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Maintenance Worker - Part-time, Permanent
As soon as possible
$24.54 to $28.61 per hour

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 49,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers’ association.

Housed in a modern, well-maintained office setting located close to the Canada Line and other major transit routes, the Federation provides an exceptional working environment where respect, learning, and professional growth are championed and valued.

The role

As a member of the Maintenance Department, the Maintenance Worker provides janitorial, security, first aid and emergency services during weekend daytime hours following clearly prescribed standard practices and procedures.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Sweeps, mops, strips, waxes, and buffs, floors; vacuums carpets; cleans furniture, windowsills, equipment, washes office windows, walls, cleans carpets and upholstery.
  • Empties wastebaskets, etc.; disposes of garbage, shredding, and recycled goods.
  • Cleans and sanitizes washrooms by scrubbing toilets, sinks and fixtures, washing floors, and wiping counters and mirrors; replaces stock of paper towels, toilet paper, paper cups, soap, etc. Cleans workrooms.
  • Provides for the security of the BCTF building by ensuring doors are on security at the appropriate time. Maintains security by responding to security concern calls. Ensures unauthorized persons leave the building by escorting them out or calling the authorities. Upon request, escorts staff to the parking garage.
  • Records alarm calls and responds to computer room temperature alarms. Calls appropriate service providers or contacts.
  • Answers maintenance cellular telephone to respond to BCTF staff, member, tenant, and service provider calls.
  • Follows established procedures to provide appropriate facility service in an emergency situation by contacting appropriate service providers, fire fighters, on-call contacts, etc.
  • Sets up meeting rooms as required by unlocking doors, arranging seating, delivery and set-up of audio‑visual equipment, and/or coffee urns and supplies; returns equipment and/or supplies after use.
  • May be required to assist in moving heavy equipment, supplies, or furniture.
  • Cleans boardrooms/meeting rooms of mugs/supplies from Friday night and Saturday meetings and washes mugs. Makes coffee for meeting attendees.
  • Admits meeting attendees, service and delivery agencies and escorts them to appropriate areas.
  • Works on janitorial projects as required, i.e., pressure washing, gardening.
  • Acts as the First Aid attendant and performs related duties when required.

Required experience

One year experience in janitorial work in an office environment preferred.

Required education/training

  • Completion of Grade 12, plus on the job training, janitorial, building security and emergency services procedures.
  • WHMIS certification, or willingness to acquire WHIMS certification.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 2, or willingness to acquire First Aid Level 2 certification.


  • Flexibility to work additional days and evenings.

Benefits of working at the BC Teachers’ Federation

  • a competitive compensation package
  • employer-subsidized extended health and dental benefits
  • professional development allowance
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • ·on-site parking available/subsidized transit
  • long-term disability
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • a supportive team environment.

Please note, the designated workday and hours for this position are Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and references, not later than 5:00 p.m., February 3, 2023, via the link JP0216-2023-02.

Diversity and Accessibility Statements

The BC Teachers’ Federation is committed to furthering social justice, diversity, decolonization, equity, and inclusion within our community. Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, applicants are encouraged to disclose, on a voluntary basis, whether they self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group, which includes female (and self-identifying women), 2SLGBTQIA+ person, a person of colour, a person who has experienced racism, Aboriginal (Indigenous) person, and/or a person with a disability.

The BCTF strives for compliance with the Accessible British Columbia Act and ensuring our communities are as barrier-free as possible. Applicants requiring an accommodation are encouraged to contact the hiring manager.

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