Housekeeper (first shift)


Date Posted:
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
United States of America
Employment Status:



JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of housekeeping duties focusing on proper floor cleaning in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment; and perform related work as required. This is a full time, first shift position and includes benefits.


  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedures;
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, and/or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers;
  • Performs duties in and around campus facilities; implements setup and takedown for a wide variety of campus and community events; works closely with employees and the public to meet the custodial needs of the area; and resolves problems to ensure efficient and safe operations;
  • Strip, clean and buff floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets on an as needed basis;
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.;
  • Wash walls and equipment; use equipment in accordance with OSHA and other Institutional safety procedures when required in work assignments;
  • Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights, etc.;
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with OSHA and Institutional Safety Protocols;   
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an as needed basis;  
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows and clean associated blinds on an as needed basis;
  • Handle trash and other recycling materials in accordance with proper disposal procedures;
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Applicant must be reliable and have a stable work history. Background check required as a condition of employment.


Minimum Requirements


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment;
  • Knowledge of various methods of maintaining, cleaning and preserving a variety of surfaces; proper use of a wide range of chemicals according to state and federal regulations; handling and disposing of hazardous materials with care;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Confident in handling ambiguity and fluid situations and have an abundance of common sense and pragmatism;  
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and throw equal enthusiasm behind the more routine, hands-on activities, as well as those requiring a higher profile;
  • Organizational skills; must be accurate and attentive to detail;
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule; assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands;
  • Interpersonal skills to include tact and diplomacy;
  • Organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to learn quickly; 
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed;
  • Flexibility to accept other duties needed/assigned for the department needs;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • Ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • Ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.  

Education and experience equivalent to:

Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Experience: One (1) year of custodial experience. Housekeeper in a school setting with knowledge of cleaning products and use of floor, carpet cleaning equipment preferred.