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Housekeeper (2nd Shift)


Housekeeper (2nd Shift)

  • req966
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • DSA University Student Commons and Activities
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and
discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public
research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for
diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your
success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a
generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and
an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and
General Responsibilities:

Perform as a member of the University Student Commons & Activities
(USC&A) housekeeping staff, performing regular shift cleaning and special
projects as may be assigned. Ensure each day that the University Student
Commons (USC&A) and surrounding outside areas are maintained in clean
condition in compliance with USC&A Housekeeping Performance Standards
(“Standards”) and the highest industry standards through individual work
and contributing efforts as part of the overall housekeeping team.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

Significant housekeeping experience. Knowledge of standard housekeeping
procedures and skills in the use of floor machines, extractors, shampooers,
carpet vacuum cleaners, and other housekeeping equipment. Ability to work
within established guidelines (independently and as part of a team). Ability to
read, hear and follow spoken/written directions, instructions and schedules,
and fill out reports with written descriptions of work completion. Ability to lift
and carry at least 75 pounds routinely. Ability to kneel, stoop, bend over,
climb, and walk for extended periods as required to perform work
assignments. Ability to work in a diverse environment. The Custodian
represents the department with the University community and its visitors.
He/she is expected to behave in a professional manner, keep informed of
departmental and University policies, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to
employment obligations including complying with attendance and clocking in
and out on time; work with other University Facilities staff as part of a team,
be flexible with schedule to accommodate emergency situations such as
staffing shortages and snow removal. Duties include, but are not limited to
snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage and
special event support. The Custodian’s work 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. The incumbent is
expected to clean up to 28,000-35,000 square feet of cleanable space per
eight hour work day, 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 40 hours per week.

Preferred Hiring Standards:

A high school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. One year of
custodial work experience is preferred. Requires a 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. Must be able to relate custodial and
maintenance problems clearly to supervisor and/or the Work Management
Center. Will be required to complete a training program in building cleaning.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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