City and County of San Francisco

Housekeeper/Food Service Cleaner (#2706)

$22.98-$27.91 Hourly / $3,982.00-$4,838.00 Monthly / $47,788.00-$58,058.00 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties in connection with the maintenance of quarters for interns, physicians, nurses, student nurses, lodgers at Hetch Hetchy project, and others; or performs a variety of cleaning duties in connection with Airport food courts.

Distinguishing Features

The Housekeeper/Food Service Cleaner is distinguished from the 2708 Custodian class in that the latter performs heavier cleaning tasks and cleans and maintains large areas.

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Sweeps and mops floors.

2. Replenishes supplies, as needed.

3. Assists in stripping and waxing floors.

4. Cleans, dusts, and polishes furniture and empties trash receptacles.

5. Moves and cleans tables and chairs as needed; removes used trays, dishes and food from table; keeps trays in order for distribution.

6. Operates commercial dishwashers and trash compactors.

7. Uses and reads Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and chemical solutions.

8. Provides information and assistance to the general public.

9. Ensures waste is disposed of according to recycling procedures.

10. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

When assigned to quarters at Hetch Hetchy:
1. Changes bed linens, makes beds, and launders soiled linens.

2. Washes toilets, bathtubs and shower stalls daily; washes, stoves, refrigerators and sinks in kitchens; washes shelves, cleans cupboards, dishes, pots and pans; cleans inside windows and blinds.

3. Assists in the preparation and serving of meals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: methods, materials, and supplies used in cleaning and housekeeping work.

Ability to: perform repetitive manual cleaning tasks without continuous supervision; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.

Skill in: the use of electric cleaning appliances; assisting in food preparation; interacting courteously and effectively with facility residents, customers, and personnel at assigned work location.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: None

One (1) year of verifiable experience in cleaning at a food court or restaurant; OR

One (1) year of verifiable experience in general cleaning and housekeeping at a government or private institutional facility (such as schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, etc.) or a large commercial facility (such as stadiums, auditoriums, arenas, hotels, etc.).

License and Certification:

For positions at Hetch Hetchy:
Food Safety Sanitation Certificate is required at the time of appointment. AND
Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required. Positions at Hetch Hetchy will be required to drive in inclement weather and on mountain roads.


Amended: 7/28/2000; 4/15/2015

Supplemental Information:

The nature of the work requires sustained physical effort involving continuous light work and occasional heavy work in moving or lifting furniture and equipment, with some exposure to accident and injury hazard and disagreeable elements; ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds. Employee must be willing to work day, swing or graveyard shifts which may include weekends and holidays.

Some positions at Hetch Hetchy may be required to work at guest facilities and bunk houses located in remote areas, requiring incumbents to stay several days or weeks at a time.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 2706; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 4/15/2015;