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Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.
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Performs housekeeping duties and responsibilities consistent with the operation and maintenance of a healthcare environment. Performs the key steps involved in the floor care process throughout the building, including but not limited to the following activities: daily maintenance – cleaning and disinfecting, periodic maintenance – scrubbing, buffing, and burnishing, and restorative maintenance – stripping as required. Safely operates and maintains heavy-duty floor equipment. Cleans assigned areas including washing furnishings, windows, tiles, fixtures, equipment. Cleans sanitizes and disinfects restrooms, replenishes soap and paper towels.
Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations; to operate assigned tools and housekeeping equipment; to work with chemicals and cleaning solutions; to understand and follow directions; to lift and transport supplies and refuse; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Ability to read, write and operate basic housekeeping equipment,
Health care experience is a plus,
Ability to work with cleaning chemicals and understand directions
Able to lift and transport 50 pounds
Ability to paint small projects
Possess basic computer skills.
Hours are generally set but may vary depending on work assignments. Position requires extensive standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting and transporting heavy materials/objects. Other environmental conditions include potential exposure to hazardous waste and infectious diseases.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.