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Caretaker (Non Firemans)

Openings: Up to 5 

Type of Posting: External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: September 22, 2022

Closing Date: November 20, 2022

Profession: Labourers & Equipment Operators 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Spareboard 

Job ID: 734 

Position Summary

This position performs heavy duty cleaning and general facility maintenance in various recreation centers, City Hall and Engineering and Works Yard facilities. This position is under the general supervision of the Foreman of Facilities Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform all required facility janitorial duties.
  • Monitor boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, air handling equipment and reports any mechanical problems to supervisor.
  • Perform minor building maintenance and repairs.
  • Ensure chemical-based cleaning agents are handled, applied and stored safely according to health and safety requirements.
  • Respond to facilities-related service requests that include but are not limited to furniture moves, room set up, and receiving deliveries.
  • Ensure general building maintenance and cleaning records are up to date and accurate, including recording shift activities.
  • Perform low-pressure boiler checks following standards as outlined in the Saskatchewan Boiler Act and Regulations.
  • Perform general grounds maintenance including sweeping, collecting litter, and snow removal.
  • Ensure equipment and supplies are attended to and accounted for and stock levels are adequate.
  • Ensure assigned facility and offices are maintained and secure.
  • Follow rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Education & Experience

  • Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this position are obtained through completion of Grade Ten (10) or GED equivalent, combined with caretaking experience.
  • Will be required to obtain certification on the one-man lift (Recreation Facilities).
  • Work assignments will be determined subject to qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of janitorial work to perform routine caretaking services efficiently and effectively.
  • Knowledge of safe handling and storage techniques for various chemical-based cleaning agents.
  • Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Saskatchewan Boiler Act and Regulations.
  • Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual.
  • Ability to maintain offices and buildings in a clean and satisfactory condition.
  • Ability to perform various mechanical system and boiler checks adhering to standards as outlined in the Saskatchewan Boiler Pressure Safety Act and other relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance and janitorial equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and responsibly with coworkers, City of Regina staff at all levels of the organization, elected officials and the general public.
  • Ability to physically perform caretaking duties including lifting, bending, stooping, climbing ladders and working at heights.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work assignments, demonstrating sound judgement and decision-making skills in all situations including during emergencies.

Working/Other Conditions

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and have the means and ability to travel within the City of Regina (kilometer reimbursement is provided).
  • Must complete a criminal record check.
  • Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position.
  • This position will be required to work shift work.

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: Financial Strategy & Sustainability 

Department: Land, Real Estate & Facilities 

Hourly Salary: Base wage for this position is $16.92 per hour, however candidates will be paid for work performed at $19.54 per hour (non Fireman's rate) (2021 rates).

Annual Salary: $40,442 - $48,473


The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at