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Caretaker (Full-time), Facilities

Job ID: 26194

Updated: August 3, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Department of Caretaking within Facilities is currently seeking Full-time Regular Caretakers.

The Caretaking department is responsible to provide a professional, efficient and cost effective cleaning service to the campus buildings in which cleaning functions are performed on set schedules. Work is carried out on a 24-hour basis, 365-days per year. Caretakers are expected to be available for any shift in the operational day.

Daily Supervision is provided by an in-scope Supervisor.

This part-time position is a part of the AUPE Collective Bargaining Unit. Staff will be required to work a variety of shifts, including days, afternoons, nights, weekends and paid holidays. Transfer to other shifts, with notice, is a possibility. There is a potential for emergency callouts. Heavy lifting and use of ladders are required.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Full cleaning of washrooms and showers including partitions, fixtures, dispensers, floors, walls
  • Cleaning of offices
  • Removing waste and recycling in accordance with established procedures
  • Wet and dry mopping of floors
  • Spray buffing of properly cleaned floors
  • Vacuuming of all carpeted areas, mats, furniture, partitions
  • Carpet extraction and routine cleaning of carpet areas, furniture and partitions
  • Cleaning of entrance doors, glass and partitions
  • Stripping and waxing of hard surface floors
  • Cleaning of elevator interiors and doors
  • Cleaning of walls, ceiling fixtures, vents and diffusers
  • Dusting surfaces at various heights
  • Cleaning of all ancillary furniture and equipment owned or leased by the University
  • Other general duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • While previous Caretaking experience would be an asset, related experience will be considered
  • Must have a good physical health and endurance, have the strength and stamina to lift and carry heavy materials (up to 25 lbs or 11.5 Kg) and perform repetitive physical tasks involving bending, stretching, walking and kneeling
  • Willingness and availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, afternoons, nights, weekends and paid holidays
  • Ability to climb ladders to a maximum height of 10 feet
  • Safety conscious and wear required personal protective equipment when on the job
  • Ability to understand both verbal and written information, instructions and ideas presented and have ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand (English language proficiency will be assessed at the time of the interview)
  • Proven record of working successfully in a team environment
  • Must have proven record of providing superior customer service including customer needs assessment and meeting quality standards for services
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • This position would not be suitable for someone with plant, dust or chemical allergies or sensitivities

Application Deadline: August 17, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase 2.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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