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Custodian/Housekeeper, Physical and Environmental Resources

Closing Date: 
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12pm
Full Time
Posting status: 

This is a replacement of an existing position

Reporting to the Supervisor, Custodial and Housekeeping Services, you will be responsible for providing custodial services for University facilities, including regular cleaning, custodial maintenance and sanitation of common areas of residences, rooms and buildings, cafeteria and gymnasium including the interior building surfaces, fixtures, furnishings and fittings contained within these facilities.  You will provide heavier cleaning and sanitation of resident dorms when not occupied or on request (e.g. floors, walls, fabrics).   You will also be responsible for a high quality of upkeep and detailing of residence accommodation, lounges, hallways, entranceways and University houses.

You will be responsible for the physical appearance and cleanliness of assigned areas, ensuring they are maintained in accordance with applicable department, statutory codes and regulations, and for promoting the professional image presented by the University.

To be well suited for this position you will be able to: use equipment and materials related to the duties; work independently and as part of a team; communicate effectively with internal and external clients; apply general knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in the work performed and perform physical aspects of the work.

Required qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation certificate , or equivalent
  • One (1) year experience performing related duties in an institutional environment and completion of a recognized Custodial certificate course, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license in the province of BC

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications

Position is regular full-time working 37.5 hours per week, the successful candidate must have the ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends. This is a CUPE Local 3886 Bargaining Unit position and the hourly rate is $17.71 and the university is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package. 

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to:

Competition # 12-085-C0028
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C.   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on October 16, 2012 and will close on October 30, 2012, however the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.
RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe PDF format.

Note: While RRU values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.

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