensures that NJH facilities are clean, inviting, and effective for both internal and external customers. Oversees recycling, linen, assigned biohazards, pest control and external contacts for environmental service needs.
  3. Works closely with infection control and departmental leaders to ensure that the environment is cleaned and compliant with Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements. 
  4. Prepares and monitors Environmental Services operating budgets. Oversees all purchasing to ensure adequate inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment needs for the department are met. Determines if ES has adequate staff to meet the expectation of the organization while staying within budget.
  5. Oversees ES role for all conference room setups requested by departments including but not limited to; moving furniture, working with rental services and assisting Food Services with setting up for catering, as needed. Provides support to all departments needing equipment moved and schedules staff on main campus as well as offsite satellite facilities, as needed.
  6. Develops and updates policies and procedures for the department that are in compliance with Facilities Department, Human Resources, Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.  Represents Environmental Services on Quality Circle and Product Standards committees including Safety and Infection Control committees.

Other Duties

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


  1. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  3. Building a Successful Team: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team, aligns vision with shared values, manages change and encourages innovation.
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  5. Energy: Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  7. Managing Conflict:  Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed. 
  8. Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
Manages 40 – 50 employees

Travels occasionally using company vehicles.

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of four (4) years in institutional housekeeping, including two (2) years of management experience required.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Colorado Drivers License required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred.


Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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