Service Worker

Job Scope 

The Service Worker is primarily responsible for performing housekeeping tasks, minor repairs, event set-ups, furniture moving, and exterior grounds maintenance including snow removal.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. As an essential employee, must report to work when the College is closed or delayed in opening and work a schedule as assigned by the Director of Facilities Operations.
  2. Clean and sanitize restrooms and kitchens. Restock dispensers as required.
  3. Daily routine cleaning of classrooms, offices, common areas. Duties include: dusting, wet and dry mopping, vacuuming, cleaning chalk and marker boards, emptying trash receptacles, cleaning accessible glass surfaces, disinfecting tabletops and desk surfaces, and laundering of rags and other related items.
  4. Periodic cleaning includes: stripping, waxing, and buffing floors, carpet extraction, cleaning light lenses and fixtures, high dusting and diffuser area maintenance, wall washing, and furniture cleaning.
  5. Operate hand and power equipment and motorized vehicles to conduct snow removal and grounds maintenance. Also includes application of ice melting chemicals, weed control chemicals, and insecticides.
  6. Move furniture and set up and tear down special events.
  7. Occasional assisting with inter-campus moves, pick up or delivery of materials or parts, painting, and weeding or trimming.
  8. May lock or unlock building and/or rooms as required.
  9. Attendance at all mandatory meetings.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports 

No direct reports 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.) 

Experience & Knowledge: Minimal prior experience is required for this position. Prior housekeeping experience and the use of various housekeeping and grounds-keeping equipment is a plus.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid PA driver’s license, Criminal Background Clearance

Physical Demands: Must be able to stand on feet or walk for long periods of time, use hands and arms, climb ladders to 10 feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. On occasion, items weighing more than 100 pounds must be pushed, pulled, lifted, or carried. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment includes the possibility of wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outdoor weather-related extreme conditions, dusty or dirty areas, and contact with oil or petroleum products. 

RATE: $10.11 per hour. 


HOURS: 25 hours per week.

LOCATION: Primarily at the Richland Campus with travel to the other Center locations as needed.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a bargaining unit support staff position. All newly hired regular part-time employees will serve a probationary period of 520 hours. During the probationary period, employees will be required to demonstrate fitness for the position prior to receiving permanent appointment. 

To APPLY: Click here for the Employment Application. To ensure full consideration, you must submit your application online by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upon completion of an employment application, you will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for full consideration: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume 

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed employment application. Official High School transcripts are required prior to hire.

At this time, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College cannot sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.