Caretaker
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Caretaker (req5082)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Custodial Operations
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term, up to 6 months, with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent
Employment Group: CUPE 1975
Shift: Friday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm OR Thursday - Monday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $15.56 - 18.67 per hour (Facility Services/Phase 1). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 10/16/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 2

Primary Purpose: To provide proactive cleaning services to the University of Saskatchewan campus with a focus on exceeding the expectations of students, faculty, research, administration, and visitors.

Nature of Work: Directly reporting to the Assistant Managers, Custodial Operations, this position provides proactive cleaning services to the University of Saskatchewan campus. This position is expected to be self-motivated and able to take initiative to improve relationships, process, and issues when they arise. This position will work productively, both on an independent and team-oriented basis, while ensuring cleaning standards are being met. As this position is customer-focused and front-facing, it is expected that care and attention will be put into greeting the customers and addressing concerns or requests that are brought up. As this position may work in areas where there is access to sensitive, personal and/or confidential materials, it is required that discretion, confidentiality and respect for those departments and clients is exercised. Must be able to work in close contact with various animals, loose fur and hair. The work involves heavy physical labour and working safely with cleaning agents and solvents. With appropriate notice the shift is subject to change.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Performs cleaning tasks as assigned, included but not limited to cleaning washrooms (and all related fixtures), common areas, class rooms, medical areas, cleaning floors, use of dry and wet mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, automatic scrubbing machines and other related equipment; provides cleaning services in all areas as required to cover absences of other caretaking staff; reports building deficiencies; secures the building after hours; provides efficient, courteous customer service to the university community and visiting public when circumstances require.

Qualifications
Education: Completion of Grade 10. Completion of Grade 12 will be considered an asset. A current acceptable criminal record check is required. This position may have to work at InterVac and employment is subject to successfully meeting strict security and confidentiality requirements.

Experience: Caretaking and/or cleaning experience in an institutional setting will be considered an asset. Experience working safely with chemicals and power cleaning equipment. Customer and teamwork experience essential.

Skills: Basic English reading, verbal and written communication skills at the appropriate level for the position; effective interpersonal and communication skills; customer oriented; familiarity with the appropriate power equipment; attention to detail; ability to work well independently and with others as part of a team; demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tasks and work environments; physical requirements such as being able to lift and move 30 lbs, and standing, walking, bending, moving for extended periods of time; and time management skills.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.