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Housekeeping Service Worker (#RF0300)
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$17.02-$20.68 Hourly / $2,949.39-$3,585.00 Monthly / $35,392.72-$43,020.07 Yearly




DEFINITION

Under immediate supervision, performs cleaning and sanitation work of average difficulty in County buildings and health care facilities; and does related work as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the working level class in the housekeeping series. An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of building cleaning, housekeeping, and related work in County offices and health care installations. Performance of duties is done in accordance with established procedures. This class differs from that of Assistant Housekeeper in that employees of the latter function at the supervisory rather than the working level.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, and buffs floors by hand or machine; wet vacuums floors and shampoos carpets.
  • Washes windows, screens, sills, light fixtures, woodwork, doors, walls, and ceilings; dusts, cleans, and polishes furniture and other items.
  • Cleans and sanitizes special hospital areas and wards such as intensive care unit, surgery, child care, labor and delivery where high level of sanitation must be maintained.
  • Cleans and sanitizes rest rooms, showers, bathtubs, drinking fountains, and equipment such as gurneys, beds, and wheelchairs.
  • Collects and disposes of trash and garbage; collects and places soiled linen into hamper bags and empties hamper bags into laundry chutes.
  • Cleans and maintains janitorial equipment; keeps lists of needed repairs and supplies and notifies superior.
  • Delivers, moves, and collects supplies, equipment, linen, furniture and other items.
  • Operates or uses a variety of equipment and tools such as mops, brooms, dusters, floor buffing machines, rug shampooers, vacuums, and wall washing machines; may operate elevators and other equipment in emergency or as necessary.
  • May make minor repairs to furniture such as in replacing nuts, bolts, screws, and casters; may perform a limited amount of routine building and grounds maintenance.
  • May wash laboratory glassware such as tubes, bottles, and flasks by hand and machine; may operate autoclave to sterilize glassware; may dust and wash laboratory counters with disinfectant solutions.
  • May assist in patient service functions such as washing and making up beds, changing window and examining curtains, and transporting patients.
  • May prepare routine reports.
  • May lead and train less experienced workers as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I

Experience:  Six months of work experience.

OR II

Education: Completion of an approved training program in general cleaning methods and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE

Basic cleaning methods, materials, equipment, and their use; basic reading and writing; basic arithmetic; standard units of measure such as ounces, quarts, gallons; basic safety techniques and procedures.

ABILITY

Do varied manual cleaning and related labor; lift, push, operate, and maintain equipment used; follow oral and written instructions; work around sick people and in contaminated areas; keep simple records; work continuously while standing and bending; prepare routine reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RF0300; EST: 5/13/1964; REV: 9/24/1974;