ISS accepts applications on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in working for ISS, please download and complete the ISS Applicant Questionnaire and submit it along with your resume and covering letter, using one of the following methods:
Fax: (780) 492-8637
Mail: 2-60 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2T4
We screen all resumes on a weekly basis and conduct interviews as the need arises. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you by telephone or email to arrange a meeting time. You will also be required to complete a software skills assessment (Microsoft Word & Excel) and a typing test and must supply a list of two recent work-related references.
Due to the large volume of resumes received, we are not able to interview and test all applicants. Resumes are retained in an active file for three months.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am interested in joining Interim Staffing Solutions; can I contact someone to arrange an appointment/interview?
When screening resumes, we do our best to select those which best align with our current needs. Resumes are screened and interviews conducted on a regular basis. Unfortunately due to the high volume of incoming resumes, we are only able to meet with those we select for an interview.
- What temporary positions are available and what are the qualifications needed to perform this work?
University departmental needs vary widely in type from junior clerical duties to senior administrative responsibilities. Examples of typical roles include Administrative Assistant; Receptionist; File Clerk; Special Events Assistant; Bookkeeping Assistant; General Office Clerk.
- Are there opportunities for part-time work?
The majority of placement requests are for full time hours (35 hours/week). As such, we will not hire employees who are only willing to work part-time hours.
- If I were hired to join ISS, will you find work for me right away?
Once you are hired to work for ISS we immediately start considering you for upcoming assignments on campus. Typically we are able to place our available employees in assignments year-round. However, we are not able to guarantee continuous work throughout the year as we are unable to predict how much work will be available at any given time. As an employee, the more flexible you are (if you are available full time, willing to work in any type of administrative capacity and any rate within our set wage range), the more likely we will be able to consistently find work for you.
- What are the typical hours of work?
The standard University of Alberta hours of work are Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 4:30, September to April and from 8:00 - 4:00, May to August. A one hour unpaid lunch is typically taken between 12:00 - 1:00.
- What is the typical length of a temporary assignment?
Assignment lengths vary from three hours to 12 months.
- What is the average hourly pay?
The rate of pay varies depending on the duties and responsibilities of each position.
- Are ISS employees eligible for benefits?
ISS employees are not eligible to participate in the University of Alberta extended benefits plan. Vacation is paid out at 4% on top of the regular base rate. ISS employees are entitled to a University ID "ONEcard" which offers a variety of on-campus services including access to the University of Alberta Van Vliet Fitness Centre; acts as a University of Alberta library card; and serves as a "Staff LRT Program" offering LRT travel between South Campus and Churchill Square station seven days a week.