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Housekeeping Worker (JMU Only)

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Housekeeping Worker (JMU Only)
Position Number 9999
Posting Number S1099
State Role Title Housekeeping and/or Apparel Worker I
Position Type Classified
Position Status Full Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime
College/Division Business Services
Department 100254 - Housekeeping E&G
Pay Band 1
Pay Rate Minimum Starting
Specify Range or Amount $20,000
Is this a JMU Only position? Yes. This is a JMU only recruitment, only current JMU employees are eligible to apply.
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

James Madison University’s Facilities Management is seeking full-time Housekeeping Workers. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies for Housekeeping Workers for various shifts and various locations. This posting will be active for candidates to apply through 03/30/2018 and will be used in recruiting a number of positions. While the posting remains active, applications will continue to be accepted and the recruitment process will be exercised.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform regular and special cleaning of assigned areas using manual tools and power equipment such as buffers, vacuums and auto scrubbers; understand and practice all university safety procedures, particularly as they relate to equipment operation and chemical use; and participate in the university’s trash/recycling program.


Experience performing a variety of cleaning tasks; ability to stand for extended periods of time and perform physically demanding job duties; ability to work with industrial-strength chemicals and equipment including buffers, scrubbers and waxers; ability to clean materials containing blood borne pathogens; effective time-management skills; attention to detail and basic customer service aptitude. Positive interpersonal skills and willingness to work cooperatively in a team environment are essential.

Condition(s) of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/29/2017
Beginning Review Date
Closing Date 03/30/2018
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Starting Date
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

Minimum Reference(s) Required 3
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Additional Posting Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Charlottesville Daily Progress
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Employee Referral
    • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • INSIGHT Into Diversity
    • JMU JobLink
    • Job Fair
    • NCAA
    • Northern Virginia Daily
    • Nuevas Raices
    • Other Referral
    • Phone Inquiry
    • Richmond Times Dispatch
    • Roanoke Times
    • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
    • US Military Pipeline
    • VA Jobs Website
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Walk-in
    • Washington Post
    • Winchester Star
    • Other
  2. * If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Yellow Form.
    • No
    • Yes
  4. Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Blue Card.
    • No
    • Yes
  5. This is a JMU Only recruitment, only current JMU employees are eligible to apply. Are you a current JMU employee?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. Are you able to use strong chemicals to clean?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. With proper training, would you be able to handle materials containing bloodborne pathogens such vomit?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Are you willling to work overtime with little or no notice and/or special events outside of normal scheduled work hours?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you able to perform work at extensive heights up to 30 feet?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. If you are ONLY willing to accept a position in a specific building please indicate that building below. You will only be considered for vacancies in that building.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. Are you willing to work the 5:00 a.m- 1:30 p.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. Are you willing to work the 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. Are you willing to work the 7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. Are you willing to work the 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. Are you willing to work the 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. Are you willing to work the 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. Are you willing to work in dormitories?
    • Yes
    • No