UIC Alaska


Position Type
Location : Location
Travel Requirement


UIC Science Housekeeper is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Ukpik Nest II, Building 42, and the Barrow Arctic Research Center and other facilities as requested by the supervisor which include hallways, and restrooms, the front and back entry areas, kitchens, dining areas, rooms and the surrounding grounds for


UIC Science located at NARL. 




Clean rooms as needed, washing all linens, sweep and mop and vacuum, dust and replace linens.

Collect all trash in plastic bags, replace with clean plastic bags in all wastebaskets.

Empty entry area wastebasket and cigarette butt cans. Place trash in dumpsters on a daily basis.

Vacuum all carpeted areas, moving all movable furniture, chairs, wastebaskets, etc. as needed to clean under and around. Replace all furniture and items in a neat and orderly fashion. Shampoo carpet as needed.

Sweep and mop all linoleum and floor tiled areas and chair mats, moving all movable furniture, chairs, wastebaskets, etc. as needed to clean under and around. Replace all furniture and items in a neat and orderly fashion. Wax and machine buff as needed.

Dust and polish all open visible surfaces, including desks, tables, file cabinets, door frames, windowsills, etc., being careful to not disturb files for paperwork left on desks and tables. Do not disturb any computers that are left on. Clean furniture upholstery as needed.

Empty and clean all coffee pots and cups, dishes, utensils, and the like. Wash, rinse, and store in a sanitary manner. Clean kitchen equipment, tables and countertops. Replenish paper towels and hand soaps throughout facilities.

Clean and disinfect toilets and urinals. Clean and disinfect bathroom countertops, sinks, and other fixtures. Clean and disinfect walls, stalls, and floors. Maintain adequate supply of tissue, c-fold towels, and hand soaps in restrooms. Clean and disinfect water fountains.

Inspect and clean walls, doors, glass doors, and windows on a routine basis.

Keep cleaning supplies and equipment in a neat and orderly fashion. Maintain inventory. Submit requests for supplies needed to maintain adequate supply on-hand.

Be responsible for security of all areas under his/her scope of work, including locking all offices, entrances, and windows and turning off all lights upon leaving the building.

Notify the office with concerns for repairs and maintenance and anything of questionable condition, including broken doors, locks, windows, fixtures, lights, leaks, etc. Change light bulbs as needed.

Shovel snow from entryway, front and back as required.

Other duties as assigned


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.



• Must be 18 years of age

• Ability to test for and pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol testing program requirements.

• High School Diploma and/or equivalent

• 3 to 6 months general housekeeping experience preferred

• Inupiaq speaking preferred

• Must be reliable and dependable.

• Ability to operate cleaning equipment.

• Ability to safely use cleaning chemicals and compounds.

• Ability to work independently.

• Ability to lift or carry 50 lbs. of equipment.


Physical Demands:


• Standing and walking for extended periods of time.

• Reaching overhead

• Repeating the same movements.

• Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

• Climbing ladders and working from heights as necessary

• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of custodial equipment

• Clarity of vision at varying distances to perform custodial duties.


Environmental Demands.


• Working with chemicals

• Indoor/outdoor environment subject to changing temperatures

• Regular exposure to fumes, dust, odors, and loud noises.

• Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals

• Direct contact with public and staff.

Candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.


UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance


All Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V



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