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Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5260323
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

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Western Carolina University

Department: Residential Living

About WCU: Western Carolina University continues to rank high on Forbes Best Employers lists each year. Including: 2024 - Ranking in the top 8.5% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 34 out of the top 400 employers across all industries. 2023 - Ranked in the top 20% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 97 out of the top 500 employers across all industries. 2022 - Ranked 14th in the top 100 employers in North Carolina in Forbes Americas Best Employers by State list.Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
This position will perform a variety of duties in the care and cleaning of Residential Living facilities. Duties include but are not limited to:

- Moving furniture.
- Operating heavy cleaning equipment such as a floor scrubber/buffer, carpet extractor, wet/dry vacuum, and/or others as necessary.
- Following the guidelines set by the Housekeeping Standard Operating Procedure (HK SOP), Housekeeping Checklist (HK Checklist), and/or the instruction of their supervisor(s).
- Pulling/carrying trash and recycling.
- Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors.
- Thorough cleaning/disinfecting of bathrooms (all fixtures and surfaces).
- Cleaning and/or dusting walls, windows, and light fixtures.
- Minor maintenance tasks.
- Taking part in rotational weekend work.
- Other necessary or related tasks/duties as assigned.

Additionally, Housekeepers can expect to receive occasional requests to adjust their usual schedule, either staying late/coming in early, doing additional weekend work to meet deadlines, or being called in to assist in unusual or emergency cleanup duties. Requests such as these will be kept to a minimum, but will occur throughout the course of a typical working year.

This is a physically demanding job that requires constant standing, squatting, walking, pushing/pulling, and the ability to lift up to 50lbs on a regular basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a list of three professional references (include names, addresses and complete contact information).Applicants who wish to claim veterans preference must upload a copy of their DD-214.PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.*Effective October 15, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).Background/E-VerifyFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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