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Casual Staff Employment

General Information

Casual staff are hired as per CUPE 1858 Article 13.01. Casual employees accrue seniority hours and are eligible to contribute to the pension plan. Assignments are based on qualifications and availability. All casual employees must complete WHMIS, a Health and Safety Orientation and a Human Rights information session after being hired.

Clerical Staff

Individuals interested in being considered for the casual clerical list must submit their resume for consideration to Kristina Stowe. All clerical casual staff will have an interview and skills testing if necessary. If successful on these components, reference checks are then completed. Originals of credentials must be provided if hired. 

*Please Note, applications to the casual clerical list are not being accepted at this time. Notice will be posted here when the list has reopened.*

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation
  • Applied Business Technology or secretarial training (1 year program) or equivalent experience
  • Within the last five years, a minimum of two years recent, relevant secretarial/clerical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 50 wpm typing speed (documented test from an accredited institute)
  • A high level of expertise with MS Word, Access, Excel and Outlook (most recent version)
  • Ability to respond to assignments on short notice

Preferred Skills:

  • Reception experience
  • Additional software programs (please specify)
  • Knowledge of, and experience, working in a post-secondary environment
  • Three years recent, relevant secretarial/clerical experience

Bus Drivers

Kristina Stowe maintains the casual list for Bus Drivers at VIU. If you are interested in being considered for casual employment as a bus driver, please email your resume directly to Kristina.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Completed Driver Responsibility Form available at VIU Health and Safety Services
  • Class 4 (unrestricted) BC Driver’s License
  • Current copy of driving abstract (should be emailed directly from ICBC to safety@viu.ca)
  • Current resume 

Building Maintenance and Labour

Please email the Facilities department to submit a resume or for information on casual labourers; casual building maintenance workers; casual grounds crews. A request for snow/ice removal workers is posted annually.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be physically fit, as work requires the performance of duties resulting in physical fatigue caused by almost continuous moderate physical activity and intermittent periods of heavy physical activity
  • Job requires frequent exposure to major undesirable and disagreeable conditions as outdoor tasks may be completed in severe weather 
  • Safety footwear (CSA Standard) required
  • Suitable personal clothing and accessories must be supplied as necessary for the duties and weather conditions
  • Must be willing to be called-out to work on short notice any time during the night or early morning

Campus Store

The campus store maintains a casual list for cashiers for rush periods. Please submit your resume directly to manager, Mike Thibodeau

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma plus additional courses in sales, customer service, and /or merchandising and display
  • One to three years recent related retail experience, including selling, product displays, merchandising and cashiering
  • Demonstrated superior front-line service and sales skills
  • Fast and accurate cashier skills using a computerized POS system and business math skills
  • Intermediate level word processing proficiency
  • Proficient computer skills including spreadsheets
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume, service oriented retail sales environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • This position requires some physical labour including standing for five to seven hours and the ability to move boxes or carts

Cafeteria

The cafeteria maintains a casual list for Food Service workers. Please submit your resume directly to manager, Marcus Molfenter.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or some high school plus additional training of less than one year
  • Customer service or sales training
  • One to three years of directly related recent experience including serving or bartending, plus cashiering on a computerized POS System
  • Demonstrated excellent front-line customer service and sales skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume food service environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle volume fluctuations daily and annually
  • Ability to stand for five to seven hours daily and to lift and move boxes, carts and trays
  • FoodSafe Level I and Serving It Right

The cafeteria maintains a casual list for Campus Catering workers. Please submit your resume directly to manager, Marcus Molfenter.

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation as well as FoodSafe and Serving It Right Certification
  • Three years’ experience in customer service, with 6-12 months catering, serving and bartending experience
  • Minimum six months experience in cashier skills on a computerized POS System
  • The incumbent must have proven effective written and verbal communication skills with strong organizational skills
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-volume food service environment
  • The incumbent must be able to stand for five to seven hours daily and to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Preferred: a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a confirmed satisfactory record

If you are a VIU employee looking to hire casual staffing, please visit this resource webpage and fill out the 'Request a Casual Employee' form.

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