Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Lead Grounds Maintenance Worker. We have one, full-time, benefitted positions open.
PRIORITY DATE: February 28, 2023
Coordinates and leads the day-to-day activities of subordinate staff by performing the essential duties and responsibilities outlines below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan, schedule, coordinate and participate in the day-to-day work assignments for laborer involved in ongoing projects.
- Direct and perform activities including garbage removal, litter removal and event setup.
- Lead others and operate equipment including: power saw, power blower, dump truck, pressure washers, sweepers, hammers, saws, axes, drills, shovels.
- Instruct new employees on the use of tools and equipment, custodial and cleaning techniques and expectations, provides expert advice, and assist in the performance review process as requested by the supervisor.
- Prepare personnel and equipment records; prepare field and weekly reports.
- Repair and maintain equipment and tools; order and pick up supplies.
- Assist in coordinating jobs with skilled trades.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pick up trash, sweep floors, dust, wash, disinfect, vacuum, and perform other tasks to keep areas clean.
- Perform routine custodial work on a comfort station route.
- Assist in the installation, repair, and maintenance of chain link fences, backstops, benches, signs and bleachers.
- Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as to work and collaborate as a team member.
- Availability to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
- Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from an accredited two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Valid US driver's license required.
- Other pertinent licenses may be required.
Basic computer skills preferred: ability to access online timesheet and receive and send email.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to variable weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid WA driver's license with a safe driving history. A criminal background check, driving record review, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment tuberculosis test will be required of the selected applicant. This role is not remote. Successful applicants must live and work in Washington State to perform this role.
- As of November 24, 2021, employees working on or accessing zoo grounds are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by your first day of employment.
- People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
- Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
PRIORITY DATE: February 28, 2023
Pay: $30.25 per hour
Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Resume and cover letter is required.
Woodland Park Zoo is pleased to offer a comprehensive program of group benefits to help maintain your and your family’s health and wellbeing. These include:
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- 11 paid holidays, 2 personal holidays
- Vacation and sick accrual
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Free zoo membership that includes zoo admission and discounts
- 4 complimentary tickets per year plus other discounts and perks
- Free staff parking
- Working for an organization that cares about wildlife conservation!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.