Job description is a formal document containing a list of general responsibilities, qualifications, desired education and experience etc associated with a job. Job descriptions come in handy when an employer is seeking a suitable candidate for a certain position. On the other hand, it is also useful for candidates

Being a very important document, that not only intervenes the selection process of candidates but also the candidate’s perception of the job he/she is applying for, job descriptions need to be composed tactfully.

Following is an example of job description for the position of housekeeper.

Job Description and Duties for Housekeeper Resume

• Clean, mop and dust the corridors, hallways and rooms on the assigned floors
• Ensure proper hygienic conditions and sanitation on the floor
• Take out trash from all rooms and offices on the floor on daily basis
• Maintain hot tubs for rooms that are inhabited
• Replenish room supplies like water and glasses
• Vacuum and shampoo the rugs and carpets
• Regularly polish the door handles and decorative items that need polishing
• Keep the entire floor disinfected by regular fumigation and sprays of insecticides
• Use cleaning mixtures and solutions in the right proportion where and when needed
• Clean the balconies and terraces on the assigned floor
• Supervise processing of laundry items and timely return of clean, ironed and folded laundry
• Provide fresh towels, soaps, toiletries etc in all rooms
• Assist in decorations and changing of set design for special events and functions at the lodges
• Wash and neatly put away the cleaning material at the end of cleaning
• Report to the management daily and identify any repairs needed in any of the rooms on the assigned floor
• Respond to any queries/ orders placed by the guests and communicate with other departments regarding the guest’s requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of routine housekeeping chores
• A presentable neat and clean appearance
• Able to multitask and prioritize chores
• Strong communication skills, hospitality and courtesy etiquette
• Demonstrated ability to count, read simple English and maintain record of laundry etc
• Physically fit and active, able to bend, carry load and stand for long periods of time
• Knowledge of operation of basic cleaning devices including vacuum cleaners and washing machines