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Grounds Laborer (Temporary) 

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This is your opportunity to join Woodland Park Zoo as a Grounds Laborer with the Facilities Team! There are five temporary, part-time, non-benefited positions available.

What you’ll do:

  • Create an inviting space for guests and employees through:
  • Routine custodial work in public restrooms and other guest or staff areas. This includes cleaning toilets and related spills. Proper personal protective equipment will be provided.
  • Indoor and/or outdoor litter control and cleaning tasks.
  • Picking up trash, sweeping floors, dusting, washing walls and windows, disinfecting, vacuuming, cleaning light fixtures, and other tasks to keep areas clean.
  • Cleaning, waxing, polishing floors, and operating hand-held scrubbers or polishers.
  • Sweeping outside areas and sidewalks.
  • Perform routine manual work in a variety of indoor and outdoor work areas.
  • Provide manual assistance to other workers and use various types of hand and small power tools such as hammer, saws, axes, drills, seedeaters, backpack blowers, and shovels.
  • Perform minor adjustments, basic maintenance, and repairs to various types of hand and small power equipment.
  • Set out flares, traffic control devices and provides work site protection, as directed.
  • Manually dig trenches, fence post holes, and other holes using hand tools.
  • Assist in the installation, repair, and maintenance of chain link fences, backstops, benches, signs and bleachers.
  • Load and unload materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Drive pickup trucks, sedans, and other small motorized vehicles in connection with manual work activities.
  • Assist in set-ups, room arrangements, and office relocations such as in the set up and removal of chairs, risers, portable turnstiles, and flooring.

When we’ll need you:

  • This is a full-time opportunity and your work schedule will be determined with your supervisor.
  • Shifts begin as early as 5:30am and may go as late 10:30pm.
  • The zoo is open seven days a week and shifts may include weekends and holidays.

What you bring:

  • Strong work ethic.
  • Willing to take direction and perform detail oriented, occasionally repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and collaborate/work together with the team.
  • A valid WA driver’s license and a safe driving history.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating or maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. You'll also need to be able to write routine reports.
  • Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and computing rate, ratio, or percent.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and our Core Values.

Physical demands and work environment for this position:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.
  • Regularly lift or move up to 35 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 75 pounds.
  • This role requires a considerable amount of walking zoo grounds and standing. Kneeling, crouching, or crawling are frequently required to perform tasks.
  • Regular exposure to outdoor weather conditions, typical office environments, and noise from guests.
  • Occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts; work in high or precarious places; biohazardous bodily wastes; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; vibration; and risk of electrical shock.   

Want to know more? Read the full job description here!

Pay: $21.72 per hour

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid WA driver's license. A criminal background check, driving record review, and pre-employment physical will be required of the selected applicant(s).

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Resume/work history is required when applying. Cover letter optional and preferred.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FAC-20-00009  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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