University of Alberta

Housing Worker

Ancillary Services - Facility Services

Competition No.  -    S103933049
Posting Date  -    Jun 19, 2017
Closing Date  -    Jul 03, 2017
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $32,032 to $42,234 per year
Grade  -    02
Hours  -    37.5

This position has an end date of one year from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at:

Regular work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for five consecutive days within Monday to Sunday. Two consecutive days off will be given during the week.

The Housing Worker provides cleaning, housekeeping and motel/hotel services for students in residence, university summer conference guests and conference guest suites.


  • Cleans and sanitizes washrooms and service centers including sinks, shower stalls, floors, bathtubs, stoves, counter tops, outside of refrigerators, freezers and cabinets, etc.
  • Removes garbage from common areas and washrooms, floors, etc.
  • Vacuums and cleans all surfaces of hallways, stairwells, lounges and lobbies walls, including furniture
  • Performs heavy lifting and moving, such as rearranging and moving furniture for deep cleaning
  • Removes biohazards, sanitizes contaminated areas and cleans up vandalism as required
  • Cleans vacated student residence rooms as required
  • Reports safety and maintenance concerns (e.g. broken equipment, potential injury and health hazards, damage to property, vandalism and graffiti)
  • Provides hotel/motel service during the Summer Conference Season which includes: cleaning guests rooms on a daily basis, supplying towels and linens, cleaning common areas, and washes and folds bed linen, blankets and towels
  • Provides leadership to summer staff
  • Responsible for carpet cleaning and floor stripping/refinishing


  • Minimum Grade 10; High School Diploma preferred
  • Previous experience in a related custodial field
  • Completion of WHMIS, Biohazard Clean Up and Safety and Fire Extinguisher training preferred
  • Good working knowledge of verbal and written English
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, floor care and equipment
  • Ability to work independently and in direct contact with a variety of customers

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.