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Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary
Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks and duties in support of the campus community. Provides daily cleaning tasks in assigned areas, to ensure a clean and safe environment for students and staff to live, work, and study.
Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain all assigned offices, public areas, classrooms, and hallways in a clean, neat, and orderly condition. Wash chalkboards; gather and clean dirty erasers; sweep and wet mop floors as assigned; remove all waste using prescribed methods; wash window interiors as needed and exteriors within reach using stepladder. Vacuum carpeted areas. Wash, polish, vacuum, and dust furniture, brass fixtures, window sills, baseboards, file cabinets, etc. using prescribed methods and materials.
  • Sweep and wet mop all assigned restrooms in residence halls, classroom buildings, and office buildings. Clean glass, mirrors, light fixtures, sinks, bowls, showers, shower walls, shower curtains and/or doors and walls, ceilings, partitions, tubs, using prescribed methods. Remove all waste from restrooms using prescribed methods.
  • Sweep assigned building entryways and maintain their cleanliness to a distance of fifteen feet from each entrance.
  • Maintain equipment, supplies, and supply closets in a neat and orderly condition. Maintains inventory daily.
  • Lock doors; close and lock windows; turn out lights.
  • Report emergency repairs to the Facilities Management office; report general needed repairs to the foreman.
  • Maintain complete familiarity with safety rules and procedures in the performance of assigned duties. Request additional training as needed.
  • Maintain complete familiarity with operation and basic maintenance of job-related equipment and supplies. Request additional training as needed.
  • Understand and follow all safety rules.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace demonstrated by following good housekeeping practices, notifying supervisors of potential hazards, adhering to OSHA standards and other safe practice procedures, and being an example for other staff regarding safe equipment use.
  • Contributes to the overall success of facilities management and the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as needed.

    Required Qualifications
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    The ability to receive and interpret instructions and to maintain a flexible work schedule for certain periods of the year required. Knowledge of and ability to safely and properly use the following equipment: Vacuum sweeper; Broom; Dust mop; Spray bottles; Scrubbing tools; Polishing cloths; Cleaning chemicals; Disinfectants; Deodorizers; Polish; Razorblades in holders; Counter brush and pan; Supply forms; Gloves; Plastic bags in waste receptacles; up to 30 gallon containers, filled bags up to 15 lbs; Buckets and 5-gal wringer buckets up to 20 lbs. filled. Wet mop, 12 oz. and 16 oz. dry weights; Ladders and stepladders; wood, aluminum, and fiberglass @ 3 ft. to 8 ft., 8 lbs. to 44 lbs.

    Requires two to three weeks of thorough on-the-job training to become competent.

    Physical Demand
    Work routines involve climbing stairs, step ladders, and ladders; bending; lifting and flipping mattresses; pushing, and pulling wet mops, beds, dressers, containers of liquids, and vacuum sweepers; lifting filled trash bags and transporting to collection site; moving classroom desks and chairs and office chairs; walking; creeping on knees; and using rotary and lateral hand and arm movement on a continuous basis.
  • Lifts various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis.
  • Pushes or pulls various weights up to 45 lbs. on a frequent basis.
  • Carries various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis.

    Preferred Qualifications
    High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
    One year housekeeping experience preferred.

    Special Instructions to the Applicant
    Seeking to fill two open positions

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/5/2018
    Application Due: 1/7/2019
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