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Housekeeper-Residential Halls

University of New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire 03824
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A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Under general supervision from the Manager of Housekeeping, perform a variety of skilled or semi-skilled housekeeping tasks designed to provide and maintain a safe, clean, and healthy living and working environment for residents and assigned staff.

Shifts available, Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday, 1st shift. There are eleven positions to be filled.


Perform tasks related to providing a clean and healthy environment in residential hall bathrooms and public restrooms, including approved methods of handling and cleaning blood-borne pathogens and other bodily fluids.

Perform tasks related to the cleaning of carpet floor coverings, including spot cleaning and extraction. Perform tasks related to the maintenance of floors and other surfaces, including vacuuming, mopping, and washing. Perform tasks related to the renovation of floor surfaces, including application of stripping/finish chemicals, scrubbing, scraping, and buffing.

Operate and provide operator maintenance for automatic scrubbers, power sweepers (including rider-type), vacuums and buffers used in connection with building cleaning.

Use approved methods and formulas to mix cleaning chemicals for application. Store and dispose of chemicals according to approved guidelines.

Collect and remove all waste material, sort recyclable materials, and discard in outdoor collection bins.

Respond to housekeeping calls and/or requests for service as needed. Report all items that require maintenance/repair.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: HS or equivalent.

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 2 years.

Other minimum qualifications: 1. Ability to operate power cleaning equipment. 2. Ability to respond to emergency situations. 3. Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including heavy work. 4. Must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment as necessary. 5. Ability to read English. 6. Ability to interact with varied client needs.

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UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

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