Job Posting – Caretaker, Residences J0720-1038 – Term – July 31, 2020

Job Title: Caretaker, Residences 8am-4pm (includes weekends) – Term
Competition Number: J0720-1038
Appointment Type: Term
Weekly Hours: 37.5
Number of Openings: 4
Closing Date: August 5th, 2020
Department: Student Affairs >> Residences >> 18120
Rate of Pay: $16.30/Hour
Shift Details: Other
Union Group: Support Staff – CUPE Local 229

About Queen’s University
Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Come work with us!

Job Summary
Queen’s is a residential university with ~95% of the student population coming from outside of Kingston. More than 90% of first-year students live in residence (residence is guaranteed for first-years). Queen’s is home to students from more than 100 countries and a number of upper-year, graduate and professional, exchange and transfer students. Queen’s has seventeen student residences, each with a unique and thriving community. For one-third of the year, Event Services, Residences and Hospitality Services operates and supports a thriving conference business providing a critical source of revenue to the university. Our facilities team plays a crucial role in supporting both the academic year and conference season by providing a clean, safe, and healthy environment. Our facilities staff also plays an important role as ambassadors for the university. Their daily contact with students, faculty, staff and visitors helps the university to be a welcoming and friendly place.
Residences (Housing & Ancillary Services) is now hiring full-time continuing Caretakers to join the Facilities Team. Caretakers perform a range of cleaning duties and work various shifts and work weeks. In addition to competitive wages that increase with service, Caretakers may be eligible for shift premiums and a wide range of other employee programs such as; pension, benefits, work wear, tuition support, childcare support plan, and a variety of other work/life wellness programs. Further information can be found on the human resources website:
If you have the qualities of a successful Caretaker and meet the minimum qualifications, take the first step and apply now!

Job Description

Successful Caretakers:

  • Follow all appropriate safety practices
  • Show good work habits
  • Commit to client satisfaction – you care that your work is done well
  • Respect diversity and promote inclusion in our workplace
  • Learn and practice new skills
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Are courteous and caring while creating a safe and welcoming environment for members of the university community, conference organizers, students and guests
  • Embrace our values: Professional, Respectful and Responsible, Integrity, Dependable, Effective and Efficient

Minimum Qualifications

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent with the ability to read and write in English
  • Willingness and ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Mechanical skills to clean and set-up equipment like a floor cleaning machine
  • Must be willing and able to work in a team environment that respects the point of views of others
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to work with people at all levels (e.g., front line staff managers, senior administrators, etc.)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be physically capable of performing the job duties noted below.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Daily cleaning and maintaining of residence buildings in a homelike environment during the academic year including cleaning rooms, halls, stairwells, kitchens, common rooms and washrooms and during conference season, which also includes bed making;
  • Clean and sanitize washrooms, fixtures and fittings;
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets and upholstery;
  • Sweep, dust-mop and damp mop all floor surfaces;
  • Strip, seal, wax and spray buff all floors;
  • Operate a variety of floor machinery;
  • Collect garbage, clean glass and walls and move furniture;
  • Report losses, damages, repairs and infractions of residence regulations;
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment in the residence buildings

*The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability.

Application Instruction:
Please use the Queen’s University online job posting system that can be accessed on the Human Resources website to apply directly to this position. All CUPE 229 employees who require help submitting their application are encouraged to come to Human Resources in Fleming Hall where an HR representative will guide them through the application process.

The University thanks all who express an interest in this position and advises that only those deemed qualified and selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal/indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/ permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada; OR, I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.