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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4211 - Housekeeper II

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non Exempt
GRADE:    107

Under immediate supervision, performs work of routine difficulty providing cleaning services for assigned DuPage County buildings; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class performs routine custodial work involving responsibility for floor and carpet Care and cleaning.  Work involves following proper cleaning methods and safe use of cleaning materials and equipment.  This position is distinguished from the Housekeeper I by the operation of heavy-duty floor and carpet Care equipment.  Work is performed under the immediate supervision of an Environmental Services Supervisor or the Environmental Services Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Mops, by hand, hard floors (ceramic tile, vinyl tile, concrete, wood) throughout the campus, fills and empties mop buckets with water and cleaning chemicals
•    Maneuvers wheeled cleaning cart with mop and bucket, cleaning supplies (chemical, rags, towels), and trash bags throughout the buildings; vacuums carpeted floors throughout the campus
•    Removes bags containing refuse and/or recycling from trashcans, recycling bins and cleaning carts, throughout the campus
•    Places bags of refuse and/or recycling into wheeled carts for further processing
•    Maneuvers wheeled carts containing bags of refuse and/or recycling to dumpster or compactor
•    Unloads bags of refuse and/or recycling into dumpster or compactor for further processing
•    Cleans and dusts, by hand, various fixtures and pieces throughout the campus buildings
•    Moves stock, such as boxes of toilet paper or paper towels, from shipping pallets to storage room
•    Replenishes supplies of paper towels, toilet paper, and soap; changes light bulbs (standard, fluorescent, spot and flood) utilizing an extension pole, step-stool, ladder or sky jack
•    Moves carts of chairs, loads/ unloads carts of chairs and arranges chairs to set up and break down meeting rooms
•    Assists with moving tables to set up and break down meeting rooms
•    Moves carts of chairs, loads/unloads carts of chairs and arranges chairs to set up and break down meeting rooms
•    Strips and waxes floors utilizing a self propelled stripping and waxing machine
•    Shampoos carpet utilizing an automated, self-propelled carpet shampooer
•    Convalescent Center staff interacts with residents
•    Makes beds, changes linens, cleans under beds
•    Empties dirty utility and linen carts
•    Keeps linen and utility areas clean and in order
•    Supervise resident smoking
•    Distributes oxygen to nursing units
•    Performs resident transportation services utilizing a van with a lift gate
•    Exterior snow removal operating a snow thrower/tractor plow
•    Assists with the cleaning and maintenance of standard and electric wheelchairs (e.g. replaces/repair worn or broken parts, lubricate, dissemble, etc.  
•    Performs tests on door alarms
•    Assists with moving residents
•    Assists with serving trays
•    Operates trash compactor
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Cleaning materials, supplies and equipment;
•    How to safely and effectively utilize cleaning chemicals, supplies and equipment

Skill in:
•    Inspecting completed work
•    Maintaining and replenishing supplies
•    Operating and troubleshooting heavy-duty cleaning equipment
•    Verbal and/or written communications
•    Dealing with others in a courteous and helpful manner

Ability to:
•    Work with minimal supervision
•    Follow directions and work as a team player
•    Operate tools and equipment listed


The Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency equivalent (GED); or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, squat,  kneel, climb ladders and stairs, use hands to push, pull and operate cleaning tools and equipment, reach with hands and/or arms overhead and horizontally, uses hands for repetitive tasks, crouch or stoop, and lift and maneuver equipment or materials up to 50 lbs.
This position requires a valid Illinois driver’s license in good standing, and the completion of the Housekeeper II in-service program within the first 90 days of hire.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position regularly includes tasks that occur indoors in a temperature controlled environment, on surfaces such as ceramic tile, vinyl tile, concrete, wood or commercial carpeting.  Employees may occasionally perform functions outdoors on concrete, asphalt, grass, or gravel.  The employee may have to function on potentially unstable structures (ladders and / or step stools) on uneven surfaces (outdoors on concrete, asphalt, grass or gravel) and on surfaces of varying heights such as stairs, steps, ladders or stepstools. Tasks may require personal protective equipment including latex or vinyl gloves and safety glasses