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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

 Title Code: 7150
Occ. Group: 411.296 

Skill Level: 1         

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 710

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in cleaning and maintaining assigned areas and performing related work as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Sweeps, mops, and buffs stairs, corridors and floors

Vacuums carpets

Washes windows, polishes furniture, and cleans woodwork

Picks up paper and debris on ground

May set up and take down chairs, tables and equipment for special events

Empties trash cans and cleans containers

Ability to understand Material Safety Data Sheets

Makes minor repairs to building

Cleans bathroom walls, floors and fixtures and replenishes bathroom supplies

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned.

Performs other work as assigned.

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

Successful completion of the eighth grade. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures.

Knowledge of the material and equipment used in custodial and minor maintenance work.

Ability to follow simple instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                         Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                        1               32012113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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