CITY OF WACO, TEXAS Waco, Texas, United States
Dec 24, 2020
Zoo Laborer City of Waco, TX 1 of 3 Zoo Laborer Seasonal 5568 Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Cameron Park Zoo 208 Non-Exempt PRIMARY DUTY: Under close supervision, cleans and maintains City buildings and facilities according to safety rules and City quality standards. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Performs custodial and janitorial duties in City facilities; maintains attractive, sanitary and safe facilities for City staff and public; cleans floors, walls and windows using manual and power equipment; empties trash receptacles; moves furniture and equipment; assist with set up and take down of special equipment for zoo events; cleans and disinfects restrooms; sanitizes toilets, sinks and fixtures; restocks restroom supplies; duties may vary according to job assignment. • Follows all safety rules and regulations and cleans up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner; reports safety hazards, equipment problems, repair needs, security issues and emergency situations, including AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accreditation standards. • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. • Often required to work in close proximity to dangerous animals. • Must be able to work after regular work hours and during Zoo sponsored events. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge: • City policies and procedures. • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in facilities maintenance. • Safe work practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions in public facilities. • AZA accreditation standards. Skill in: • Using basic tools in a safe and effective manner. • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures, including proper use and storage of chemicals • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers. • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: No specific educational and experience requirements; High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred: AND some related work experience is preferred. LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License. Zoo Laborer City of Waco, TX 2 of 3 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • The physical activity of this position o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. o Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. o Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. o Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. • The physical requirements of this position o Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. • The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed o Gloves, eye protection, face protection and proper footwear. • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision. o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. o The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades, tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. • The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position o Work is performed primarily in an outdoor environment with little to no protection from the weather. o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. Zoo Laborer City of Waco, TX 3 of 3 o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. o The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, enclosed rooms and other areas that could cause claustrophobia. o The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. o The worker will work in close proximity to dangerous animals. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship. Job Description Acknowledgement I verify that I have received a copy of my job description by the signature below. As an employee of the City of Waco, I understand the duties and responsibilities assigned to me. Furthermore, I understand that the duties listed above are guidelines and will change over time, as necessary. From time to time, I understand that I may be asked to perform duties and handle responsibilities that are not specifically addressed in my job description.