The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$17.32 - $19.50 / hour

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Facilities Management at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for Full-time Custodian positions.

Classification: IUOE, Level 4 Position (more than 1 position available)
Rate of Pay: $17.32 per hour (Step Progression: $17.32 to $19.50)
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process: If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. We will begin reviewing applications after November 3rd, 2023.

What you'll do


To contribute to the effective operation of the Custodial Division of the Facilities Management Department of Mount Saint Vincent University by maintaining a clean, sanitary and attractive appearance of campus buildings and facilities. This is accomplished by performing cleaning and maintenance duties in a professional, efficient, proactive and safe manner within the policies and procedures as established by the Department and University. Responsibilities include: daily cleaning of designated areas; recyclable and garbage collection; floor and carpet care; floor maintenance and refinishing; and setting up, moving or dismantling of furniture. The incumbent is also responsible for: snow and ice removal around entrances; cleaning and minor maintenance of custodial equipment; and other duties as directed by the department.

What you'll need


The successful candidate will possess a Grade XII education and have a minimum of two years' of recent custodial experience, or an equivalent combination. You're also a team player with the ability to perform all duties of the position, communicate effectively and demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in ongoing training. A positive attitude, adaptability, initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision are essential. Possession of WHMIS certification and experience in the use of industrial cleaning equipment and chemicals is considered an asset. Flexibility in scheduling is a must as these positions require evening & weekend shift work.

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.