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Athletics Housekeeper

Job Details

Hattiesburg - Hattiesburg, MS


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities, the Housekeeping Supervisor or other assigned supervisor, primarily maintains the athletic venues, and secondarily administrative and educational buildings: i.e., classrooms, rest rooms, offices, dormitories, residences and related facilities in a clean and orderly manner; performs a variety of diverse duties in cleaning and maintaining facilities.  Works with the Events Crew. Work is subject to general supervision by the Housekeeping Supervisor or other assigned Supervisor and is reviewed by general inspection and observation of results.

William Carey University encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Duties and responsibilities listed are essential job functions and exclude functions which are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.

  • Sweep, clean, pick-up and maintain athletic stadiums, dug-outs, soccer complexes, basketball & tennis courts, public restroom facilities, coaches offices, and concession stands.
  • During each athletic season the athletics housekeeper maintains bathrooms and public space during the games, cleans the stadiums, basketball courts, etc.  Playing spaces are cleaned immediately following the games in preparation for the next day’s games.
  • Sweep, scrub, mop, and wax floors; vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets in classrooms, offices, workshops and other work areas; wash windows, chalkboards and walls; strip, wax and buff floors.
  • During the non-athletic seasons this housekeeper maintains coaches’ offices, bathrooms and common/public spaces.  Stadiums, playing courts shall be cleaned as needed. Daily Cleaning Duties:
  • Clean, dust and polish furniture, woodwork and desks.
  • Empty and clean waste receptacles and pencil sharpeners; pick up paper; pick up the trash containers and empty.
  • Clean rest rooms including floors, ceilings, walls, fixtures, appliances and mirrors; restock supplies; polish metal fixtures.
  • Move furniture and equipment; set up rooms for special events and meetings; Occasional requirement to assist other facilities staff with event set-ups and tear-downs.
  • Clean and adjust shades and blinds; adjust desks and other furniture; report other repair and maintenance needs and assist others in making repairs as required.
  • Clean drinking fountains; make emergency clean-ups in classrooms.
  • Operate campus vehicles to pick up or deliver supplies as directed, as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and materials and notify supervisor when additional supplies and materials are needed.
  • Notifies Maintenance Dispatcher of needed building repairs.
  • Cleans dormitory public areas; occasional requirement to assist other housekeeper staff.
  • Sets-up and takes down campus events, tables, chairs, electrical apparatus’, tents, etc., when assigned to Event Crew. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Physical Demands

Moderate physical labor including frequent lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing and pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; frequent to constant walking, standing, bending, climbing and descending stairs or ladders, kneeling and stooping while cleaning, moving furniture or equipment, etc.; repetitive use of upper extremities on a regular basis; ability to operate electric or gasoline powered cart to travel and/or pick-up/deliver supplies to a variety of locations on campus; subject to occasional travel to various locations and campuses’ to work. Adheres to university dress code. Ability to properly and continuously wear OSHA, ANSI, and WCU designated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works both indoor and outdoor environments with occasional exposure to inclement weather.  Cleans and maintains indoor and outdoor stadiums, seats, benches, plazas, and concessions.  Exposure to fumes from commercial cleaning products and noise from vacuums and other cleaning equipment; ability to work at any location during day and/or evenings.  Normal work hours and days include afternoons, late evenings, weekends and holidays.  These are key requirements for this position, with few weekends off during Athletic Seasons.   Strictly adheres to WCU and Departmental dress code, appearance is neat, clean and professional at all times.  Wears designated Custodian/Housekeeper uniform without decoration or alteration.  Compliance with OSHA, ANSI and WCU safety requirements and procedures is a condition of employment.


Required Application Documents

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter



Required Qualifications

  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak the English language.
  • Ability to perform simple math calculations necessary to properly mix cleaning chemicals and supplies.
  • Operate various powered equipment (i.e. mechanical scrubbers, polishers, buffers, washers) in performance of assigned duties.
  • Accomplish simple non-skilled maintenance to area and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma is desired.
  • Previous experience/custodial work.
  • Previous experience/custodial work in an athletic venue.
  •  Valid Mississippi driver license.