Park Maintenance Worker

Park Maintenance Worker

Santa Ana Zoo //
Santa Ana, California //
Apply by: August 17, 2023

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of services in the maintenance and repair of City parks and buildings. The current vacancy is in the Santa Ana Zoo, which requires availability to work either Tuesday through Saturday OR Sunday through Thursday.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Improves, repairs and maintains park facilities and properties by performing highly skilled tasks including but not limited to welding, pipe fitting, plumbing, masonry, electrical, carpentry and general construction work. Repairs and maintains restroom fixtures, flush valves, water and sewer lines, drinking fountains, pumps and automatic valves; tests and repairs backflow devices; tests, troubleshoots and repairs irrigation systems including but not limited to controllers, moisture sensors and remote control valves. Repairs damaged plaster, asphalt and concrete surfaces; lays brick, tile and blocks; fabricates, installs and repairs metal gates, flooring, benches, supports and other items; constructs and repairs overhead structures, roofs, door frames, tables and other structures; troubleshoots, installs or repairs electrical circuits, lighting fixtures, etc.; inspects park structures to ensure safe operation and determines the need for repair or maintenance. Completes and keeps records or job order assignments in support of other park operation sections; follows up on service of equipment and maintains a personal tool inventory. Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs. Performs related functions as assigned or needed.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of: materials, equipment and methods used in the correct and safe maintenance, repair and construction work in the area of assignment; use of power tools and equipment in the construction, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, masonry, welding and plumbing trades; general construction and landscape construction codes.

Ability to: perform skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work in the area of work assigned; use and maintain common hand tools, small power equipment and other facility equipment; follow verbal and written instructions; learn necessary safety requirements; read and interpret construction drawings; maintain harmonious working relationships with the public and other employees; lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs.

Education & Experience

Two years experience in general outdoor facility maintenance and repair involving plumbing, irrigation, welding, masonry, electrical and carpentry work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs.
Willingness to work any shift including nights, weekends and holidays.
Willingness and ability to work around animals if assigned to the Santa Ana Zoo.

Working Conditions

Willingness and ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $60,048.00 - $80,460.00 Annually