Houseman (SF Bay Peninsula)

| Menlo Park, CA, United States

Posted Date 7/02/2024

Houseman needed immediately for a San Francisco Bay Area Estate. Seeking a top-level and detail-oriented person for a large estate.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $45-$50 per hour and does not include a discretionary bonus as part of the compensation package.

Note: not all candidates may be eligible for the upper end of the salary range.  Salaries will ultimately be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data for geographic location. The company  in good faith believes that the posted compensation range is accurate for these roles at these  locations at the time of this posting. The ranges may be modified in the future. 

Primary Purpose and Function:  

The Houseman is responsible for cleanliness and upkeep of the residences and living space grounds of the Property, to the aesthetics and standards of the Principal.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for day-to-day cleanliness, maintenance and upkeep of the residences and living space grounds, and regular deep cleaning, including the following functions:
    • Make sure the outside furniture is set up (depending on weather; cover as needed)
    • Clean outdoor furniture, cushions and their covers daily
    • Clean and upkeep outdoor BBQ area
    • Mop off in-ground pool cover weekly
    • Sweep and wash the patios, terraces, light wells, and hardscape areas
    • Routinely wash interior and exterior windows of buildings on the Estate
    • Participate in Housekeeping team to perform deep cleaning of windows, chandeliers, and hard to reach areas
    • Routine floor care in main house and additional structures, including mopping, soap application on wood floors, and polishing
    • Liaise with the gardeners/landscapers 
    • Removal of all cobwebs interior and exteriors of buildings
    • During the holidays: scheduling, setting-up, and breaking down all of the décor that is involved in the desired holiday to be celebrated. 
    • Assist Housekeepers in polishing of fine china, crystal ware, silver 
    • Help to set up tables and serve for daily meals, parties, events as needed
    • Help move furniture, artwork, assemble newly purchased items 
    • Take out the trash, recyclables, and compost 
    • Keep the inside and outside of the Estate organized, including garages and storage areas
    • Replace batteries in all remotes when needed (keep track of when they were replaced) 
    • Drop off/pick up dry-cleaning items
  • Assist with organizing and planning for ongoing residential housekeeping
    • Assist in creating daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual task lists
    • Daily visual inspection of house, pool house, cabana, deck, garage, detail garage, pavilion, and terraces; notify the Facilities Department of any discrepancies to be included on the maintenance log
    • Contribute to the maintenance request log for each Property as necessary.
    • Check all of the lights for bulbs not working and notify Facilities Department of their outage
    • Helping to maintain a comprehensive household inventory control list
  • Assist with parties and events at Estate 
  • May be expected to perform occasional work and responsibilities at other Properties
  • Occasional shopping as required for personal items, household supplies and groceries as needed
  • Other related duties upon request

Minimum Qualifications: Experience, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Experience working in housekeeping for large, multi-staffed homes, with a history of longevity in each position 
  • Hands-on cleaning experience
  • Meticulous sense of organization and attention to detail
  • Exceptional references
  • Experience with smart home systems and appliances 
  • Tech savvy – able to email, text and use a computer for basic tasks (Mac preferred) 
  • Possess valid unrestricted driver’s license, adequate vehicle insurance coverage, and vehicle for use in performing job duties and travel among the Properties
  • Must be able to work on weekends or holidays, as needed; however, work schedule is typically Monday to Friday

Physical Demands and Requirements:  

  • Able for full-time active work in and around the residence and grounds
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop, lift, carry, move typical household items, e.g., furniture
  • Able to use stairways, household ladder or step stool
  • Able to operate household laundry equipment, cleaning equipment, kitchen appliances
  • Able to use standard computer, telephone and related equipment for communication and recordkeeping
  • Able to provide limited on-call availability and responsiveness during non-business hours
  • Able to travel without personal assistance
  • Compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


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Excellent compensation package with outstanding health benefits. 401(k) Retirement plan with generous immediately vested employer match. All benefits start immediately upon the date of hire. Uniforms and daily lunches are provided. The anticipated salary range for this position is $45-$50 per hour and does not include a discretionary bonus as part of the compensation package.
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