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Housekeeper 1

Apply now Posting #: 3929
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, Facilities

Position Title & Department:

 Housekeeper 1; Housekeeping Services Operations
Posting #


Department Description:

The mission of the University of San Diego Facilities Management Department is to efficiently operate, maintain, and support the development of quality facilities, grounds, and services, and at the same time to support our campus community, students, faculty, and staff. Through our efforts, we support the university's commitment to pursuing truth, academic excellence, and the advancement of knowledge.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Provides routine and non-routine labor associated with the daily cleaning of student residential areas. Employee is under immediate or general supervision and performs various duties requiring moderate physical strength. Typical routine duties include but are not limited to: sweeping, wet mopping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning restrooms, bathrooms, showers, removing trash, polishing furniture, making beds during the Summer Conference program, operation of basic mechanical cleaning equipment and filling out simple forms in English.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Perform routine duties

  • Clean and disinfect restrooms/shower/bathrooms and fixtures (toilets, urinals, etc.)
  • Keep restroom dispensers supplied with paper towels, soap, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • Vacuum carpets, rugs, walk off mats.
  • Dust mop, sweep, and wet mop floors.
  • Police public areas.
  • Empty trash receptacles and replace liners.
  • Clean elevators and stairwells.
  • Straighten/arrange furniture.
  • Clean drinking fountains.
  • Spot clean carpets, rugs, walk off mats.
  • Empty recycle containers.
  • Spot mop floors.
  • Spot clean windows, walls, doors, and other above floor surfaces.
  • Dust and/or clean furniture, window sills, and other above floor surfaces.
  • Spray buff floors.
  • Polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Perform related work as required and instructed

Perform non-routine duties 

  • Strip and refinish floors.
  • Wash windows and blinds.
  • Shampoo carpets, rugs, and walk-off mats.
  • Machine scrub floors.
  • Residential Summer Conference Support
  • Thorough dormitory cleaning, Rearrange furniture, Prepare rooms for occupancy (bed making, linens, etc.), Alternate day room servicing, (change linens, etc.)
  • Perform related work as required and instructed

Compliance with safety procedures/techniques 

  • Must have a full understanding of the Hazardous Communication Program and the information contained in the Material Safety Data Sheets and all Warning Labels.
  • Consistently follow safety practices appropriate to the trade and comply with rules and regulations established by the University, state and federal agencies. 

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/ 
  • Employee will work assigned hours and is required to work overtime and on weekends, as needed. Job hours and/or workday schedule may be changed when necessary to meet supervisory commitments. Is required to properly wear a uniform prescribed and furnished by USD.
  • May be assigned to work in the vicinity of laboratories that may contain biohazards, radioactive or other potentially hazardous substances where detectable amounts of chemicals and materials, known by the State of California, to cause cancer or birth defects, or other reproductive harm can be found. 

Tools and Equipment: 

  • Housekeeping cart, floor machine, carpet machine, vacuum, as well as basic cleaning tools and supplies.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:


  • Ability to perform manual tasks requiring moderate physical strength.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions in English.
  • Must be able to complete simple forms and conduct simple inventories of supplies.
  • Ability to operate basic mechanical cleaning equipment.
  • Must be able to maintain good working relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and adhere to all University policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work alone or without close supervision.
  • Understands the importance of customer service and has the ability to follow-up as well as communicate to FM and the campus clients
Posting Salary:

$15.00 per hour; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
Resume Required
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu
Additional Details:

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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