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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 up to five temporary, part-time, non-benefited positions to be filled in support of Woodland Park Zoo's re-opening and Summer season.

What you’ll do:

  • Create an inviting space for guests and employees through:
    • Routine custodial work on comfort stations.
    • Indoor and/or outdoor litter control and cleaning tasks.
    • Picking up trash, sweeping floors, dusting, washing, disinfecting, vacuuming, and other tasks to keep areas clean.
    • Operating hand held scrubbers and polishers.
  • 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, shovels and scythes.
    • Perform minor adjustments 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; clean ditches, sewers and storm drains.
    • 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.
    • Perform minor repairs or adjustments, lubrication and safety checks on trucks and trailers.
  • 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 temporary, part-time, non-benefited opportunity and your work schedule will be determined with your supervisor.
  • Shifts may include weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • You'll be supporting us during the zoo’s re-opening and Summer season.

What you bring:

  • Strong work ethic.
  • Willing to take direction and perform detail oriented, occasionally repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as to work and collaborate as a team member.
  • A valid WA driver’s license and a safe driving history.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and our Core Values.

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

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid US 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 is optional, but strongly recommended.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

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.

 
Pay Rate $21.72 per hour  
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.
 

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