Housekeeper/Groundskeeper – NEW Zoo

Application Deadline: 2022-05-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Cleans and provides housekeeping services throughout Zoo and related Park facilities according to established procedures. Oversees Zoo grounds, including maintenance and improvements.
Essential Duties
Selects and purchases cleaning materials and supplies and prepares solutions according to procedure. Loads equipment, materials and supplies, and transports to work area.

Cleans assigned areas by washing furniture, tile, fixtures, walls, doors, doorframes, ceilings, windows, equipment, etc. with germicidal cleaning solutions.

Oversees contracted pest control and cleaning systems.

Cleans, vacuums and shampoos carpets; assists in carpet extraction.

Maintains exterior grounds including snow removal, exhibit glass cleaning, etc.

Dusts, mops, strips and waxes floors; moves furniture as required.

Operates various types of cleaning equipment, both mechanical and electrical, i.e., buffers, wringers, scrubbers and vacuums.

Scrubs drinking fountains, sinks, toilets and urinals; replenishes rest room supplies.

Attends meetings and training sessions as recommended by Supervisor.

Dusts woodwork, furniture, windowsills, room dividers, file cabinets, counter and other fixtures.

Sweeps and mops floor areas, vacuums carpet, spot-cleans carpets using appropriate solutions, and arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned area.

Cleans equipment and notifies supervisor of equipment needing repair. Reports safety hazards to supervisor. Performs minor equipment repairs.

Cleans exhibit windows, displays and viewing areas.

Collects and disposes of waste and recyclables from all areas. Cleans and sanitizes all refuse containers.

Collects hazardous waste using established procedures. Maintains MSDS documents.

Provides security on-call support.

Follows all safety procedures.

Writes work orders on all environmental surfaces, furniture and equipment in need of repair.

Completes and maintains necessary documentation according to applicable requirements, codes and policies.

Attends meetings and training sessions as recommended by the supervisor.

Secures buildings at the end of the shift.

Keeps grounds neat and orderly including: litter pickup, emptying receptacles, and keeping pathways clean.

Assists with gardening and landscaping of zoo grounds.

Mows lawns and string trims interior animal exhibits and surrounding areas.

Assists Facility Worker on regular basis with larger zoo projects

Responds when Facility Work not on duty including: answer to alarm system calls, overseeing park safety and parking issues, and troubleshoot maintenance issues.

Performs daily checks of the zoo including everyday restroom and facility cleaning, clean grounds, exhibit maintenance and looks for potential safety hazards before the zoo opens.

Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
High school diploma; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Training and experience in the housekeeping profession is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain.

Deadline Note:

WCA President & CEO Mark O'Connell received Racine County Executive @jdelagrave “Community Impact Award” last night for his close working relationship with the county on a variety of projects impacting not only Racine County but also all of Wisconsin. @NACoTweets

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