Housekeeper

Location
Wellsville, NY
Posted
May 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Classified

Department: Facilities

Location: Alfred or Wellsville, NY

Posted: Apr 25, '18

Type: Part-time Non-Exempt


Job Description:


Alfred State seeks a part-time Housekeeper. Housekeepers perform a variety of custodial and housekeeping tasks, including requisitioning linens and household supplies and cleaning buildings or areas of large buildings in State facilities. Housekeepers supervise lower-level cleaning staff.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Performs a variety of cleaning and care tasks including, but not limited to, the following:

- Picks up and removes hazardous articles which may be on floors, furniture, and equipment and places them in designated receptacles or in appropriate places.

- Using mops, brushes, and other cleaning implements, washes floors, corridors, stairwells, walls, partitions, and windows from the inside of buildings.

- Using manual and/or mechanical equipment, vacuums and waxes floors and shampoos carpets.

- Using hand-operated equipment and detergents, scrubs and cleans lavatories.

- Using appropriate equipment, such as ladders, washes light fixtures and replaces light bulbs.

- Polishes wood and metal fixtures and equipment.

Supervises lower-level custodial personnel in the cleaning and care of an assigned area:

- Assigns specific tasks and gives instructions to custodial personnel.

- Provides assistance in resolving work problems and reviews work while in progress and upon completion.

- Reviews time and accrual records of subordinate cleaners.

- Evaluates employee performance, noting problems and suggesting improvements.

Requisitions and dispenses linens, household supplies, and equipment, maintains appropriate inventories.

Reports need for building repairs and recommends to superior the repair and replacement of furniture, building fixtures, and household equipment.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

While the majority of the tasks performed by this class are object-oriented, Housekeepers have frequent oral and occasional simple written communication with various building users concerning custodial services.

Communication with subordinate staff is predominantly face-to-face in giving assignments, instructions, and assistance. In addition, Housekeepers have frequent oral and occasional written communication with supervisory staff about work assignments, procedures, and work progress and to report building damages and recommend repair or replacement of household furnishings and equipment.

NATURE OF SUPERVISION

Housekeepers usually supervise several lower-level custodial personnel, such as Cleaners, by assigning work, giving instructions, providing assistance, and observing the work in progress on a daily basis. In turn Housekeepers are supervised by Supervising Housekeepers or other maintenance or staff supervisory positions who assign, observe, and monitor the work on a frequent basis.



Requirements:


JOB REQUIREMENTS

§ Working knowledge of the properties of various cleaning substances.

§ Working knowledge of household supply requisitioning and inventory practices and techniques.

§ Basic knowledge of the principles of supervision.

§ Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

§ Ability to use various cleaning equipment and products.

§ Ability to recognize the need for building and household repairs.

§ Ability to maintain appropriate household inventories.

§ Ability to stoop, bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

§ Ability to perform manual labor requiring frequent medium and occasional heavy effort.

§ Ability to communicate orally to exchange information.

§ Ability to supervise a small staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and to communicate orally and in writing to exchange information.



Additional Information:


Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/university-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report . Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.



Application Instructions:


Subject to shift/day/building/location assignment as needed for College operations.JOB REQUIREMENTS

Working knowledge of the properties of various cleaning substances.

Working knowledge of household supply requisitioning and inventory practices and techniques.

Basic knowledge of the principles of supervision.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to use various cleaning equipment and products.

Ability to recognize the need for building and household repairs.

Ability to maintain appropriate household inventories.

Ability to stoop, bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

Ability to perform manual labor requiring frequent medium and occasional heavy effort.

Ability to communicate orally to exchange information.

Ability to supervise a small staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be physically able to perform the tasks of the position and to communicate orally and in writing to exchange information.

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