Housekeeper (Residence Halls) (2 positions available) (Revised), Physical Plant

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September 15, 2021 (Revised)



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 campus dorms, 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 minor maintenance.
  3. Check and fill soap, towel and toilet paper dispensers in public 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. Special event set-up.
  10. Oversight of student workers.
  11. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.



  1. Must have the ability 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 have the ability to lift 50-lbs.
  5. Must have the ability 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 have the ability to work other shifts as required.



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


TO APPLY:  Please submit a staff application at or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources

McClain Hall 101

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin September 22, 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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