Housekeeper Temporary #T00836

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Posting Numbertemp hourly578PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleWorking TitleHousekeeper Temporary #T00836DepartmentFacilities ManagementSalary Range$15.00/HrPosting Information

Primary duties are physically demanding housekeeping cleaning and disinfecting duties in large academic, administrative and athletic buildings. Areas cleaned may include athletic venues, auditoriums, classrooms, laboratories, clinics, offices, hallways, restrooms and stairways. Duties performed include but are not limited to: operating heavy cleaning equipment, cleaning, disinfecting, moving furniture, carrying trash and recyclables, dusting, changing light bulbs, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, locker rooms, classrooms, clinics, offices, labs, walls, light fixtures, etc.
Currently hiring for temporary Housekeeper positons on 2 shifts: 8:00am-4:30pm and/or 4:00pm-12:30am, Monday through Friday including weekend work. This schedule will be flexible and may change to include working other shift hours or days depending on workloads and the needs of the Department and University. Schedule adjustments, weekend and holiday work, responding to after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies as needed

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

-Must be reliable, dependable and be able to work consistently through the entire shift.
-Must have some knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting methods, materials and equipment.
-Ability to perform medium to heavy physically demanding work, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time while working, lift, sweep, mop, dust, climb steps and ladders, etc. and operate a variety of commercial Housekeeping equipment. This may require standing and performing medium to heavy physical work for the entire eight-hour shift. Equipment may include large buffing machines, floor scrubbers/buffers, vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers, pressure washers, 6ft ladders, etc.
-Position requires close attention to details, the ability to recognize and correct cleaning/work problems and work in a fast-paced environment. Also requires alertness to safety and security conditions.
-Ability to read and comprehend labels and instructions regarding cleaning and disinfecting matters and equipment; and have the ability to safely operate cleaning equipment and how to mix chemicals for cleaning.
-Work requires the use of cleaning/disinfecting chemicals, equipment and visual attention to detail. Assignments are not building-specific and may or may not be in an environment with heating or air conditioning.
-This position has exposure to outside elements when performing some job duties such as building unlocking/locking, moving, setting up special events, waste disposal or cleaning entrance ways and walks of trash, dirt, ice or snow, etc.
-Ability to provide coverage for other housekeeping staff and perform other duties as assigned.
-Must have reliable transportation and be able to report to work during a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow and ice. This position is designated as “Mandatory” during adverse/severe weather conditions and emergency situations and is expected to work according to University and Departmental guidelines.
-Must be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with others in order to encourage and support communication, teamwork and facilitate work.
- Must be able to work independently or on a team, with or without close supervision and deal effectively with various groups, clients, or individuals being served.
-Must be able to communicate effectively with customers, employees, supervisors/managers and the general public.
-Must be able to understand and follow both oral and written instructions, directions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.
- Ability to turn in maintenance requests and perform computer functions including but not limited to sending and receiving emails, performing on-line training, checking building schedules, completing an on-line timesheet, etc.
-Respond to radio calls and emergency situations as needed.
-Assist with Building unlocking/locking and raising/lowering flags at HFR as needed. Report any door that cannot be unlocked/locked to immediate supervisor. Lock windows as directed.
-Must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
-The above description is representative of the duties and responsibilities required of this position. It is not to be considered inclusive. Other duties may be assigned to meet the mission of the Department and University.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a high school education and diploma or General Education Diplomas (GED). Previous knowledge of large building cleaning practices and use of industrial type cleaning equipment is also preferred.

Open Date06/26/2020Close Date09/30/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online and include a complete employment history and four (4) WORK/BUSINESS references. An optional resume and/or cover letter may be submitted.


Work experience or education that is NOT included on the application will NOT be considered when screening your application. Please include ALL work experience and education on the application to ensure that you receive the appropriate credit toward qualification for this position.

A valid Driver’s License is required.

Please note: Temporary employees are paid bi-weekly on an hourly basis and do not receive benefits.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department directly if selected for an interview.

If no applicants apply who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.
*Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12-month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Resume
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Can you work the shift hours of 8:00am-4:30pm or 4:00pm-12:30am or other designated hours and/or days, Monday-Friday with some weekend work and flexibility as outlined in this job posting?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Did you complete all areas of the application including work history, work references and contact information as required by this job posting?
      • no
      • yes
    3. * Do you have a valid NC Driver’s License?
      • no
      • yes
    4. * If you answered “No” to the above question than do you have a valid Driver’s License in any state in the USA?
      • no
      • yes
    5. * Do you understand that this is physically demanding work which requires heavy lifting, constant standing, squatting, walking, pushing/pulling and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
      • Website -
      • Personal Referral
      • Agency Referral
      • Other




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    Posted: 9/1/2020
    Application Due: 9/24/2020
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