Facilities Custodial/Grounds Staff – Part Time/Full Time

Facilities Custodial/Grounds Staff - Part Time

Position:   Facilities Custodial/Grounds Staff – Part Time

Reports to: Facilities Director

Coordinates with:  All Departments 

Summary of Responsibilities:

This individual must be a highly motivated individual responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Zoo grounds and buildings and must be an on hand team player. Must be able to work in all weather conditions. Assists with various infrastructure projects and works closely with Facilities team and contracted service companies. Communicates well and works well in a vision driven organization. Must be logical and be able to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems and address them appropriately. This high energy individual enjoys challenging tasks and fast paced environment.

  • Assist the Zoo in fostering an appreciation of wildlife and their habitats that will inspire active participation in conservation.
  • Assist management in ensuring safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all areas of the operation of the Zoo.
  • Be available as per business needs.
  • Follow and adhere to all policies and procedures and safety protocols for the department and the Zoo. 
  • Adhere to proper dress attire at all times.
  • Responsible for maintaining zoo grounds and keeping all zoo facilities clean and in safe condition on a daily operational basis
  • Must assist with storm cleanup (i.e. snow removal, leaf removal, etc.)
  • May be assigned other duties by directors (i.e. painting, scraping, small odds jobs such as light bulb changing)
  • Assisting with pest control and removal 
  • Assist in the preventive maintenance for equipment, and utilities of the Zoo and all the offices and service areas.
  • Excellent maintenance, grounds and custodial practices in all areas of the Zoo including offices and service areas ensuring cleanliness, orderliness and functional condition of the building, grounds and all other facilities.
  • Be aware of supplies, spare parts and other consumable items for the use of the department needs are to be reordered or reported to Facilities Director for reordering.
  • Submits ideas to improve efficiency to achieve Departments goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Comply with all safety and operational standards established by the Government and the AZA.
  • Responsible for doing daily inspections of areas of responsibility and prioritizing the necessary custodial maintenance, taking into consideration that safety is first.
  • Completes tasks requested in a timely and professional manner to ensure the best possible operation and appearance of the Zoo. 
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Department Directors 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and maintenance manuals.
  • To treat with confidentiality all information entrusted or known by you regarding guests, animals, business, employees, volunteers, incidents and any other sensitive information. 
  • Communicate effectively with both adults and children in both group and individual settings. Greet guests and exercise professionalism at all times.

Education: High school diploma/ equivalent is required 

Identification: Two forms of official valid identification are required. Ability to pass criminal background and child abuse clearance is required.

Work Experience: Custodial, grounds & maintenance 

This position will require occasional on-call for emergency clean-ups within the facility or for external emergency natural disasters that require the immediate man power.

Salary: 15.00 to 16.00 hourly

Facilities Custodial/Grounds Application