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Housekeeping Assistant – Billings, MT 59101

General Overview:

The Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness for all agency equipment, facilities, and grounds. This position participates in housekeeping duties as well as oversees the cleaning duties of others.


Specific Duties:

  • Supervise Inmate Workers.

  • Do facility laundry including resident uniforms, rags, towels, bedding, and other items as needed.

  • Restock chemicals, paper products, rags, and linens.Hand out hygiene supplies to residents.

  • Sew and repair drapes, clothing, and bedspreads.Reupholster when needed.

  • Check house jobs done by residents. If not completed, issue a pass restriction and ensure another resident, inmate worker, or housekeeping personnel completes the job.

  • Wash, clean, and vacuum each van once per week.

  • Sweep, vacuum, mop, scrub, wax, and polish floors using industrial vacuum cleaners and scrubbing and buffing machines.

  • Sometimes using ladders, dust and wash walls, clean ceilings, and dust and polish light fixtures. Wash blinds.

  • Remove stains from such surfaces as rugs, drapes, walls, and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions.

  • Dust furniture, woodwork, and equipment.

  • Operate mechanical floor cleaners, buffers, vacuums, shampooers, and related environmental service equipment.

  • Gather and dispose of trash and waste materials using specified bags or containers.

  • Move furniture, cabinets, boxes, crates, equipment, and other heavy objects as required.

  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors, and walls of bathrooms.

  • Makes supply packs for departments and put linen stacks in carts for distribution. Take supply requests and deliver them.

  • Deliver linens to departments according to pre-established par levels and schedules. Distribute emergency supplies as needed.

  • Keep records of linen distribution by floor and facility; check linen supplies and list linen use by floor/program.

  • Keep work areas neat and orderly, clean equipment, and assist with other cleaning duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

It is common to encounter potential hazards in the corrections environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are not limited to: bodily fluids, heat, cold, noise, dust and stress. Alternatives Inc. has a Safety Management program in place addressing these issues.

Employees must have the ability to: resolve problems using critical thinking skills; communicate clearly, timely, and effectively; read, write, and speak English; ensure a quality work product; come to work promptly and routinely; and work under stress and deadlines.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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