Housing Worker Lead Hand

AS Facility Services

Competition No.  -    S103944443
Posting Date  -    Jan 13, 2021
Closing Date  -    Jan 25, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $40,952 to $54,060 per year
Grade  -    04
Hours  -    40

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Regular work hours are 7:30 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 (Monday to Friday); this position will be required to work on weekends.

Reporting to the Housekeeping Supervisor (HS), the Housing Worker Lead Hand is responsible for assisting the HS in the following four activities: supervision of seventeen full time and varied part time staff; covering the workload of absent staff as required; varied administrative duties including pest control management; move out and move in inspections/Unit Condition Reports (UCRs)

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. This posting may be used to fill multiple positions. 

Please be advised that potential adjustments to job duties may occur as a result of COVID. Current cleaning duties have increased for this position. 


Activity One:  Housekeeping Supervision 30%

  • Following the direction of HS the lead hand is responsible for the supervision of weekend staff including 5 full-time and up to 20 casual employees
  • assists HS with housekeeping schedules and assigning employees to areas for various housekeeping duties
  • ensure that Health and Safety process and procedures are adhered to
  • assist HS conduct comprehensive quality assurance inspections to ensure standards are being achieved
  • assist/maintaining records and submit reports concerning personnel, equipment, supplies and general housekeeping duties
  • perform various personnel functions including assisting with hiring, training and orientation of new staff and maintaining personnel documentation key control
  • assist with managing Pest control
  • assist with monitoring  and training of staff to complete inspections of move out and move in/UCR’s

Activity Two:  Cleaning 50%

  • the HL will provide coverage for staff on vacation or sick leave as required
  • clean biohazards and sanitize contaminated areas
  • remove waste from common areas and washrooms
  • clean and sanitize washrooms thoroughly to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria; sinks, top and bottom surfaces; toilet bowls, inside and would; partition walls; shower stalls, walls, fixtures, floor; bathtubs, inside and out; all vertical surfaces, floors, etc….
  • Clean and sanitize the service centers, kitchens, laundry rooms to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria; sinks; stoves, inside and out; counter tops;  vertical surfaces such as the exterior of appliances, cupboards, walls, etc.; washer and dryers inside and out; microwaves inside and out
  • Report immediately damages and deficiencies which can be hazardous to students or guests such as exposed electrical outlets; burnt out light bulbs, exposed rough surfaces and anything which may result in possible bodily harm or increased damage to the facilities
  • deep cleaning after student move out; this includes rooms and/or common areas which student rooms that have moved out during and at the end of the academic year on an as-required basis, this includes heavy lifting and moving of furniture

Activity Three:   Administrative duties 20%

  • assists HS with filing
  • assist with document preparation such as WCB reports, time sheets,
  • Reviews UCR’s and ensure proper follow up
  • Assist  inventory control and ordering supplies
  • Provides room entry notices when required
  • Conducts move out and move in inspections and completes appropriate administrative documentation
  • Submits work orders as required 


  • Minimum Grade 10; High School Diploma preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of related custodial and housekeeping experience
  • Custodial related supervisory experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience in floor/carpet cleaning and maintenance
  • Ability to work independently and in direct contact with a variety of customers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and familiar with Google Applications

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.