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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7270 

Occ. Group: 411.965 


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 cleaning, preparing meals, and assisting in entertaining guests in the President's house and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares meals and cleans dishes and kitchen.

Dusts furniture and floors.

Sweeps, mops, and waxes floors.

Vacuums carpets.

Irons clothes and puts them in proper place.

Plans and prepares for receptions, parties, dinners, and luncheons and serves at these functions.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of procedures and practices of housekeeping for a family.

Knowledge of equipment involved in housekeeping.

Knowledge of proper operations to maintain an easy flow of activity in the house.

Knowledge of plans and preparations required for receptions, dinners, etc. and the proper procedures for serving at such functions.

Ability to operate equipment involved in housekeeping.

Ability to prepare meals.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to plan, prepare and serve at various social functions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, the President and family, 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. Graduation from a standard high school. Considerable experience in housekeeping. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/1/80        3      232022123

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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