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Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, Facilities Management - Main Campus

Georgetown Univerisity Washington, DC
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Carpet and Floor Care Specialist, Facilities Management - Main Campus

The Carpet and Floor Care Specialist performs specific cleaning and maintenance functions to provide a clean, safe environment. Areas of responsibility will include care of hard floors and tile surfaces, vacuuming carpets, carpet spotting to remove gum, paint, and other foreign matters, and carpet shampooing and extraction. The incumbent performs other duties as assigned including, but not limited, to snow and ice removal, clean up associated with water or fire damage, and special event support. Reporting to a Custodial Supervisor, the Carpet and Floor Specialist has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

+ Determines equipment and supplies needed to perform required tasks by looking at a floor or carpet and determining what needs to be done to ensure a high quality of standard.

+ Refinishes hard surfaces and resilient tile floors, adjacent moldings, elevator tracks, and trim, performing light, medium, and heavy shower scrubbing using the appropriate solutions and equipment.

+ Transports supplies and equipment needed to perform task and returns equipment to appropriate storage area, informing the supervisor of equipment supply and maintenance needs.

+ Cleans hallways, entrance ways, stairways and elevators, vacuums and spot cleans carpets and upholstery, and frees carpets of rips and strings, taping down clean edges as needed.

+ Cleans all surfaces and removes water marks and smudges from all surfaces, cleans and dusts lamp shades and bulbs, replaces burned out light bulbs, and empties or sifts ash urns.

+ Cleans administrative spaces, laboratories and classrooms, spot cleaning and shampooing carpets and upholstery using the acceptable method of cleaning.

+ Ensures economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University and department resources.

+ Draws and /or requisitions supplies, parts, and materials needed, using such items economically to avoid undue costs.

+ Keeps supervisor informed of supply and material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.

+ Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.


+ High School diploma or high school equivalency

+ One year of custodial work experience and one-year minimum floor care experience preferred

+ A basic knowledge of English including the ability to read, write and speak English with understanding in order to read and understand product label instructions and University policies and procedures

+ Ability to relate custodial and maintenance problems clearly to supervisor and/or the Work Management Center

+ Ability to complete a training program in building cleaning

+ A valid driver's license from Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Georgetown University is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

These values are at the core of Georgetown's identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.

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Washington, DC

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