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Housekeeper, Residence Housekeeping, Ancillary Services

Job ID: 18749

Updated: August 1, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Residence Housekeeping is currently seeking several Recurring Part-time Housekeepers for approximately 4 months.

Position reports to the Housekeeping Lead Hand, Housekeeping Coordinator or Housekeeping Supervisor. Peak periods occur throughout the months of April to September.  Work hours may be extended periodically as there are time pressures for turning over the work during the end of April and the end of August.
This position requires standing, sitting, walking, lifting, reaching, talking, hearing, seeing, learning, problem solving, and interacting with others throughout the workday. Regular attendance is essential.

Position Description

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

  • Full range of cleaning duties for all rooms, including washrooms, hallways, stairwells, building entrances and elevator areas; ex: to clean (sweep, strip, dust, scrub, mop, wash or vacuum), polish or wax floors, carpets, walls, windows, woodwork, furniture and equipment in all Residence Facilities, including offices, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, rest rooms, showers, residence halls, guest rooms, public spaces, conference rooms, corridors, entrances, exterior walkways as well as building fixtures and to clean plumbing fixtures
  • Collect and dispose of trash, recyclables and other wastes
  • On occasion, move or assist in moving, office furniture and equipment
  • Provide washrooms with soap, paper products and other necessary supplies
  • Observe and report unusual situations on property and grounds
  • Operate buffers, wet/dry vacuums and floor scrubbing machines, carpet extractors and pressure washers (with proper orientation)
  • Wash and hang drapes, Venetian and vertical blinds
  • Wash, dry and fold towels; to collect, separate and dispose of recyclable materials
  • Report on safety issues and the need for maintenance repairs
  • Wash interior and exterior window
  • Stock supply closets based on need
  • Clean and maintain tools and equipment after use
  • Regular communication with the Residence Life staff regarding cleanliness concerns
  • Communicate move out procedures to the residents
  • Assist the Housekeeping Coordinator with an inspection of the Residence Complex once a semester
  • Related work as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • High School graduation diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of and experience with cleaning products and machinery
  • Builds good working relationships and demonstrates the ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • Proven ability to provide resident centered customer service
  • Demonstrates efficiency in completing tasks while maintaining a high level of attention to detail

Application Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed as received. This postion will be open until filled.

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 II .

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 .

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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit .

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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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