Housekeeper (Academic Buildings) (2nd Shift; 2 Positions Available), Physical Plant

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May 25, 2022

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.

This is a 40-hour-per-week position that includes full benefits, among them: paid sick and vacation time; paid holidays; medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; retirement plan; and tuition discount after one year. For more information, visit  This is also a second shift position with hours being from 2pm-10:30pm M-F.  Second shift pay differential adds $.54 of premium pay per hour.


1. Clean classrooms, corridors, restrooms, stairs, offices, building entrances and other spaces in University buildings. May clean campus dorms as needed.

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. Special event set-up’s and may be required to work athletic events as needed.

10. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Lead or Supervisor.


  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 30 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 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 mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources

100 E Normal Ave MC 101

Kirksville, MO 63501

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 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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