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Interested in one of the positions listed? Email a resume and cover letter to jobs@pueblozoo.org. See application instructions for any additional requested materials. 




Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Regular Schedule: Friday - Tuesday (Subject to 24 hour on-call availability for zoo emergencies)

Reports to: Reports to Facilities Director

Compensation: $13/hr

Benefits: Competitive benefits package including HMO and HSA-qualified health plans, a 3% employer matched SIMPLE IRA, 10 days paid time off, eight holidays, and a commitment to flexible work schedules and professional development.



The Pueblo Zoo is a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace. Driven by our mission to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat, we serve 100,000 annual visitors, provide educational outreach to tens of thousands of students, and directly support global species conservation. The Pueblo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is home to nearly 500 animals representing more than 125 species.



Assignments include overall landscape, irrigation system and building maintenance, trash removal, pest control, and completion of special projects and assignments.  Reports to Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Director. 




  1. Maintains and repairs irrigation systems as directed.  Identifies, accesses, and corrects problems.

  2. Observes, recognizes type of problem, and reports maintenance needs of equipment, buildings, and grounds.

  3. Other duties that might be assigned may include: Routine vehicle care, cleaning, and maintenance (ex. changing oil, changing and repairing tires, filling fluids), routine care and maintenance of buildings and grounds including general repairs,  fencing repairs, and painting as directed.

  4. Performs routine grounds maintenance including mowing, watering, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, planting, trimming, spraying, and snow/ice removal.

  5. Completes or assists with the completion of special projects as directed.  These projects may involve painting, carpentry, plumbing, concrete work, use of power tools, and/or electrical.

  6. Removes trash and debris removal and does some janitorial work.

  7. Works with volunteers and Useful Public Service workers as directed.

  8. Drives or operates mechanical equipment and motor vehicles safely and without causing damage to Zoo property or equipment.  Must be able to operate a standard transmission.

  9. Responsible for pest control (trapping, baiting, etc.) in all non-animal areas as directed.

  10. Maintains all shop and other work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

  11. Helps assemble and take down ElectriCritters holiday light displays.  Works ElectriCritters evenings as assigned.

  12. Assist with snow removal.



Working knowledge of similar or related duties; handyman skills (carpentry, electrical, repair); willingness to learn grounds facility maintenance needs; ability to follow written and oral directions; physical strength and stamina; ability to foresee and apply safety precautions necessary; must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; willingness to accept regular weekend, holiday and occasional after hours assignments; skill to exercise good judgement in evaluation of situations and making decisions.



High school diploma or equivalent required.  Experience in irrigation system maintenance and repair required.  Experience in grounds maintenance and repairs, using power tools, power mowers and weed eaters, and gardening required. Tractor experience and mechanical abilities preferred. Knowledge of general buildings maintenance and repairs, painting, vehicle maintenance, and construction skills desirable.  Must be insurable by Pueblo Zoo underwriter and possess valid driver's license at time of application and obtain valid Colorado driver's license within 30 days.



Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Able to bend, stoop, crawl and walk on uneven surfaces and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the employee is expected to perform.



To apply send cover letter and resume to jobs@pueblozoo.org. Position is open until filled. Applicants who apply by Monday, January 27, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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