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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$30,368.00 - $44,033.60 Annually


150 Cleveland Park Drive - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
As assigned on a rotating basis, functions in the role of ticket booth attendant, gift shop attendant, and concession attendant at the City of Greenville Zoo. Provides outstanding customer service to Zoo patrons by answering questions, providing information about Zoo attractions, providing directions, and resolving minor issues; escalates complex issues as needed. Operates cash register and receives payment from customers in cash or credit card; accurately counts and provides change when applicable. Performs shift opening and closing duties including, balancing cash register, taking inventory and restocking supplies. Cleans, sterilizes, and maintains assigned area of operation in compliance with the City of Greenville, and the Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) policies/procedures and regulations. Assists with special projects and events as assigned. Maintains and implements Zoo safety protocols and procedures as required. Attends Zoo and City training as needed to maintain current knowledge base regarding Zoo/City safety.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Perform Customer Service: In assigned area (ticket booth, gift shop or concessions) provide excellent customer service by greeting patrons, answering questions, providing information about Zoo attractions, providing directions, and resolving minor issues; escalate complex issues as needed. Perform shift opening and closing duties including, balancing cash register, taking inventory and restocking supplies as needed. Operate cash register and receive payments from Zoo patrons in cash or credit card; accurately count and provide change when applicable. When assigned to ticket booth, sell and collect tickets for the City of Greenville Zoo. When assigned to gift shop, sell merchandise to customers in person and via phone sales; restock, arrange, and straighten displays, process incoming shipments of products; package and ship orders as needed; conduct inventory. When assigned to concessions stand, prepare and serve food and beverages in accordance with City and DHEC policies and safety regulations; bus and sanitize the tables and dining area of the concession stand regularly; operate and maintain food and drink machines. 60%

Maintain Cleanliness: Maintain cleanliness of assigned area according to department and DHEC policies and regulations. Clean mobility equipment (e.g., strollers, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters) for rental to customers. Clean and sanitize utensils, countertops, and all food prep areas and machinery using disinfectant cleaning agents (e.g., bleach). Wash hands frequently throughout each shift. Remove expired/unusable perishable items from refrigerators, freezers and other storage areas daily. Ensure clutter-free/safe walkways for patrons by sweeping and mopping each assigned area daily. Maintain clean and attractive seating around the concession area by removing all trash and cleaning trash receptacles as needed, daily. 20%

Assist with Special Projects & Events: Participate in and assist with special events held by the City of Greenville Zoo during regular operating hours, as well as, after hours as assigned. Set-up and break-down event areas and/or items. Gather, assemble and disseminate promotional products for and during special events.

Maintain Zoo Safety Protocols: Ensure patron safety by maintaining up-to-date knowledge regarding the City of Greenville Zoos safety standards, policies, and procedures. Implement appropriate Zoo safety protocols and procedures, including the Greenville Zoo Animal Escape Plan, Lost Child/Adult Procedure, First Aid, and various City policies/procedures accordingly. Attend Zoo and City of Greenville trainings as needed to maintain current knowledge base regarding Zoo/City safety. 10%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
At least six months of experience in a customer service related position.
First Aid, Child and Adult CPR, and AED certification within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience operating a cash register.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Point of sale systems.

Ability to:
Communicate basic information to the public in a respectful and knowledgeable manner.
Work cooperatively with other team members in order to achieve results.
Properly clean and sanitize all work areas.
Accurately make change, process, and account for monies and receipts by making basic mathematical calculations, including processing credit and debit card payments.
Conduct and maintain accurate inventory counts.
Utilize specialized point of sale, inventory management, and ticketing system(s) as well as associated equipment.
Read basic communication using common two or three syllable words.
Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
Operate radio, vehicle, various concession machines, and basic hand tools (screwdriver, box cutter, hammer, broom, mop, etc.).
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Concessions, gift shop, and/or ticket booth (Zoo grounds).

Protective Equipment Required: Sanitary gloves and pot holders. Designated PPEs for specific areas and activities within the zoo.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Daily exposure to chemical cleaning agents which include bleach products. Weekly exposure to wetness and/or humidity. Monthly exposure to respiratory hazards and verbal insults from customers. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires hearing, vision, and talking. Frequently requires carrying, fine dexterity, handling, lifting boxes of supplies, pushing/pulling, reaching, and twisting. Occasionally requires bending, climbing, crouching/stooping, kneeling, and walking on uneven surfaces and up/down hills. Medium strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds constantly, up to 20 pounds frequently, and 20-50 pounds occasionally.

Mental Demands: Constantly requires working closely with others as part of a team. Frequently requires working in a noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures and frequent change of tasks.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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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