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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Niagara Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Temporary Irregular On-Call
Job Code:
C50616 - Cleaner 2 (COR)
$22.26 - $24.04 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Niagara Detention Centre is seeking an experienced Cleaner to provide cleaning and minor maintenance services for the facility.

Note: This is irregular on-call with 0-40 hours per week

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Perform physical cleaning services in all areas of the institution such as operating heavy duty industrial cleaning equipment
• Use platform lifts as well as lift and move office equipment and furniture to allow for cleaning
• Perform waste management duties, including lifting and disposing garbage and recycling
• Maintain premises by cleaning, mopping, vacuuming, dusting offices, corridors, washing woodwork and tiles, walls and ceilings, removing graffiti, cleaning inside windows, light fixtures and vents, removing wax and finishing floors, cleaning washrooms and replenishing supplies
• Perform general services such as unloading supplies from trucks, locking doors, switching off utilities, and reporting defective equipment
• Maintain records and security of cleaning supplies used, and requesting supervisor to requisition replacement supplies as needed
• Supervise, instruct, and train select inmate helpers in performing cleaning tasks

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have demonstrated knowledge of and experience with industrial cleaning methods/processes
• You are experienced in the safe and proper operation of industrial cleaning equipment, machines and materials (i.e. floor polishers, vacuum cleaners, tools to perform required duties)
• You have knowledge of health and safety (including WHMIS and relevant legislation and regulations) for safe handling of chemical solutions and ensuring safe cleaning processes
• You have demonstrated ability to understand and comply with corporate policies and protocols in order to work within institutional security practices and procedures (such as maintain safety and security of the work area, other staff, and inmate helpers)

Problem-Solving Skills

Problem-Solving Skills
• You can determine appropriate method and material for various cleaning tasks and coordinate daily priorities
• You are able to recognize when equipment needs maintenance or repair as well as report supplies shortages
• You can identify security and workplace hazards so that corrective action can be prompt and report problems to the supervisor when necessary

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You are able to supervise and instruct select inmate helpers in cleaning duties
• You can convey information about the use and storage of cleaning products and equipment
• You can maintain records of supplies
• You can alert staff and inmates of caution where cleaning is taking place

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 1355 Uppers Ln, Thorold, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, November 27, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • C-CL-154048/20
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 11, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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