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Lead Housekeeper - Part-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0319-RF0301-TM


This examination is being given to fill two part-time vacancies in the Housekeeping Department at San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral pool to fill future part-time vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

San Joaquin General Hospital is a 196-bed acute care community hospital and 24/7 facility.  Incumbents employed with San Joaquin General Hospital must have the ability to work rotating shifts which include nights, weekends and holidays.

The incumbent in this position will supervise staff that are responsible for the cleaning of assigned areas on San Joaquin General Hospital's campus and other support areas.  The incumbent will also assist in cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting  patient rooms, surgical suites, trauma rooms, birthing rooms, terminal patient care units, clinical treatment areas, and other areas to ensure compliance with established environmental standards. 

The ideal candidate will possess experience in (1) training, monitoring and evaluating work performance of employees, (2) understanding cleaning methods and economical uses of cleaning materials, (3) developing work schedules and (4) participating in the employee disciplinary process.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Schedules employees; assigns and supervises staff responsible for the cleaning of assigned areas; adjusts personnel to meet daily needs.
  • Orients new employees; trains, or monitors and evaluates training of new employees; explains methods of cleaning and economical use of materials.
  • Monitors employee performance; prepares and signs employee evaluations; counsels employees, recommends disciplinary action; may interview and recommend hiring of temporary or permanent staff.
  • Assists in the inspection of assigned areas to ensure compliance with established environmental standards.
  • Assumes duties of the Assistant Manager of Support Services in that person's absence.

    Experience:  One year of hospital or other institutional cleaning.


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


    Follow and issue oral and written instructions; train and evaluate subordinates; maintain records; prepare routine reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work around sick people and in contaminated areas; work continuously while standing and walking.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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