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Housekeeper (Multiple Vacancies, Contingent II Contractual)

Facilities Management

Vacancy Number 300406

Position Type: Contingent II (contractual) non-exempt position with tuition remission and paid leave benefits
Opens: 02/14/14     Closes: 02/27/14

Salary: $10.40/hour plus shift differential

We’re recruiting for Contingent 2 (contractual) housekeepers.  These positions have tuition remission benefits and paid leave benefits.  We need to hire responsible staff with at least 6 months of steady work experience with positive supervisory references, positive job performance, a successful track record in reporting to work consistently and on time, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting coworkers and supervisors in an effort to help the organization succeed.   A high school diploma or GED is also required.


Candidates invited to interview will be required to provide professional references – including supervisory references – at campus interviews, and then references will be checked before selection decisions are made.  In addition, candidates invited to interview who advance in the interview process will be required to give consent for background investigations.  Background investigation results will be reviewed before selection decisions are made and before offers are extended.  Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquires and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.


Under direct supervision, our housekeepers maintain building interiors, ensuring cleanliness, orderliness and attractive conditions are maintained in assigned areas according to set tasks and frequencies. Staff may be required to move furniture and equipment.  Duties and responsibilities include:

• Cleans assigned areas by washing furnishings, windows, tile, fixtures, equipment and floors. Vacuums, dusts, and polishes specified areas and/or furnishings. Sanitizes and disinfects bathroom areas.
• Gathers and transports refuse from assigned areas to appropriate disposal locations.
• Inspects physical condition of assigned areas; submits requests to appropriate personnel regarding repairs, replacements, furnishings and relocation of equipment.
• Requests cleaning materials and supplies from designated areas; mixes cleaning solutions according to specifications, loads and transports service cart with required materials and supplies to designated work areas.
• Operates standard cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners, buffers and mops.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


Requires at least 6 months of steady work experience with positive supervisory references, positive job performance, a successful track record in reporting to work consistently and on time, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting coworkers and supervisors in an effort to help the organization succeed.   A high school diploma or GED is also required. Also requires: Ability to read, write and perform arithmetic calculations; to operate assigned tools and housekeeping equipment; to work with chemicals and cleaning solutions; to understand and follow directions; to lift and transport supplies and refuse; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.


The Office of Human Resources must receive:  an application completed in our electronic PeopleSoft Candidate Gateway system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider an applicant.   When using the system to apply, attach one PDF or Word document with a cover letter and resume.  The selection team has confirmed that they strongly prefer to receive cover letters and resumes in addition to the electronic employment application.  We no longer accept emailed, faxed, or paper applications, cover letters or resumes for staff positions.


If you experience any issues accessing or using our system, contact


Housekeepers play a critical role in the university’s success.   All applications received in our system by the closing date will receive full consideration.  After the closing date, then we expect to need at least two weeks to thoroughly review all applications before decisions are made to select and invite selected candidates for interview and before any additional status updates will be available. 


We appreciate your interest in the Housekeeper (Multiple Vacancies) recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit to apply.

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Before you apply:

Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

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•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
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