Housekeeper (Academic Buildings), Physical Plant

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April 1, 2021


FUNCTION OF THE JOB:  Reports directly to the Housekeeping Supervisor and is responsible for cleaning, hauling trash and recycling, changing light bulbs and other tasks in campus buildings.


  1. Clean classrooms, corridors, restrooms, stairs, offices, building entrances and other spaces in University buildings.
  2. Floor and fixture care, window and door cleaning, trash removal, changing light bulbs and other maintenance.
  3. Check and fill soap, towel and toilet paper dispensers in restrooms.
  4. Haul trash from inside buildings to outdoor dumpsters.
  5. Haul recycling bins from collection areas to pick-up locations.
  6. Follow prescribed procedures for disposal of fluorescent and HID light bulbs.
  7. Request supplies as needed.
  8. Maintain orderly storage of supplies, tools and equipment.
  9. Oversight of student workers.
  10. Special event set-up.
  11. As assigned, carry a 2-way radio and respond to requests via radio for mess clean-up or other cleaning assistance in various campus buildings.
  12. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the foreperson.


  1. Must be able to read and understand product instructions and safety precautions.
  2. Must be able to use cleaning equipment such as mops, brooms, vacuum sweepers, rags, spray bottles and squeegees.
  3. Must be able to operate power equipment such as extractors, scrubbers and buffers.
  4. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  5. Must be able to climb and work from a step-ladder up to 8 feet tall.
  6. Must be able to communicate with supervisor, co-workers and building occupants about work-related issues.
  7. Must be able to communicate using a 2-way radio.
  8. Must be able to work other shifts as required.


Daily contact is required with the Housekeeping Supervisor concerning scheduled and unscheduled activities that require support.  Frequent contact is required with co-workers and building occupants.


Work history showing dependability and strong work ethic is required.  Prior professional housekeeping work experience is preferred. 


Please submit a staff application at or paper applications can be obtained at:

Truman State University

Human Resources

McClain Hall 101

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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