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Housekeeping Worker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Recreational Sports Aux
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Housekeeping, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world?

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re searching for a Housekeeping Worker to join the Recreational Sports team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. This position attends to Custodial Operation needs by ensuring a clean, sanitary, and safe environment in the Rec Sports facilities. In addition, it maintains established standards of cleanliness and sanitation in weight and cardio rooms, track, courts, pool deck, and other venues as assigned. So, if you’re passionate about providing outstanding experiences for our 30,000+ Hokies, please keep reading.

1) You’ll join the Recreational Sports team; a department that enhances the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, social interactions, and leadership skills.
2) You’ll report to the Housekeeping Supervisor in a Regular twelve-month, 100% Staff appointment. 
3) You’ll be primarily responsible for maintaining and replenishing supplies in assigned areas, as well as reporting any facility repairs or needs to management. You’ll operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines; responsible for the care and handling of Custodial Operations supplies, equipment, and assigned keys. Occasionally supports the Programs and Operations Staff in the preparation of events and activities scheduled in reservable spaces in Rec sports facilities.
4) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.
5) You’ll be offered a base compensation package of $31,200 with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.
2) THE DIVISION: For our students and ourselves, the Student Affairs division believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.
3) THE TEAM: The Department of Recreational Sports enhances the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, social interactions, and leadership skills. The department creates an atmosphere that encourages individuals to develop life-long involvement in recreational activities and is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of a diverse community by offering quality structured and informal recreational opportunities.

Required Qualifications
• Excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus facility.
• Knowledge of commercial/industrial cleaning methods.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision; safely mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines.
• Knowledge of how to operate both manual and electrically powered cleaning equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Institutional or commercial cleaning experience

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Work Schedule

The work schedule for this position will be one of the following:
• Monday - Friday 4:00 am - 12:30 pm
• Monday - Friday 3:30 am - 12:00 pm
• 6:00 am - 2:30 pm weekends and 3 weekdays

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 military 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.

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