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Housekeeping Supervisor

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Position Information

Job Title Housekeeping Supervisor
Job Description

The Housekeeping Supervisor (HS) is responsible for the overall appearance, safety, and cleanliness of University Housing facilities. The HS will be primarily responsible for the supervision of the student custodians and will work in collaboration with the Summer Guest Services Coordinator and University Housing Coordinators for the set-up and take-down of all events and functions utilizing reserved space. The HS will work under the supervision of the Facilities Manager. This is a full-time staff position within the Department of University Housing.

Contacts: The HS will respond to questions and concerns from students, parents, guests and Southern Utah University faculty, staff and the general public. Primary contacts will include all University Housing staff, the Residence Hall Association, outside product vendors and others groups or individuals as necessary, such as Facilities Management employees and the Purchasing Office.

Working Conditions: Work location and environment is extremely variable and the HS must be willing and able to work indoors and
outdoors as necessary regardless of weather conditions. It will not be unusual for the HS to spend multiple nights, early mornings, or weekend days a month responding to student needs and participating in campus events and responding to late night emergencies.

Supervision or Direction Exercised: The HS will direct the work of student housekeeping staff.

General Duties & Responsibilities

1. Recruit, train, manage hours, supervise and evaluate all student housekeeping staff
2. Manage academic year and summer building turn over (i.e. cleaning and preparing of rooms, suites, and apartments) for residents and guests
3. Schedule and supervise the cleaning of public spaces including, but not limited to, bathrooms, lounges, offices, and conference rooms
4. Submit, track, and report on maintenance requisitions (MRs) in areas of responsibility
5. Maintain accurate inventory records of all cleaning and supplies and equipment. Process and verify all invoices and packing slips from suppliers as part of budget reconciliation. Provide follow up on all back orders. Submit all paid invoices and receipts in a timely manner to the Facilities Manager
6. Schedule repairs or replacement of housekeeping equipment with maintenance staff and Facilities Manager. Work with outside vendors to purchase supplies and equipment
7. Sort and prepare linens for pickup by laundry service contractor during the summer conference season. Receive and inventory cleaned and returned linens
8. Work in collaboration with the Administrative Assistant in collection of money from laundry appliances
9. Respond to emergency on-call for cleaning issues or problems
10. Train all student staff in proper safety procedures regarding housekeeping chemicals and equipment use. Work with SUU Health and Safety Coordinator to facilitate SUU health and safety policies and guidelines. Keep all Safety Data Sheets up to date and properly posted
11. Provide for Deep Cleans to bedrooms, apartments, and lobby spaces as needed
12. Function independently in order to accomplish assigned projects. Refers unusual problems to supervisor.
13. Other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager

Required Qualifications

GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Proficiency in various office software packages including word processing, spreadsheets, and email
• Demonstrated commitment to customer service and professionalism
• Working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to meet pressing deadlines, work efficiently under pressure, and exhibit superior organizational and managerial skills

In accordance with Utah State Code 53B-1-110, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience managing a custodial, housekeeping operation
• Previous experience in a college or university housing setting preferred
• Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards preferred

Physical Demands

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and carry it for 25 yards

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Hours worked/day 8
Months/year 12
Salary or Salary Range $28,000; excellent benefits (position contingent upon funding)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S1600158
Open Date 06/29/2017
First Consideration Date 07/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

EEO Statement

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  3. Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References
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