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George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with related experience.
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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HousekeeperGeorge Mason University, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) invites applications for the Housekeeper 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, with supervision, performs general custodial services as directed.Custodial Services:Cleans, vacuums, and mops common areas, hallways, and stairwells;Cleans laundry rooms to include, but limited to mopping floors and wiping down machines in residential facilities, both inside and outside;Cleans bathrooms;Shampoos carpets;Strips, waxes, and buffs floors;Cleans student rooms during building transitions;Makes minor repairs to student room furniture;Installs window treatments, as directed, and replaces light bulbs;Cleans selected offices and classrooms;During performance of duties, notes and reports items to supervisor requiring repair or any suspicious or unlawful items around the facility;Communicates to Lead Housekeeper the need for additional cleaning supplies to maintain the appropriate level in respective housekeeping closets;Pick-up and disposal of trash from residential buildings; andLoads and unloads furniture and other materials and transports to designated locations.Departmental Duties and Related Tasks:Is considered an essential employee for the HRL in regards 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;Performs snow and ice removal as directed;Picks up and makes deliveries of supplies;Maintains acceptable attendance record and punctuality, and meets deadlines;Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports; andWhen instructed, attends and participates effectively in training sessions and meetings.Required Qualifications:Related work experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;Ability to read and understand safety procedures, and 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.Physical Requirements:Ability to frequently perform work involving safely and independently moving between 20 and 40 pounds;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.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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