Housekeeping (1st Shift)

Salary – $12.88 – $17.35 Hourly
Location – 459 E First Street Fond du Lac, WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation
Job Number – 0220HOUSEKEEP2023
Closing – Continuous


Under the general supervision of the Director of Environmental Services, cleans assigned/designated building areas and performs a variety of housekeeping duties in order to maintain cleanliness and sanitary conditions. Does related work as required. 
Work hours are 7:00am-3:30pm (Monday-Friday) with every fourth weekend rotation. Examples of Duties

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Receives oral and written instruction as to area and work assignment. 
  • Assembles necessary cleaning supplies and equipment, transports to working area and returns unused supplies at the end of shift. 
  • Replaces light bulbs in nightstands and outlet covers as needed. 
  • Moves furniture, equipment, and supplies as necessary to accomplish assigned housekeeping tasks. 
  • Cleans and services building, sweeping, mopping, wet washing, vacuuming, and polishing floors. 
  • Strips, seals, and lays floor finish. 
  • Washes walls, ceiling, windows and window treatments, and trash receptacles in order to maintain area cleanliness. 
  • Dusts sills, ledges, floors, furniture, doors, etc., using dust cloth and appropriate cleaners. Cleans light fixtures and mopboards. 
  • Washes sinks, plumbing fixtures, mirrors, and insures water cooler cleanliness. 
  • Participates in on-going job training and facility committees as assigned. 
  • Replenishes towels, soaps, toilet paper, and disposable items. 
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and relines trash containers in assigned areas. 
  • Assists in cleaning and routine maintenance of housekeeping equipment, tools, etc. 
  • Performs infection control and isolation procedures. 
  • Participates in fire drills and disaster evacuations when circumstances exist. 
  • Performs laundry duties when needed. 
  • Performs Central Supply duties when needed.

Typical Qualifications

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with equipment, materials, and methods ordinarily used in the housekeeping function. Some knowledge of cleaning isolation and infection control procedures. 
  • Ability to utilize various hand-cleaning tools and supplies, stepladders, floor cleaning and polishing machines, wet and dry vacuums, wall-washing equipment, and carts. 
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out written and oral instructions and learn routine tasks quickly. Ability to work among residents who may possess behavioral and psychological disorders. 
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to bend, stoop, climb stepladder and possession of strength, agility, and manual dexterity necessary to accomplish required tasks. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with and accommodate needs of fellow employees, residents, and visitors. 

Training and Experience:
 Graduation from high school or the equivalent and one year of experience in commercial or institutional housekeeping or evidence of successful completion of technical school program in housekeeping/custodial field. Supplemental Information

In evaluating candidates for this position, the County may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.


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