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Apply: Housekeeping Technician

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Employment Status: Part-Time

Starting Pay: $10.25 per hour

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Experience Required: One (1) year working in custodial housekeeping Or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the duties of the job.

Minimum Education Requirements: High School diploma or G.E.D.

Department: Buildings and Grounds.

Direct Supervisor: Buildings and Grounds Manger.

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

Primary Work Location: Zoo Setting both indoors and outdoors.

Certification: 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.


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.
  • Guide assigned part time team members and volunteers throughout their day and ensure productivity.
  • Order supplies from the warehouse to supply the assigned area.
  • 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.


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.

* The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden is gearing up for its 2020 Spring Hiring Event. We are now accepting applications for several positions within our Guest Experience department. Qualified candidates will be contacted as early as December 9th to schedule interviews and hiring will begin February 15th.

**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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