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Housekeeping Worker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Facilities Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Housekeeping

Job Description

Reporting to a Housekeeping Supervisor, the Housekeeping Worker (1st Shift) provides housekeeping services to assure a clean, sanitary and safe environment in assigned facilities. Responsible for meeting high standards of housekeeping in offices, meeting rooms, public areas, bathrooms, housekeeping closets, and other areas within the facilities. Duties include floor maintenance, dusting, gathering and removal of trash, and snow and ice removal from entrance ways and sidewalks. Reports needed equipment and building repair and any unsafe or unusual housekeeping situations. Responsible for the care and handling of housekeeping supplies, equipment and assigned keys. Occasionally assists with the preparation of regularly scheduled events. This position is designated Emergency Personnel, and requires employees to report to work during emergency situations, closings, and per supervisor's instructions.

Required Qualifications

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions, and properly use or learn to use cleaning chemicals and agents, including dilution and dispensing systems. Must be able to walk and stand extensively; climb stairs; safely move or handle up to 35 lbs.; bend, stoop, reach (including reaching above the head to dust), push/pull, perform repetitive motion, twist, and shovel snow. Must be able to safely and efficiently operate electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment. Must be willing and able to learn the use of heavy floor care equipment. This position is designated Emergency Personnel, and requires employees to report to work during emergency situations, closings, and per supervisor's instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the public and/or customer service experience. Knowledge and experience with various cleaning methods. Housekeeping/cleaning experience in an institutional, or commercial cleaning environment (such as hospitality (hotel/motel), commercial cleaning company, manufacturing, health care facilities, etc.) Housekeeping/cleaning experience working in an educational environment (such as universities/college, school systems, etc.) Previous experience operating professional cleaning equipment.

Pay Band

1

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$31,200

Review Date

8/11/2021

(Posting will remain active until the position is filled; preference will be given to submissions received prior to review date.)

Additional Information

Must be able to walk and stand extensively; climb and work on stairs; safely move or handle up to 35 lbs.; bend, stoop, reach (including reaching above the head to dust), push/pull, perform repetitive motion, twist, and shovel snow. Must be able to safely and efficiently operate electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment. Must have a criminal background check Emergency Personnel health & safety relate. Normal work hours are 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, but work hours may vary to meet management and customer needs. May work around large numbers of people especially during class change and special events. May be assigned to work in different buildings to meet department needs. Must wear employer provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor. As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cellphone, Ipad, Ipod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.

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 Operations HR at opshr-g@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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