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HOUSEKEEPER

SUMMARY:

The Housekeeper is responsible for general cleaning areas in office buildings, resident halls, or other facility areas, operating laundry machines and training others in laundry operations. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Empties waste baskets, dumps trash, and replaces trash bags.

Wipes and cleans furniture, such as desk tops, tables, and other surfaces.

Cleans walls, windows, and windowsills.

Sweeps, mops, and buffs floors, vacuums and shampoos rugs, cleans baseboards, dusts furniture and fixtures, washes windows and blinds, and empties trash.

Strips and waxes floors, as needed.

Cleans bathroom fixtures and stocks bathroom with soap, toilet tissue, and paper towels.

Clean areas requiring special cleaning methods, by use of specific cleansers, sterilized equipment, and/or disposing of contaminated wastes.

Issues towels and bed linens to members/students. Collects and sends dirty linens and towels to laundry.

Loads soiled articles into washing machine, loads chemicals, sets controls, removes and transfers articles to dryer, sets controls, and removes articles when dry.

Operates steam press to iron articles and fold articles for delivery. Sorts, counts, loads, and delivers finished items to user. May mend damaged articles by machine or by hand sewing.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of basic cleaning techniques. Knowledge of cleaning equipment operation and maintenance.

Ability to follow instructions and perform repetitive manual work. Ability to use cleansers and other agents to clean floors and furniture. Ability to use housekeeping cleaning supplies and equipment. Ability to work independently without close supervision. Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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