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Job Code: 0674
Job Level: 03
Revised Date: 11/19/1987
Job Family: JF 19

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Occupational Summary

Perform semi-skilled and routine manual tasks involved in providing special event support and related cleaning and light maintenance necessary to maintain buildings, grounds and facilities at Duke University.

Work Performed

Install and/or remove special event equipment to include staging, backdrops, acoustical shells, lighting, tables, chairs, audio equipment and miscellaneous items as required for concerts, lectures, athletic events and special event activities in accordance with diagrams and written instructions. Operate light or medium trucks to pick up and deliver materials and equipment; load, unload and assemble furniture and equipment as required; operate forklift and light equipment as needed in assigned areas. Pick up and deliver catered food items; verify items against order; deliver to appropriate location and assist in setting up and serving as required.

Perform various light maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, replacing window shades, drapes and acoustical ceiling tiles, installing furniture bumpers and adjusting closet doors.

Perform housekeeping duties to include, but not limited to, operating equipment to strip, scrub, wax and refinish floors and baseboards and to clean carpets and upholstery; wash windows, door frames and walls; clean and service assigned areas.

Collect and dispose of refuse and waste material from University facilities; operate refuse compaction equipment when applicable.

Review work of lower level employees; train new employees.

Report tasks beyond capability or scope to the proper authority. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires ability to understand and follow instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education.


Work requires one year as utility worker or related experience.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.