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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON   SEATTLE, WA   Part-time     Hospitality
Posted on April 29, 2024
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SUMMER HOUSEKEEPER (Candidate Bank) (Hourly/Temporary)

Req #: 231442
Appointing Department Web Address: https://hfs.uw.edu/Home
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 03/19/2024 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $20.06 per hour 
Other Compensation:  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  


As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce openings for Summer Housekeepers!
                                                                                     Temporary Positions- June through September

HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 7,800 student residents each year. We employ over 1,200 classified, professional, and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. Our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all.

We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:
The Summer Conference Housekeeping staff is responsible for providing room service for overnight guest room accommodation in the residence halls. The Conference Housekeeping staff is also responsible for the setup of all meeting and dining room facilities for conference guests. Housekeepers must possess the ability to follow directions and work effectively as a team with all conference, desk, and custodial staff.

Description of Duties

• Set and service conference guest rooms and bathrooms including properly handling linens and towels.
• Set up and clean meeting and dining rooms as directed.Generally, it requires lifting and moving heavy furniture.
• Clean guest and resident rooms, restrooms, hallways, staircase, entryways, lobbies, lounges, study rooms, kitchens, and other common areas as directed.
• Performing cleaning tasks i.e. dusting, sanitizing, glass cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing walls, and other cleaning tasks as directed.
• Clean floors, walls, mirrors, countertops, sinks, toilets, and showers in private and shared bathrooms.
• Remove trash, recycling, and compost including a high volume during the transitional period between academic year housing and summer conference operations; operate trash, recycling, and compost compactors.
• Carry, safeguard at all times, and use only for appropriate work purposes assigned key rings, keys, or access cards which may include master keys.
• Take responsibility and be accountable for completing all work assignments in a prompt and efficient manner.
• Maintain a neat and clean appearance at all times, including wearing appropriate uniform attire, footwear, and identification.
• Set up and maintain housekeeping carts; properly mix chemicals as needed.
• Provide auxiliary staff support to Desk Staff, Food Services, Catering, Conference Services, Custodial, Family Housing Building and Grounds staff and other areas of Housing and Food Services as needed.
• Other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Physical ability to do required work.

• Must be able to follow directions and work effectively with other conference and custodial staff.
• Must be capable of doing physically demanding work that requires repetitive bending and lifting.

Desired Qualifications

• Prior housekeeping or related work experience.

Individuals with a high sensitivity to dust or allergies tend to experience problems with this type of work.

Rate of Pay

• $20.06 per hour

Work Schedules and Building Assignments

Housekeepers are typically scheduled to work 20 - 40 hours per week. Housekeepers' work schedules will be developed to provide for an equal number of staff, 7 days a week, and may change from week to week. The typical daily schedule is 7:30am-4:00pm but may vary. Days of work may include weekends. We do our best to ensure that each employee has two consecutive days off each week.

Housekeepers are assigned to a specific building or area as the primary work assignment; however, you must be willing to work in a variety of locations throughout the summer.

These positions are Open Until Filled.

What Is the Summer Conference Program?
At the conclusion of spring quarter most of the residence halls are vacated for the summer.? We offer the student rooms and facilities in these halls to visiting conference groups affiliated with the educational and professional development mission of the University.? The conferences we host range from business and professional organizations to sports camps, youth groups and a variety of foreign study groups visiting the country for the first time.

What Is the Employment Period?
Summer employment beginsJune 3rd, 2024, and continues through September.

Throughout the summer, your workload may vary depending upon the number and size of conference groups.? However, it is important to recognize that it is difficult to plan for such contingencies in advance. If you accept employment with our program, you will be expected to request days off around our conference activity and resulting work schedules. Traditional holidays (i.e., Juneteenth, July 4th, and Labor Day) are considered regular workdays.

What Kind of Training Is Involved?
A condensed basic orientation and training program has been developed for all Summer Conference Program student staff. The purpose of the training program is to provide staff with information regarding the program’s customer service standards, expectations, basic work assignments, etc.

The required training must be done in person. Your involvement in the training program is essential to making our program a success.? In-person training will occur on Monday, June 3, 2024, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Staff hired after this date will complete training on their first Monday. 

Learn more about Housing & Food Services.
Learn more about why our staff choose to work here!

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.