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Groundskeeper
Conservation Society of California

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Groundskeeper

Conservation Society of California

Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 19 days ago
Job Role
Groundskeeper
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Retail
Job Schedule
Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

GROUNDSKEEPER

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Sun through Thurs, 7:30a - 4:00p; 40 hours per week. Available weekends/holidays

SALARY: DOE

START DATE: ASAP

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Maintains the Zoo Grounds and Rental Facilities. Upholds the mission and values established the East Bay Zoological Society (the "Zoo") and adheres to policies and procedures as set forth by the Zoo.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Maintains plants, shrubs, trees, lawns, parking areas, and public pathways.
  2. Responsible for weed abatement, and trash pick-up.
  3. Sets up for Zoo special events; also prepares and sets up for parties/meetings in rental facilities.
  4. Operates small power tools.
  5. Demonstrates superior customer service with both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, park visitors, contractors, etc) guests
  6. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and codes of behavior

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be able/willing to read and comprehend manuals, directions, and be able to order parts for the job at hand, as required.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, be a self-starter and work with little or no supervision; follow simple instructions.
  • Must possess skills in the safe use of tools and equipment associated with landscaping and grounds.
  • Good driving skills and clean DMV record/valid Class C Driver's License (must be cleared to operate Zoo vehicles).
  • Active CA Driver's License with clear DMV record (ability to obtain authorization to drive from Zoo's insurance carrier).
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing 75 lbs or more.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, sometimes in or around excessive dust or dirt.
  • Able to bend and twist, stand, kneel, sit, climb, walk, bend, stoop, speak and hear regularly and for long periods of time (8 hours or more)

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • High school diploma or GED (or greater), due to the need to read and interpret complex instructions and manuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • No formal experience required, but previous Grounds and landscaping experience preferred.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to mlacombe@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • Professional references preferred

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form

 

You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

 

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your applicationAPPLICATION CLOSING DATE:

Open until vacancy filled

 

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The Oakland Zoo was founded in 1922 by naturalist Henry A. Snow. In 1936, Henry's son Sidney established the non-profit organization East Bay Zoological Society, which was originally known as the Alameda County Botanical and Zoological Society. The East Bay Zoological Society has been operating and managing the Zoo as a non-profit organization for the City of Oakland since 1982.

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