Housekeeping Attendant

Washington D.C.
$45,768.00 USD per annum, plus benefits
Aug 01, 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Housekeeping Attendant (Anticipatory)

Salary: 45,768.00 USD per annum, plus benefits

Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)

Classification: LE - G2

Location: The Embassy of Canada to the United States

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date for application: 22 August, 2022 at 23:59 UTC/GMT -5:00

How to apply: Send your resume / Curriculum vitae (CV) to The subject of your email should be "Housekeeping Attendant - Washington D.C."

Summary of Duties:

Under the general supervision of the Chancery/OR Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for the below listed duties at the Official Residence and/or Mission.

  • Plans, oversees, and provides regular and official housekeeping and hospitality services. This includes welcoming guests, setting the premises according to standards and serving food and beverages at the Official Residence.  Clean and maintain the private areas of the Official Residence including lavatories, hallways, stairs, entrances, bedrooms and working areas. This includes cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, waxing, polishing and/or ironing, when required, furniture, walls, floors, carpets, baseboards, equipment, desks, doors, door knobs, window sills, silverware and official linens; replenishing dispensers; and watering and maintaining plants. Assist with hospitality and event duties as well as with cleaning duties before and after official events, receptions, and meetings including setting tables, general preparation, cleaning and putting away dishes, cleaning premises and washrooms, etc. Assists with preparation of meals Perform small maintenance tasks such a replacing light bulbs and garbage management. Provide feedback on the use of cleaning products and informs supervisor when items need to be replaced or deeper cleaning is required and should be scheduled. Maintain an inventory of the cleaning supplies and ensures that replenishment of these supplies is carried out on a timely basis by informing the supervisor. Ensures that all doors, windows and shutters are closed and locked when off duty, especially during the absence of occupants, and/or at the end of official events. Performs other duties in cooperation with mission’s cleaning team on an as needed basis.

Area of Selection:

Open to internal and external applicants who are residents of the United States having independent work authorization and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for employment in a foreign mission (US Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents or A, G or NATO-2 category visa-holders) who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the mission will not reimburse relocation costs under any circumstance and that the mission does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.

The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.


Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

*Language will be assessed further during the process. 


Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.

  • Minimum High School Diploma.


  • Working knowledge of English (written and oral)


  • A minimum of 2 years of recent (within last 5 years) work experience in housekeeping.


The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview (online pre-recorded/live or in-person), role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


  • Extensive knowledge of duties related to housekeeping Knowledge of health and safety principles for housekeeping


  • Adaptability/flexibility Integrity Initiative  Discretion Dependability


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional interpersonal relationships  Ability to communicate effectively Ability to organise workflow with minimum supervision

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

  • Experience working for a diplomatic mission.

Operational Requirements:

  • Hours of work: Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 40 hours per week. Your actual hours of work and lunch periods are dependent on the type of position you hold and field of activity in which you are involved. You and your supervisor will determine your precise working hours in advance (most likely 7:30 to 4:30 with an unpaid 60 minutes lunch break).  The successful candidate must be willing to work paid overtime on occasion and when required. 

Conditions of Employment:

Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

- Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.

- Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

- Other conditions of employment: Must have Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions. In this respect, applicants must confirm independent work authorization in the United States (e.g. US Citizen, U.S Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), or specific visa categories (e.g. dependents of Diplomatic and Official Visas holders)) as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission.

Special Request from Mission / Additional Comments:

  • Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s strength is diversity and it has played a key role in Canada’s history and development.  The Embassy values diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce. We offer a competitive salary, generous leave, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability and a retirement savings plan. Please find a summary of our benefits package and information on employment eligibility at Jobs at our offices in the United States.

How to Apply

  • You must send your resume / Curriculum vitae (CV) via email to prior to the closing date. The subject of your email should be "Housekeeping Attendant - Washington D.C." Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion or a picture in your resume / CV nor cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.

Important Notes

  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). The language requirement for this position is identified under the essential qualifications (language). In consequence, the assessment process for this vacancy will be conducted in English. Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder. Reference checks may be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to the United States does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. Before an offer of employment can be made, successful candidates must provide a local residence address as proof of residence in the specified area of selection. This information is necessary to issue a letter of offer. As recently announced by the Government of Canada, the Policy for Mandatory Vaccination: Canada and the Mission Network is suspended as of June 20, 2022. The Government of Canada will continue to assess the need for additional public health measures, including the possible reintroduction of a vaccination mandate at a later date. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. The results of this selection process may also be used to establish one or more pools of fully or partially qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada to the United States which might arise following the completion of this selection process. For Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals, please note that it is your responsibility to enquire with the Canadian Revenue Agency about any possible taxation implications linked to an employment with the Government of Canada.



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