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Anticipated Openings for Housekeeping Positions

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2021

Job Description

Anticipated Openings for Housekeeping Positions

Smith College invites applications for anticipated openings for various Housekeeping positions within the facilities management department. All positions are 39 weeks with a Monday-Friday Schedule. Pay rates starting at 18.69 an hour.

Job Summary

To provide a safe and sanitary environment by maintaining assigned college residential areas in accordance with established college procedures.Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions
  • Clean, organize and sanitize all restroom fixtures including but not limited to showers, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, utility sinks, sanicans, shower sheets and mirrors. Replace shower sheets and replenish restroom supplies as needed.

  • Clean and organize assigned areas, including but not limited to common areas. Dust, rearrange and spot clean furniture and furnishings as needed. High dust all woodwork, pipes, and partitions in all corridors.

  • Clean, sweep, dry mop, wet mop all tile, wood floors and stairs. Vacuum all carpeted areas.

  • Clean, organize and sanitize all kitchenettes.

  • Clean and organize guest rooms and change bed linen as necessary.

  • Dust and check fire extinguishers.

  • Empty waste baskets and comply with college recycling practices.

  • Must comply with cleaning frequency requirements as scheduled for your assigned areas.

  • Read and comply with all departmental notices and attend department meetings as required.

  • Report all necessary maintenance and repair items to your senior housekeeper or supervisor and assist in documenting damages.

  • Maintain all housekeeping tools and equipment.

  • Maintain adequate stock for housekeeping and laundry storage areas.

  • Complete assigned project work, including but not limited to cleaning fireplaces, dusting vent and light covers, vacuuming draperies, washing woodwork and piano keys.

  • Participate on cleaning team and provide support for other housekeeping areas as required.

  • Assist with moving and/or rearranging furniture as needed.

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Train weekend student workers and offer guidance to students who request equipment or supplies for cleaning their rooms.

  • Maintain positive public relations with all members of the college community.

  • Perform additional related duties as assigned.

  • All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)
  • High school/vocational diploma, GED equivalent or combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year (preferred) housekeeping/custodial experience in a service related industry.

  • Must comply with all state and federal guidelines applicable to custodial personnel in an institutional setting.

  • Must be able to pass a C.O.R.I check.

  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds.

  • Must possess a proven track record of good attendance, punctuality and good judgment to take appropriate independent action to carry out the primary functions of the job.

  • Individuals hired or transferring into this position will be required to complete training and demonstrate proficiency in accessing the internet, using the Smith e mail system and the work order system within three months of their hire or promotion.

  • Must be able to work in hot, humid or dusty conditions and be able to withstand exposure to, and use of, cleaning chemicals without adverse reactions.

  • Know and have a basic understanding of the chemicals and processes used in the cleaning schedule; be familiar with chemical safety and Materials Safety Data Sheets.

  • Know the cleaning schedule for all assigned areas and look for ways to improve on that schedule.

  • Must be able to kneel, crouch and bend repetitively for extended periods.

  • Must be able to safely lift, carry and move materials up to thirty pounds, as well as reach and work overhead on a regular basis.

  • Must be able to safely climb step ladders, multiple flights of stairs and be able to stand and walk for extended periods.

  • Must be able to safely operate housekeeping tools and equipment.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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