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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7245 

Occ. Group: 312.867 

Head Resident

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.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in maintaining services, discipline, and supervising students in a residence dormitory on campus, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Inspects facilities for cleanliness, maintenance repairs, and that health and sanitation requirements are maintained.

Establishes and maintains a good rapport with students.

Assigns students to rooms and roommates and makes adjustments as required.

Maintains a student-information card file.

Plans and organizes dormitory activities in accordance with rules and regulations of the university.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the University.

Knowledge of safety and sanitation requirements.

Knowledge of basic methods and principles of supervision.

Ability to relate to students, to understand their problems and to offer help when needed.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Completion of one year of college. Experience in dealing with young people, preferably students. 

Date         Skill         Eval             
10/1/80        3     412011232

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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