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Housekeeper (Nights)

George Mason University
Prince William County, VA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Housekeeper (Nights)
    Prince William County, VA
    Classified Staff
    Opening on: Feb 23 2024
        Add to favoritesFavorited View favoritesDepartment: Facilities

        Classification: Housekeeping & Apparel Wkr 1

        Job Category: Classified Staff

        Job Type: Full-Time

        Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk); Sun - Thurs, 9:00 pm - 5:30 am

        Location: Prince William County, VA

        Workplace Type: On Site Required

        Pay Band: 01

        Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

        Criminal Background Check: Yes

        About the Department:

        George Mason University Facilities ensures a quality physical environment supporting the mission of the university. We will be the technical and business experts of choice with the total trust and confidence of our students, faculty and staff.

        About the Position:

        Start a new job as a State employee of Virginia. We’ve got the work. We have a great team. Now, we need an additional team member to contribute to our busy environment. Housekeeping experience a plus, but not required. We want someone who is reliable, takes pride in their work, and will make a noticeable contribution to the educational facilities at George Mason. Your manager can trust that you will get the job done.

        George Mason’s Facilities department is committed to providing a safe, functional, and clean community experience at the university. So, what’s in it for you?

        Great benefits for you…

        • Lots of leave, including paid annual leave, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid two-week winter break (please note – the break employees often receive during the holiday season is not regularly guaranteed and is subject to annual approval);
        • Tuition exemption and professional development;
        • Commuter Choice Transit Benefit;
        • Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Plan; and
        • Patriot Perks discounts to restaurants, events, and more!

        For you and your family…

        • Health/dental/vision benefits; and
        • Tuition dependent benefit (restrictions apply).

        We know, it’s a good gig. Here's what the job looks like....


        Work Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 9:00 pm - 5:30 am

        The housekeeper, with supervision, performs general custodial services as directed on the campus. You will be vital to the success of George Mason’s mission by maintaining clean, sanitary, comfortable, and tidy spaces on campus.

        • Cleans common areas to include auditoriums, multipurpose rooms, classrooms, hallways, stairwells, etc.; moves and spot cleans furniture; shampoos carpets, strips, waxes, and buffs floors;
        • Cleans offices and classrooms to include desks/furniture, dusts, vacuums, cleans window ledges, window glass, doors, white boards, and removes trash;
        • Cleans and restocks bathrooms and removes trash daily. Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate supervisor;
        • Communicates to Lead Housekeeper the need for additional cleaning supplies to maintain the appropriate level in respective housekeeping closets;
        • Establishes and maintains a positive and operative working relationship with members of the department and the campus community;
        • Effectively performs work in a service environment;
        • Follows all State, University, and departmental policies, procedures, and practices; and
        • Performs other related duties as assigned.

        May be required to work additional hours in the event of an emergency. This may require reporting to work early, staying late, and/or working weekends. Employee is also designated as “Essential Personnel.” All essential personnel employees are required to report for snow removal or other emergency when assigned.

        Required Qualifications:

        • High school diploma or equivalent;
        • Related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
        • General knowledge of cleaning terms and safety procedures related to hazardous cleaning chemicals;
        • Ability to read, understand, and abide by all safety policies and procedures;
        • Ability to read and follow cleaning instructions and schedules;
        • Ability to practice effective oral communications skills with students, faculty, and staff;
        • Ability to work independently, without close supervision; and
        • Ability to remain calm during stress periods.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Experience in use of mechanical cleaning equipment.

        Instructions to Applicants:

        For full consideration, applicants must apply for Housekeeper (Nights) at Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide a resume.

        Posting Open Date: February 23, 2024

        For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 8, 2024

        Open Until Filled?: Yes

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