Relief Custodian

Job Summary

Location: Nahanni Butte
Department: Dehcho District Education Council
Job ID: 21285
Salary: $27,019 - $32,282
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Dec 8, 2021


This posting has been amended to add the vaccination policy

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Nahanni Butte.

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information


The Relief Custodian reports to the Principal, and cleans and cares for the facility and equipment of the School. The Relief Custodian is responsible for ensuring that the school environment is maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner. Maintaining these responsibilities will help to ensure the health, safety and security of students, staff and members of the public. This will have a direct impact on the ability of students to have a successful learning experience and on the ability of teachers to provide instruction in a positive learning environment. Maintaining a dean and orderly environment will also provide students and staff with a sense of pride in their school and help to role model appropriate behaviors. 

The incumbent requires an understanding of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, products and equipment. The incumbent must be able to read and understand labels and instructions, particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products. The incumbent must be able to work under little supervision. The incumbent requires knowledge of the goals, objectives and operations of the school as well as the local people and cultures of the community. The ability to speak the local Indigenous language is a definite asset. 
The following knowledge, skills and ability are required to perform this role: 
•    Understanding of cleaning procedures, chemicals, products and equipment
•    Ability to read and understand labels and instructions, particularly in the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products
•    Able to work under little supervision
•    Effective decision making skills
•    Effective problem solving skills
•    Effective time management skills
•    Effective verbal communication skills
•    Knowledge of the goals, objectives and operations of the DEC
•    Knowledge of local culture and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
•    Maintain strict confidentiality
•    Ability to speak a local aboriginal language is an asset

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The completion of Grade 10 and related experience; the completion of a WHMIS course. Equivalencies may be considered. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602  100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The successful candidate will be required to comply with the GNWT's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which can be found here:


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21285         

Closing Date: December 08, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $25.98 per hour to $31.04 per hour (approximately $50, 661 - $60, 528.) plus a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance of $9.99 per hour.