Cleaning Services Officer
Government of Canada
Edmonton, AB
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton (Alberta)
$22.90 to $24.90 per hour
For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 26 March 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Candidates’ results will be valid for all of the below noted processes:
  • 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-149456
  • 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-149457
  • 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-149458
  • 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-149459
Selection process 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-149457 will be used to staff vacancies in Edmonton (Alberta) only.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or successful completion of a provincially / territorially approved secondary school equivalency test, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience using computer programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, and electronic mail.
Experience cleaning in either commercial, multi residential or institutional environment.
Experience using and maintaining mechanical equipment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of janitorial supplies, their use as well as handling and storage.
Knowledge of workplace health and safety.
Knowledge of cleaning equipment.
Knowledge of cleaning techniques and/or procedures.
Knowledge of safe lifting techniques and practices.

Ability to deal with multiple priorities.
Ability to lift heavy objects while practicing proper safety procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Effective interpersonal relationships
Team Work
Client Service Orientation

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Possession of a current Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) certificate.
Possession of a current First Aid and CPR certificate.

Experience in supervising, evaluating and motivating individuals.
Experience in providing ordering and issuing services such as household and janitorial supplies and housekeeping equipment.
Experience in operation of various motorized commercial housekeeping and janitorial equipment such as automatic floor scrubbing machines, carpet and upholstery cleaning equipment, floor buffers or burnishers.
Experience maintaining and repairing cleaning equipment to keep it in a safe operating condition.
Experience in the proper techniques and methods to clean up bodily fluids / biohazard spills.
Experience cleaning a Healthcare facility.
Experience with different types of recycle programs.
Experience in pest control.
Experience working in a correctional environment.

Knowledge of Standard/Universal Precautions.
Knowledge of recycling methods.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Occasional overtime.
Working with and instructing inmates.
Cleaning or facilitating the clean up of hazardous material and bodily fluid.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid driver’s license that conforms to provincial or territorial requirements.
Ability to lift/move heavy objects up to 25kg using proper safety procedures.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site

You MUST use the ON-LINE application form. Please note that an e-mail is NOT considered an 'on-line' application for the purposes of this selection process. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is to be noted that it is your responsibility to ensure that, during the life of this selection process, you communicate any changes related to your telephone number or e-mail address.

Personal suitability will be assessed from the time of application.

Please note that one, some or of all of the asset qualifications could be used at the screening phase. It is the candidates' responsibility to demonstrate clearly on their application that they meet the asset qualifications.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.