Custodian - Artillery Park (up to 3)

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Job Title:
Custodian - Artillery Park (up to 3)
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Recreation & Leisure Services
Artillery Park
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
$24.53 - $30.21/Hour
Date Posted:
May 24, 2023
Closing Date:
May 31, 2023

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor, Recreation Facilities, the Custodian is responsible for general cleaning duties, pool maintenance, completion of minor repairs and the collection and removal of garbage and recycling within a recreation multiuse facility.
The Custodian performs cleaning and maintenance of all areas of the facility including aquatic center, fitness area, gymnasium, meeting rooms, office area, washrooms/showers/change room facilities, entrance ways and areas surrounding the building and other areas as required.

Responsible for general cleaning duties such as mopping, sweeping, dusting, operating floor care machines and vacuums, shoveling, cleaning windows and other cleaning duties as assigned

Responsible for water testing and pool monitoring as well as HVAC system, pool equipment and pool deck maintenance

Regularly maintain exterior grounds, pick up garbage, remove waste from bins for disposal and ensure entryways and approaches are clear (including snow removal)

Provide courteous and professional customer service

Secure entrances to the facility and monitor building alarms

Responsible for room set-ups, dismantling and clean up

Complete small repairs and maintenance in the building such as painting, changing light bulbs, tubes and ceiling tiles

Use initiative to identify cleaning needs and cleaning improvement opportunities

Assist in inventory control and general auditing of equipment within facility

Ship and receive supplies and equipment, assist in ordering supplies and re-stocking items

Participate in emergency planning activities as required

Participate in training and department meetings

Demonstrate and act in a safe, efficient and respectful manner at all times, ensuring proper safety procedures are followed to ensure accident prevention and health and safety responsibilities are fully met by self and others

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent

1 year experience in pool operation and maintenance or custodial services using a variety of cleaning equipment, such as floor machines, brooms, mops and vacuums

Current Standard First Aid certification

Knowledge of workplace safety standards, the Occupation Health & Safety Act and W.H.I.M.S

Successful candidates would be required to successfully obtain the Certified Pool Operator certification within six (6) months of starting in the Custodian position

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Good mechanical aptitude and knowledge of general maintenance and housekeeping concepts and practices.

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to follow health and safety practices

Demonstrated communication, organizational and time management skills as required to complete duties

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to understand work orders and instructions

Basic knowledge of MS Office Suite - Outlook, Word and Excel

Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as with a team

Ability to perform the essential duties of the job such as bending, climbing, lifting and operating cleaning equipment

Work locations and shifts may vary depending on demand

Able to work day and evening shifts in a seven day week operation

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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