Posted on 02/17/2022

Oklahoma City Zoo – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Employment Status: Part-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Experience Required: Some experience in custodial housekeeping to successfully perform the duties of the job.

Minimum Education Requirements: N/A

Department: Building and Grounds.

Direct Supervisor: Manager Building and Grounds.

Supervisory Responsibility: Direct (0); Indirect (0)

Primary Work Location: Zoo Setting both indoors and outdoors.

Certification: N/A

Other: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Job Summary: Performs a variety of cleaning and minor building maintenance/repair activities in and around assigned Zoo exhibits/facilities. This position ensures that the general public and staff enjoy a clean and safe environment.

Essential Job Functions
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties:

  • Perform general cleaning and housekeeping inside building over an assigned area such as cleaning and sanitizing public restrooms, vacuuming and disinfecting floors, washing windows, dusting furniture, and emptying trash cans.
  • Assist with maintaining outside cleanliness of grounds by picking up litter/trash, emptying trash containers, hosing down ramps/patios, clearing pathways, sidewalks, parking lots, and drives.
  • Assist guests with directions or questions and provide excellent Guest Service.
  • Clean up after special events.
  • Run light machinery for designated area like floor scrubbers or floor waxing machines or minor building repairs.
  • Perform minor maintenance duties as needed.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) for Position
An employee in this class must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities upon application:


  • Cleaning equipment and supplies used for cleaning work.
  • General gas-powered equipment, Power Washers, Vacuums, Power Sweepers, and Leaf Blowers.
  • General building maintenance methods and practices, including painting, and floor stripping, and waxing.
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) concerning blood borne pathogens.
  • Oklahoma City Zoological Park's programs, activities, exhibits, and events.
  • Policies, practices, and procedures of the department.
  • Policies and procedures of the Oklahoma City Zoological Park.


  • Understanding and following instructions and directions.
  • Strong sensory skills, such as eyesight, hearing, balance, and dexterity.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Operate a variety of hand/power tools including reading a measuring tape.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Working in an environment subject to constant interruptions and quickly changing priorities.
  • Practice safe work methods, identifying work place hazards, and using appropriate safety equipment.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and during emergency situations such as dictated by weather.

Physical Demands

  • Required to walk, sit and stand for periods of time.
  • Push, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, and move intermittently throughout the day.
  • May be exposed to fumes, odors, dust, moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and ice.
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous animals.

**This position description is a general guideline for work behavior and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all job duties.  Therefore, it is also not, nor can it be implied to be, a contract of employment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. Must be able to successfully complete an intense background investigation.

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