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Facilities Manager

Fresno Chaffee Zoo has an exciting and rare opening for a Facilities Manager. Under the direction of Zoo Operations Officer, this position is responsible for planning, supervising and directing all work associated with Maintenance and Custodial operations. This position requires collaboration with Zoo staff, contractors and the public to advance the Zoo’s mission of providing excellent guest experience, staff experience, and animal care.

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo inspires wonder of our natural world, provides an engaging learning environment, and creates a passion for conservation. Serving the central San Joaquin Valley, the zoo is committed to sustaining professional active participation in wildlife conservation, research and wildlife education. As a proud recipient of the AZA Top Honor Exhibit Award, we are committed to providing our local community and the AZA community exhibits and programs we all can be proud of.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of maintenance and custodial, policies and procedures throughout the Zoo.
  • Oversees implementation of general facilities budget. Prioritizes work orders and secures estimates for labor, materials and other costs associated with facilities maintenance and improvements.
  • Plans, designs, and schedules facility modification projects. Regularly inspects construction and installation progress.
  • Participates in annual differed maintenance; planning and implementation.
  • Directs and oversees cleaning and maintenance of Zoo grounds.
  • Directs and oversees the service, repair and preventive maintenance of buildings and building systems, HVAC equipment, water systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and other aspects of Zoo facilities.
  • Performs general maintenance and repairs as needed, including maintenance of equipment, and calibration and replacement of control equipment.
  • Purchases hardware, tools and supplies in accordance with established procedures. Maintains accurate inventory records.
  • Provides training for Zoo staff on commercial equipment.
  • Manages payroll for direct reports and oversees the implementation of wage and hour regulations.
  • Manages the schedules for all direct reports and oversees the implementation of appropriate regulations.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as necessary to assure achievement of established objectives.

Management Accountabilities:

  • Customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgement.
  • Leads through connecting individual and team skills and passions with organizational needs.
  • Effectively solves problems and learns from mistakes.
  • Employs teamwork, when appropriate, to find solutions.
  • Reports to meetings and activities on time, engaged, and prepared.
  • Prioritizes tasks in order to be respectful of others’ time.
  • Respond to emails and other communications within 2 business days.
  • All written communication contains professional and proper language
  • Demonstrates follow through.
  • Accountable for team leadership and management.
  • Actively creates connections that encourage open and honest communication with all.
  • Provides regular performance feedback and coaching to reporting staff.
  • Completes timely and appropriate written evaluations that highlight strengths and areas for improvement.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five years’ related experience, including at least one year of management and training responsibility.
  • Commercial equipment training certification.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required.
  • Valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record required.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills required. Bilingual (Spanish or Hmong) communication skills a plus.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements:

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Zoo may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

  • This position involves walking and standing for long periods. The employee may be required to bend, stoop, or kneel.
  • The employee is regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Close visual acuity to view a computer monitor and read printed materials; distance vision sufficient to monitor Zoo guests and general surroundings.
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication (in person and via telephone), at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. The employee must convey detailed or important spoken information to others in small and large group settings.

Work Environment:

  • The position functions both indoors and outdoors, with exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather.
  • The employee may be exposed to environmental substances such as dust/dirt from Zoo grounds.
  • The position works in close proximity to Zoo animals.
  • Occasional local travel may be required