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HOUSEKEEPING ATTENDANT (Shift: 7am - 3:30pm)

  • 501964
  • Full-time


To be the catalyst in response to the evolving needs of Arizona's veterans and their families



Job Location:

Address:  555 E Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ 85713

Posting Details:

Salary: $12.15 

Grade: 09

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

This position performs basic housekeeping and laundry services for the Arizona State Veteran Home, a skilled nursing facility in Tucson. As a Housekeeping Attending you will ensure that duties are performed in compliance with established regulatory guidelines, as well as facility policies and procedures. You will also incorporate culture change in the form of Veteran/Member centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:

The Housekeeping Attendant:

  • Cleans and sanitizes assigned work areas (e.g Veteran/Member rooms, bathrooms, tub rooms, Veteran/Member living areas, dining rooms, nurses stations, public areas, offices, halls, laundry rooms, conference rooms, etc.)
  • Empties trash
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies
  • Does emergency cleaning and clean-up as needed
  • Cleans fixtures, equipment, floors, walls, door, and windows
  • Dusts and polishes furniture
  • Moves furniture, supplies, and equipment as needed
  • Sets up rooms for meetings and events
  • Cleans walkways and entries to the building
  • Works in laundry; collecting, washing, drying, folding and delivering Veterans/Members laundry
  • Collects coiled linen; delivers clean linen to the unit linen room; rotates linen in accordance with procedures
  • Participates in staff meetings and attends in-services training
  • Reports need for building and equipment maintenance or repair on work order slips and to Housekeeping manager
  • Assists with special projects as assigned by manager
  • Incorporates culture change in the form of Veteran/Member centered care in the performance of job duties
  • Participates in AMS processes such Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, JBS, Success Tracking and Standardized Work Participates fully in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program (QAPI process) mandate by CMS which incorporates AMS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The ideal candidate will have...

Knowledge of:

  • Rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the division and work unit
  • Cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Cleaning agents and chemical reactions when solutions are mixed
  • Safety procedures
  • Cleaning supplies storage rotation

Skill in:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Operating powered cleaning/laundry equipment
  • Mixing and diluting chemical solutions
  • Interpersonal skills

The ability to:

  • Prioritize time and tasks
  • Understand instructions
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Current Negative TB skin test (Mantoux skin test) within the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis.

Must be able to obtain and retain a valid AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources a at recruiting@azdvs.gov or 602.234.8433 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.