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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$32,177.60 - $46,654.40 Annually


150 Cleveland Park Drive - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, performs multi-trade work in the construction, renovation, installation, maintenance, and repair of the Zoos facilities and exhibits to ensure the safety of animals, staff, and the public. Constructs, repairs, and renovates new and/or existing buildings and exhibits. Performs basic repairs and preventive maintenance on Zoo property or facility equipment and systems, including plumbing and electrical systems. Maintains ground including cleaning walkways, mowing lawn, pruning, and planting. Collaborates with affected staff to design and construct and/or fabricate structures and mechanisms. Supports Zoo operations by performing a wide range of maintenance and basic administrative tasks. Participates in special events and rentals by assisting in coordinating and implementing logistics from set-up through break-down.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Perform Facility Maintenance and Repairs: Obtain and complete work order requests. Receive plans, make material list, and acquire materials. Build necessary walls, doorways, windows in conformance to building codes and standards. Install drywall and perform painting. Replace or repair broken equipment, tools, fences, or water lines. Identify water leaks, isolate, expose pipes and make repairs. Make plumbing repairs/replacements to faucets, spigots, and hydrants; clear storm, sanitary-sewer, and localized drains along walkways, in exhibits and restrooms, and multiple buildings. Install or repair permanent and/or temporary lighting as needed. Perform electrical services to include installation/repair of electrical outlets, running wiring, etc. Repair damage to buildings or exhibits constructed of wood or concrete. Patch walkways and roadways. Perform general upkeep on Zoo buildings electrical systems. Install and repair electrical systems wiring, circuit breakers, equipment and other components so that they remain at full functioning capacity. Collaborate on exhibit design and construction including fabricating structures and mechanisms. Install wire mesh for caging and ensure security. Collaborate on construction projects for buildings and exhibits (e.g., set poles, hang mesh, install or repair sheet rock, paint, remove/replace pavers, etc.). Perform basic irrigation, plumbing, and concrete-work as need. Change out filters for water sources and HVAC systems. Maintain fluorescent and floodlights, as well as, install new lighting, fans, misters etc. Ensure restrooms are clean, fully stocked, and functioning properly. Continuously maintains a safe work environment. 50%
Perform Grounds Maintenance: Maintain perimeter fence-line in accordance with established standards. Clean picnic areas, collect and empty trash, and maintain clean walkways. Plant trees and shrubs, mow, trim, over-seed, fertilize, mix soil and spread, water, aerate, and apply pesticide application for disease, weed, and insect control on turf, annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Install and remove plant material (annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs) during appropriate times of the year. Prepare soil and install sod on designated grass areas. Install mulch for trees, plants, and large designated areas. Remove dead or dangerous tree limbs. Remove snow and spread ice melt. 20%
Support Zoo Operations: Receive and unload large deliveries for gift shop, concession, animal commissary, education or construction materials and transport to appropriate location. Transport diverse materials to various animal areas. Maintain inventory for janitorial and maintenance related supplies. Coordinate car and bus parking. Train Zookeeper staff in the proper use of tools and equipment for basic maintenance of animal exhibits. Collaborate on oil changes on mowers and other equipment requiring regular maintenance. Collaborate on maintaining gas for all vehicles, gas cans for equipment, and diesel for skid steer. Place orders for paper and plastic products. 20%
Perform Event Setup and Breakdown: Participate in events and general Zoo activities. As assigned, assist in coordinating and implementing logistics from set-up through break-down, including managing equipment and erecting structures. Provide electrical feed to meet event needs. 10%
Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over two years of experience in facility maintenance (e.g. basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry).
CPR, First Aid, and AED Certifications within one year of employment.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Safe equipment operating practices and procedures.
Basic landscape and turn maintenance practices
Ability to:
Read, analyze, and interpret technical journals and procedures, blueprints, and schematics.
Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
Write reports, summaries, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Use backpack blower, bobcat skid steer, excavator, utility vehicles, trucks, vans, lift-truck, air compressor, lawn mower, hedge trimmers, weed eater, chainsaw, drills (electric, pneumatic, and battery powered), saws, various power tools, hand tools (e.g., hammers, screwdrivers, wire-cutters, pliers, fence pliers, tin snips, hack saw, bow saw, etc.), and various landscape tools (e.g., rakes, shovels, hoes, axes, pitch forks, hand-pruners, loppers etc.), as well as cleaning supplies (e.g., mops, mop bucket, brooms, toilet brushes, and disinfectants).
Use a portable radio, phone, and/or other communication devices.
Operate a computer, smart tablet, and work management system.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Zoo maintenance shop and outdoors (Zoo grounds).

Protective Equipment Required: Designated PPEs for restroom cleaning and maintenance work in primate areas. Safety glasses, gloves (rubber and others), ear protection, hard hat, chaps, climbing harness, respirators, welding helmets and apparel, safety vest, safety chaps, and steel-toed boots.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperatures and wetness and/or humidity. Weekly exposure to respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards. Frequent exposure to chemical hazards. Occasional exposure to electrical hazards and fire hazards. Rare exposure to communicable diseases.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, carrying, and using hearing. Frequently requires lifting, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, using vision, balancing, bending, crouching, and talking. Occasionally requires handling, crawling, using foot controls and twisting. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly. Lifting animals, concrete mix, grain sacks, hay bales, lumber, and tents.

Mental Demands: Constantly requires frequent change of tasks. Frequently requires performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and performing tedious or exacting work. Occasionally requires time pressures, emergency situations, and noisy/distracting environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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