Careers at Virginia Tech

Lead Housekeeper - Turner Place

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv-Home Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Housekeeping, Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Lead Housekeeper performs work under the direct supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor in a large dining facility to ensure that the facility is kept clean, aesthetically pleasing, sanitary and a safe environment. Acts as a liaison between the Housekeeping Supervisor and the housekeeping workers. Also reports to the Housekeeping Supervisor about daily/monthly cleaning schedules, facility maintenance needs and other assigned tasks.

Required Qualifications

Candidate should have previous housekeeping experience in a large institutional environment. Comprehensive knowledge of use of commercial/industrial cleaning methods, and chemicals; and of OSHA and other applicable safety and health policies and procedures. Considerable knowledge and skill in the use of commercial cleaning equipment. Excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus. Demonstrate a strong ability in verbal and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred equivalent housekeeping training and/or work experience.

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Salary Information

Salary $32,760/year

Review Date

July 21, 2021

Additional Information


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jessica Powell at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiosity; pursue self-understanding and integrity; practice civility; prepare for a life of courageous leadership; and ultimately, embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life. We operationalize these aspirations through ExperienceVT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student at Virginia Tech.

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