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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$40,747.20 - $61,131.20 Annually


SC (Greenville Zoo), SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





2/21/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

Brief Description of the Job
Under the direction of the Zoo Administrator, plans, directs, supervises, and implements the maintenance, construction and landscaping operations. Ensures a high standard of workplace safety. Researches quality of and pricing for supplies and products. Reviews work orders and makes assignments as appropriate. Supervises personnel performing maintenance on Zoo grounds and buildings. Works with Zoo management team to plan, develop, and implement Zoo projects. Coordinates work with City departments required for proper execution of Zoo operation functions. Supports a wide range of needs maintenance needs involved in Zoo Operations. Participates in special events and rentals from planning, setup and breakdown.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Oversee Zoo Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Operations (45%): Work directly with the Zoo Administrator and management team to develop exhibit, building and grounds plans. Implement plans by working with Zoo supervisors and staff. Participate in weekly meetings to update and receive feedback on all operations. Diagnose problems related to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or structural and define necessary resources and best methods to perform needed repairs. Coordinate facilities and grounds maintenance work with City departments and vendors, maintain effective relations. Lead general construction projects. Track project expenditures. Oversee landscape maintenance programs. Prepare clear and concise written plans, records and reports.

Supervise Staff (25%): Supervise Zoo facilities and grounds maintenance staff and volunteers. Schedule staff, set work standards, and prioritize and assign work. Monitor and evaluate work activities on a daily basis, providing coaching and mentoring as needed. Document employee performance. As needed, prepare counseling documents and administer disciplinary action. Facilitate the resolution of employee concerns and problems. Ensure that City and department policies as well as applicable law and ordinances are consistently enforced. Provide staff training and professional development. Review and approve general leave as appropriate. Ensure a safe workplace; documenting and reporting any workplace injuries. Ensure accurate timekeeping prior to authorizing timesheets in time keeping software.

Support Zoo Operations (20%): Receive and unload large deliveries for gift shop, concession, animal commissary, education or construction materials and transport to appropriate location. Transport diverse materials to various animal areas. Maintain inventory for all janitorial and maintenance related supplies. Coordinate car and bus parking. Train Zookeeper staff members in the proper use of tools and equipment for maintaining animal exhibits. Chair the Zoo Safety Committee. Organize, document, and evaluate annually required safety drills. Organize and schedule all first aid, CPR, AED and related training and maintain staff records for the same. Ensure clean walkways and restroom facilities; stocked and properly functioning restrooms, and clean picnic areas. Remove dead or dangerous tree limbs. Remove snow and spread ice melt. Oversee the use of herbicides and pesticides used on Zoo grounds. Oversee monthly facilities safety inspection process and enter results.

Plan and Participate in Special Events/Zoo Rentals (10%): Assist in planning large events. Supervise and assist in setting up event structures such as tents, tables, chairs banners, structures, and/or equipment. Participate in events as assigned or schedule maintenance staff as needed. Provide electrical access of adequate amounts to meet various needs. Install banners and signs in strategic locations on the Zoo grounds. Supervise and assist in setting up for Zoo activities including structures and equipment.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate degree in related field preferred.

Experience: Over four years of experience in building/trade construction is required. Experience in horticulture/landscaping is preferred.

Driver`s License Required: Class D South Carolina Driver`s license.

Certifications and Other Requirements: South Carolina Non-Commercial Pesticides License Class 3 within first year of employment. CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications within first year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processes and program/functional areas within the department.

Reading: Advanced Level: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.

Math: Intermediate Level: Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.

Writing: Advanced Level: Ability to write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations, and/or technical and legal documents and correspondence.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Walkie-talkie, backpack blower, bobcat skid steer, excavator, utility vehicles, trucks, vans, lift-truck, air compressor, welder, lawn mower, hedge trimmers, weed eater, chainsaw, electric pneumatic, and battery powered drills, saws, and other power tools; rakes, shovels, hoes, axes, pitch forks, hand-pruners, loppers, and other landscape tools; hammers, screwdrivers, wire-cutters, pliers, fence pliers, tin snips, hack saw, bow saw, mops, mop bucket, brooms, toilet brushes, disinfectants and cleaning product. Computer, Microsoft Office Excel and Word, work management system, CAD, timekeeping system, cell phone.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Maintenance shop, vehicle, and outdoors (exhibit areas and Zoo).

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Weekly exposure to respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperatures and wetness and/or humidity. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards and physical danger or abuse. Occasional exposure to chemical, electrical & fire hazards, and communicable diseases.

Protective Equipment Required: Designated PPEs for restroom cleaning and maintenance work in primate areas. Safety glasses, gloves (rubber and others), ear protection, hard hat, chaps, climbing harness, respirators, welding helmets and apparel, safety vest, safety chaps, and steel-toed boots.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires using hearing and talking. Frequently requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, kneeling, using vision, balancing, and bending. Occasionally requires fine dexterity, sitting, reaching, crawling, pushing/pulling, climbing, foot controls, crouching, and twisting. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 00 up to 20 pounds constantly. Lifting animals, concrete mix, grain sacks, hay bales, lumber, and tents.

Mental Demands
Constantly requires frequent change of tasks. Frequently requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires emergency situations, irregular schedule/overtime, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.

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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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