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Facilities – Construction and Maintenance Supervisor


The Construction and Maintenance Supervisor performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction.  The Construction and Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the facility as well as overseeing construction projects and the department’s day to day operation.  This position reports to the Director of Facilities.


  • Supervises assigned staff performing operations, maintenance and testing
  • Trains and schedules departmental employees
  • Coordinates facility construction, remodeling, repair
  • Coordinates maintenance with affected departments
  • Estimates repair/project costs and analyzes options
  • Monitors and reports job/project progress and verifies job completion
  • Acts as construction coordinator for new projects
  • Prepares project plans and proposal request specifications
  • Obtains contract proposals and negotiates contracts
  • Participates in the development of assigned budgets and administers assigned budgets
  • Plans, assigns, directs work, of employees/contractors and address complaints
  • Conducts safety inspections of facility/project site
  • Monitors compliance of governing agency regulations
  • Provides support to the managers and guidance to departmental employees
  • Oversees records on equipment and daily logs
  • Prepares department/project reports for management and regulatory agencies
  • Provides troubleshooting techniques and solves department related problems
  • Adheres to SDZG and department policies and practices
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards


  • Plan , schedule, inspect and supervise maintenance/construction work
  • Monitors job progress by monitoring work flow for accuracy and deadlines
  • Inspects the quality of workmanship, and verifies job completion
  • Plans, assigns and directs work
  • Prepares project plans and proposal request specifications, obtains contract proposals
  • Completes appraisal performances and disciplining team members behavior
  • Provides incentives and rewards for employees
  • Address complaints and working to resolve issues
  • Ensures the safe and effective assignment and supervision of departmental/project  personnel as well as the efficient use of resources
  • Confirms areas are properly prepared for special events
  • Maintains a work order/project tracking system, prioritize work orders, produces work orders and work order reports as required
  • Tracks, and maintains records on equipment and daily logs
  • Write purchase order requisitions as needed.
  • Prepares clear, concise and accurate reports for submission to the management and regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrates a continuous effort to improve operations
  • Decrease downtime, streamline the work processes
  • Utilizes available opportunities to enhance the department’s operational efficiency
  • Demonstrates good judgment in making effective decisions with initiative and accountability for the results
  • Demonstrates good judgment in working around exotic and sometimes dangerous animals


Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Personnel Administration or a related field or equivalent specialized training; at least three years of combined experience in facility maintenance and/or project management related field; experience with governing regulatory agencies in the State of California is recommended; valid California driver license.


Knowledge of:

  • SDZG Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Methods and practices of training and supervision/
  • project management
  • Effective leadership practices

Ability to:

  • Plan , schedule, inspect and supervise
  •  Plan and estimate construction work
  • Prepare bid requests and
  • purchase requisitions and to evaluate proposals
  • Work effectively with others in a diverse environment
  • Work well under pressure
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Make presentations
  • Use computer programs (i.e. Advance level Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


Office environment; work outdoors in varying weather conditions.


Move about uneven surfaces and on slippery surfaces and work from elevated positions.