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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Zoo
Job Title: Zoo Maintenance Worker
Salary: $12.50 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs technical work related to construction and maintenance of facilities and property. Participates in all maintenance operations including; construction, maintain and repair as requested by customer. Special event preparation, setup, and teardown. Interacts and provides customer service to all zoo defined customers.


Essential Job Functions:

Design, Inspect, Evaluate and Troubleshoot

  • Demonstrates and maintains skills to identify and correct defects in buildings, installations, fixtures, equipment and tools necessary for maintenance processes
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and hydraulic problems in various types of equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC equipment for proper function of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Welding and fabrication of various materials
  • Upon assignment of work orders, requests materials; submits completed work orders
  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs all vehicles and equipment

Construct, Maintain, and Repair

  • Maintains knowledge and methods for tools, materials and equipment of the construction trade
  • Maintains knowledge of occupational hazards of building trades
  • Performs carpentry work in construct and repairs all aspects of exhibits; including but not limited to fences, doors, buildings and other structures
  • Interprets and follows design concepts per customer requirements; uses provided plans or design or may create plans as requested; determines material requirements for each work order
  • Layout, plan and excavate and prepare for concrete, rock, or asphalt on job sites
  • Executes installation of concrete, rock, or asphalt in various uses

Event Setup and Interdepartmental Support

  • Performs setup of special events; including but not limited to providing for electrical, setup of lighting, tents, props, and other structures
  • Design and construct various props/sets for special events
  • Assists veterinary department with procedures when requested



Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Problem Solving:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Initiative:  Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements.  Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them.  Actively seeks and identifies opportunities to contribute to and achieve goals.  Maintains a sense of purpose, value, and ownership of their work.  Seizes opportunities when they arise.  Works independently with little direction.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of (subject matter) management to contribute to the success of the county.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Years of Experience:   Experience in maintenance and/or construction or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

License, certifications, etc…  Valid State of Kansas driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:  Two to four years’ experience in maintenance or construction.

License, certifications, etc…   Certifications from a technical college in construction related fields.


Physical Requirements of Position:


  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; 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.



All equipment needed to perform facility operation and maintenance including:  power saw, electric drill, screw gun, nail gun, other hand tools, and welders


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  7 days a week/40 hours per week

Location of work:  Zoo

The employee is subject to activities that occur in both inside and outside environmental conditions.
The employee is subject to potential hazards of working near dangerous animals.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20008956

Open Date: 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/25/2018 11:59:59 PM