Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, Facilities Management - Georgetown University

Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, Facilities Management - Georgetown University

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Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, Facilities Management - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, working in accordance with a detailed project plan, performs specific cleaning and maintenance functions to provide a clean, safe environment. Areas of responsibility include care of hard floors and tile surfaces, vacuuming carpets, carpet spotting to remove gum, paint, and other foreign matters, and carpet shampooing and extraction. The also performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support.

Work Interactions

The Carpet and Floor Care Specialist reports directly to one of the Custodial Supervisors, working alone and/or as part of a team, performing essential or non-essential tasks as assigned by supervisor; and also perform assignments made by the Custodial Services Supervisor/Manager and/or the Night Operations Manager. Under certain circumstances, including but not limited to emergency snow removal, spills and flooding, the Carpet and Floor Care Specialist performs assignments made by the Work Management Center, the Director of Facilities Management, the Resource Manager, and other department managers.

The work of the Carpet and Floor Care Specialist constitutes a direct service of the department to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn and work. They represent the department with the University community and its visitors and is expected to behave in a professional manner, keep informed of departmental and University policies, regulations and guides pertaining to employment obligations, including complying with attendance and clock in and out on time, working with other University Facilities staff as part of a team, and being flexible with schedule to accommodate emergency situations, such as staffing shortages and snow removal.


  • High school diploma or high school equivalency preferred
  • One year of custodial work experience and one year minimum floor care experience preferred
  • A valid and current driver's license from Maryland, Virginia, or District of Columbia
  • Basic knowledge of English, including the ability to read, write and speak English with understanding in order to read and understand product label instructions and University policies and procedures
  • Ability to clearly relate custodial and maintenance problems to supervisor and/or the Work Management Center

The successful candidate for Carpet and Floor Care Specialist will be required to complete a training program in building cleaning.

The Carpet and Floor Care Specialist is designated as an essential position, requiring incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation - please visit Georgetown University's Work Mode Designation for staff and AAP positions for details.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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