New York State has approximately 24 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
As a Head Housekeeper, you would be responsible for the administration of a housekeeping program and the supervision and training of staff in the cleaning and care of a facility. You may be in charge of hiring employees, planning work schedules, preparing your department's budget, maintaining inventories and records, and ordering supplies. You would also work with the clinical team and maintain a building inspection program to ensure that infection control practices are maintained, and cleaning activities are carried out at a satisfactory level throughout the facility.
There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.
Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for appointment to this position.
There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.
For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, permanent non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as a Supervising Housekeeper.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:
1. four years of housekeeping work experience in a fully functioning housekeeping department in a health care or institutional setting,** one year of which must have included administrative or supervisory work experience;***
2. an Executive Housekeepers Certificate issued by the International Housekeepers Association, Inc. and two years of housekeeping work experience in a fully functioning housekeeping department in a health care or institutional setting,** one year of which must have included administrative or supervisory work experience.***
Non-Qualifying work experience: Work experience as a janitor, custodian, or hospitality worker is considered non-qualifying for these examinations.
**Examples of qualifying healthcare or institutional settings are, but not limited to: skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, addiction treatment centers, residential treatment centers, or correctional facilities. Please note that schools, hotels, convention centers, and office buildings are NOT considered qualifying healthcare or institutional settings.
***For purposes of this examination, administrative work experience is defined as duties focused on planning, coordinating and/or evaluating a housekeeping program. Such duties might include hiring employees, planning work schedules, writing reports, and/or preparing budgets. For purposes of this examination, supervisory work experience is defined as duties focused on the supervision of subordinate staff. Such duties might include assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, and/or motivating subordinates.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-354 38-005
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.