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Housekeeper (2nd Shift)
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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
Perform as a member of the University Student Commons &
Activities ( USC &A) housekeeping staff, performing regular
shift cleaning and special projects as may be assigned…Ensure each
day that the University Student Commons ( USC &A) and
surrounding outside areas are maintained in clean condition in
compliance with USC &A Housekeeping Performance Standards
(“Standards”) and the highest industry standards through individual
work and contributing efforts as part of the overall housekeeping
Minimum Hiring Standards
Significant housekeeping experience. Knowledge of standard
housekeeping procedures and skills in the use of floor machines,
extractors, shampooers, carpet vacuum cleaners and other
housekeeping equipment. Ability to work within established
guidelines (independently and as part of a team). Ability to read,
hear and follow spoken/written directions, instructions and
schedules and fill out reports with written descriptions of work
completion. Ability to lift and carry at least 75 pounds routinely.
Ability to kneel, stoop, bend over, climb, and walk for extended
periods as required to perform work assignments. Ability to work in
a diverse environment. The Custodian represents the department with
the University community and its visitors. He/she is expected to
behave in a professional manner, keep informed of departmental and
University policies, regulations and guides pertaining to
employment obligations including complying with attendance and
clock in and out on time; work with other University Facilities
staff as part of a team, be flexible with schedule to accommodate
emergency situations such as staffing shortages and snow removal.
Duties include, but are not limited to snow and ice removal, clean
up associated with water or fire damage and special event support.
The Custodian’s work constitutes a direct service of the department
to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the
University community can live, learn and work. The incumbent is
expected to clean up to 28,000-35,000 square feet of cleanable
space per eight hour work day, 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Preferred Hiring Standards
A high school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. One
year of custodial work experience is preferred. Requires a basic
knowledge of English including the ability to read, write and speak
English with understanding in order to read and understand product
label instructions and university policies and procedures. Must be
able to relate custodial and maintenance problems clearly to
supervisor and/or the Work Management Center. Will be required to
complete a training program in building cleaning.
Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range
Application Process/Additional Information
Monroe Park Campus
Normal Work Days/Hours
Job Open Date
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled
Trades/ Housekeeping and Operations
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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application