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Recurring Part-Time Caretaker, Facilities

Job ID: 23892

Updated: September 27, 2021

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 Caretaking Department in Facilities is currently seeking several Recurring Part-time 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 Supervisor.

This 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 a level of education equivalent to minimum 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: 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 our competitive salaries and benefits, and why we are a great place to work and learn, please visit the Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes'. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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