Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Housekeeping Worker

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 31, 2019

Job Description

Attends to Custodial Operation needs by ensuring a clean, sanitary, and safe environment in the Student Engagement and Campus Life facilities. Maintains established standards of cleanliness and sanitation in student lounges, offices, lobbies, stairs, restrooms, showers, windows, and other venues as assigned. Duties include floor maintenance, dusting, gathering and removal of trash, snow and ice removal from entranceways and sidewalks, raking leaves and gathering trash from areas near buildings. Maintains and replenishes supplies in assigned areas. Responsible to wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times, as well as report any facility repairs or needs to management. Operates powered and manual cleaning equipment; mixes chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines. Responsible for the care and handling of Custodial Operations supplies, equipment, and assigned keys. Occasionally supports Event Operations Staff in the preparation of events scheduled in reservable spaces in SECL facilities.

Required Qualifications

Excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus facility. Knowledge of commercial/industrial cleaning methods. Ability to work independently with little supervision; safely mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines; operate both manual and electrically powered cleaning equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in cleaning of institutional or commercial areas.


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Review Date

September 16, 2019

Additional Information

Essential personnel.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Student Engagement and Campus Life is the home to engaging and vibrant environments where students, faculty, and staff can come together to discuss issues that extend beyond the classroom. Its work complements the academic program by providing a variety of activities, entertainment, educational opportunities, programs, facilities, and services that enhance student development, enrich the quality of campus life at Virginia Tech, and create opportunities for students to make a lifetime of memories. It provides oversight to more than 800 student clubs and organizations and is responsible for allocating, budgeting, and accounting for more than $1 million in student activities fees for student organizations. Student Engagement and Campus Life provides facilities management for Virginia Tech’s three student centers (Squires, Johnston, and the Graduate Life Center) and War Memorial Chapel; oversees the BreakZONE recreation space in Squires Student Center; provides information for students seeking off-campus housing; manages ticket sales for concerts and other major campus events; and provides the entire university community with comprehensive event planning and production services.