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Housekeeper II

  • Housekeeper II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$32,400.00 – $51,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,350.00 – $2,144.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is senior-level supervisory work planning and directing the total housekeeping function in a large state institution.

Job Duties

Plans, directs, and supervises the work of all facility personnel assigned to housekeeping functions of the entire institution, including the cleaning of ward areas.

Inspects patient quarters to ensure elimination of fire hazards and that proper housekeeping standards are maintained.

Plans, directs, and participates in on-the-job training of employees and residents; demonstrates new and improved methods, procedures, techniques, and equipment used for the improvement of housekeeping functions.

Prepares maintenance requisitions for needed repairs.

Requisitions all housekeeping supplies, materials, and equipment; interviews vendors to determine the desirability of using new brands, products, etc.

Prepares and submits recommendations for the repair, replacement, and/or purchase of furniture, drapes, and the interior decorations of facility buildings.

Supervises the insect/vermin control program, waste collections, and all related sanitation activities.

Participates in preparing housekeeping budget recommendations.

Prepares and maintains records and reports pertaining to supplies, equipment, and personnel.

Interviews and participates in the selection of housekeeping personnel.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Housekeeper I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


Two or more years of experience as a Custodial Work Supervisor with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Hotel Management, Interior Design, Business Administration, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of supervisory experience in a large-scale institutional, hotel, or comparable commercial housekeeping position.

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of one year of the required education.)


Three or more years of large-scale institutional, hotel, or comparable commercial housekeeping experience; including two or more years in a supervisory capacity.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in institutional housekeeping operations.

Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and care of housekeeping equipment, and the requisition and maintenance of supply inventories.

Comprehensive knowledge of cleaning compounds, insect/vermin control solutions, and their chemical effects on surfaces, materials, and textiles.

Comprehensive knowledge of the requirements and standards for housekeeping and fire safety established by regulatory agencies.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of interior decorating and the purchase, repair, and/or replacement of furniture, drapes, and other furnishings.

Ability to select furniture, drapes, fixtures, and floor coverings from an economical, durability, and decorative point of view.

Ability to train, supervise, plan, and coordinate the work of employees.

Ability to prepare and maintain records and estimates of housekeeping needs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional, administrative, and maintenance personnel, other employees, and the general public.

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