Housekeeper-Special Projects

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with related experience
Aug 10, 2022
Feb 08, 2023
Full Time
Housekeeper - Special Projects The George Mason University, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) invites applications for the Housekeeper - Special Project position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Department: Housing & Residence Life (HRL) is a self-supporting auxiliary organization within the University Life unit of George Mason University. HRL serves a highly diverse population of approximately 6,200 students, the majority of which are undergraduates living in traditional, suite and apartment-style residence halls in three campuses within the vibrant Northern Virginia area. HRL employs over 170 full-time and graduate staff and over 350 undergraduate student staff. HRL is committed to provide a safe, well-maintained student-centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of a global community. It is dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of our students, staff and faculty. Responsibilities:The Housekeeper-Special Projects, with supervision, performs general custodial and maintenance support as directed within the campus housing system comprised of over 6,000 beds within over forty (40) residential facilities. This position reports under the organization structure of the Associate Director of Housing Operations. Custodial ServicesCleans common areas, hallways, and stairwells in residential facilities;Vacuums and mops common areas, hallways, and stairwells and cleans laundry rooms to include but limited to, mopping floors and wiping down machines in residential facilities;Cleans balconies and sidewalks in and around residence halls; in addition to, cleans bathrooms, removes trash (daily), moves and spot clean furniture, shampoos carpets, strips, waxes and buff floors;Cleans student rooms (furniture, windows, ledges, doors, closets) during building transitions or student check-out;Daily pick-up of exterior community grounds; andCleans selected offices and classrooms to include desks, dusting, window ledges, window glass, furniture, doors, vacuuming, white boards and emptying trash.Housekeeping Special ProjectsPerforms a variety of semi-skilled manual duties requiring a basic understanding and knowledge of techniques, tools, equipment and safety precautions;Operates carpet extractor;Picks-up and delivers supplies in Housing and Resident Life Facilities (staff and student spaces);Makes minor repairs to student room furniture;Installs window treatments, as directed, and replace light bulbs;Picks-up and disposes of trash from residential buildings to designated trash collection location;Loads and unloads furniture and other materials; transports to designated locations utilizing various equipment as needed; andDuring performance of duties, notes and reports items to supervisor requiring repair of any suspicious or unlawful items around the facility.Grounds KeepingKeeps residential area grounds, walks and drives clean by removing trash, garbage, and other debris as needed;Assists in the preparation of grounds for special events;Assesses grounds conditions for needed services and repairs and reports findings to the Special Projects Supervisor for follow-up;Work in the de-icing and removal of snow from walks, driveways and parking lots for various Housing and Residence Life facilities;Proficiently and safely use snow removal equipment such as shovels, plows, snow blowers, ATV's, skid loaders, vehicles with plow blades, and other power and manually operated tools and equipment used to perform snow removal;Safely and appropriately distribute de-icing solutions, including calcium chloride or rock salt; andPerform highly physical work outdoors on a consistent basis in all weather conditions, specifically very cold, icy, snowy weather. It is required all Housekeeper - Special Projects team members have cold weather gear and wear it appropriately to protect themselves against adverse weather conditions.Departmental Duties and Related TasksResponds to after hour emergencies as necessary;Is considered an essential employee for Housing and Residence Life in regard to severe weather;Is required to work on a rotating basis to ensure evening and weekend coverage;Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters or other special needs as directed by management;Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate supervisor;Communicates to Lead Housekeeper the need for additional cleaning supplies to maintain the appropriate level in respective housekeeping closets;Establishes and maintains a positive and operative working relationship with members of the department and the campus community;Effectively performs in a service environment;Follows all State, University and departmental policies, procedures and practices;Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports;Performs other related duties as assigned;Maintains acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meeting deadlines; andWhen instructed, attends and participates effectively in training sessions and meetings.Required Qualifications:Prior University residential, hotel or multi-residential community housekeeping experience;Ability to read and understand safety procedures;Ability to read and follow cleaning instructions and schedules;Ability to practice effective oral communication skills with students, faculty and staff;Ability to read, understand and abide by all safety policies and procedures;General knowledge of cleaning terms and safety procedures related to hazardous cleaning chemicals;Must have the ability to work independently, without close supervision;Ability to remain calm during stress periods;Because of the nature of this position and frequent verbal contact, candidates must be able to read, speak and communicate effectively in the English language; andValid driver's license with a good driving record is preferred; must be insurable; andMust currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.Preferred Qualifications:Previous experience in carpet cleaning and removal preferred;Experience in use of mechanical cleaning equipment is preferred; andBilingual abilities (English/Spanish) preferred.Physical Requirements:Must have the ability to lift alone 50 lbs., or with a lifting partner 250 lbs;Talking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, fingering and grasping, close visual acuity; andAbility to withstand both environmental conditions (activities occur inside and outside) and hazards.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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