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Housekeeping Worker

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Housekeeping Worker
Role Title: Housekeeping and/or Apparel Worker I
Posting Number: SW0170779
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

Reporting to a Housekeeping Supervisor, the Housekeeping Worker 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:

- Experience working with the public and/or customer service experience.
- Knowledge and experience with various cleaning methods.
- 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:

- 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.

Employment Conditions: Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Normal work hours are 5 a.m. – 1:30 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, cell-phone, I-pad, I-pod, 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.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170779. Multiple positions are available. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017 and continue until all positions are filled.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 1
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - Custodial Services
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/09/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80156

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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