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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 0856
Job Level: 06
Revised Date: 08/01/2008
Job Family: JF 20

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Occupational Summary

The Assistant Supervisor conducts inspections, monitors performance, and maintains records, equipment, and supplies.

Work Performed

Establish and maintain housekeeping schedules and make work assignments for various housekeeping duties in the absence of the Senior Housekeeping Supervisor; in any of the service areas. Conduct comprehensive inspections to check the completion of work assignments. Ensure that assignments are properly staffed and employees have adequate supplies and equipment for completion of assignments.

Monitor employee performance; determine when disciplinary action is appropriate; ensure proper training of new and existing personnel.

Discuss general housekeeping procedures with personnel of the assigned area. Maintain records, equipment, supplies and general housekeeping activities.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to provide instructions and maintain records generally acquired through a partial high school education



Work requires two years of cleaning or related experience necessary to obtain knowledge of scope of housekeeping unit operations, or 2 years as a lead worker or acting as supervisor. Familiar with accepted supervisory and personnel practices and standards.






The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level 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 total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.