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Caretaker - 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - Sunday to Thursday

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Competition Number: J1121-0566
Position Title: Caretaker - 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - Sunday to Thursday
Employee Group: Support Staff - CUPE Local 229
Job Category: Facilities and Physical Plant
Department or Area: Area Nine - Custodial
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Salary: $16.54/Hour
Hours per Week: 37.5
Job Type: Permanent (Continuing)
Shift: 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - Sunday to Thursday
Number Of Positions: 3
Date Posted: November 16, 2021
Closing Date: December 1, 2021

COVID 19 On-Campus Requirements

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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.

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Job Summary

Position: Caretaker
Openings: 3
Status: Continuing Appointment (37.5 hours/week)
Closing Date: December 1, 2021
Rate of Pay: $16.54
Shifts: Sunday to Thursday – 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m

Caretaker Job Opportunity
People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and do research at Queen’s University. The Custodial Support Services Team in Facilities supports their success by providing a clean, safe, and healthy environment. But that is not all! The Custodial Support Services Team 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.

Facilities is now hiring three (3) Continuing Caretakers to join the Custodial Support Services Team. Successful applicants will work Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and will be assigned to one of the following Caretaker Specialist Teams:

Yellow Team: Primarily clean student learning areas such as, classrooms/auditoriums, non-research labs, research labs and libraries.
Green Team: Primarily clean public and common areas, such as elevators, stairs, cafeterias and hallways.
Project Team: Primarily preform extractions and floor restoration, replace old or broken essential items (i.e. lightbulbs) and complete dusting on very high areas.

In addition to competitive wages that increase with service, Caretakers who work the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift receive 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
• Support Facilities mission to proudly build, maintain and improve campus facilities to create a safe and welcoming environment in support of teaching, learning and research
• Embrace the values of Facilities: Professional, Respectful and Responsible, Integrity, Dependable, Effective and Efficient

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent is preferred, but not required
• Ability to speak, read and write in basic English (Level 4 Canadian Language Benchmark for applicants whose first language is not 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 view of others
• 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 above-noted duties.*

Major Responsibilities:
• Maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment in and near assigned buildings
• Sweep, vacuum, dust-mop, damp-mop, spot clean, wash walls and remove garbage in the following areas:
• Vestibules/Entrances
• Lobbies
• Corridors
• Elevators
• Escalators
• Stairwells (Primary & Secondary)
• Cafeterias
• Move furniture
• Operate a variety of floor machinery

*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.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

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 Peoples, 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

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