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Facilities Supervisor


The Facilities Supervisor position is a working position and requires a working and practiced knowledge of a wide variety of maintenance, construction skills and principles. This position works under the direction of the Facilities Director. In the Director absence this position reports to the Interim CEO. As part of a team, the Facilities Supervisor will strive to maintain the Zoo at a high standard of safety and appearance for staff, guests, vendors and the general public. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.


The employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below; however, this list is not intended to be all inclusive of the specific tasks that an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

  • Ability to provide a preventative maintenance schedule for the coming year and supervise the facilities team in expediting preventative maintenance, work orders and material acquisitions as dictated by the schedule.
  • Record repairs in the PM books under appropriate locations.
  • Assist with Hazmat training and proper disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Works as part of a team or independently under the instruction of the Facilities Director.
  • Preventative maintenance of all Zoo buildings, utilities, mechanical, electrical systems, parking lots, roadways, fences and equipment.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, framing, roofing, fencing, painting, electrical, plumbing, welding and engine mechanics.
  • Maintain and service all vehicles and engines.
  • Collaborate with animal care staff to schedule maintenance on collections habitats.
  • Receive work orders from Facilities Director, schedule and complete in a timely and efficient manner; maintenance of interior and exterior buildings, carpentry, framing, roofing, fencing, painting, electrical, plumbing, welding and engine mechanics.
  • Ensure necessary supplies are available to complete work orders.
  • Provide guidance and collaboration with outside vendors if necessary.
  • Provides day-to-day maintenance support for all facilities and departments, including but not limited to, changing light bulbs, removing debris, etc.
  • Under the direction of the Director or Interim CEO, work as a team to complete construction projects within a proposed deadline.
  • Under the direction of the Director or Interim CEO, collaborate with Guest Services Manager to prepare Zoo grounds for special events.
  • Knowledge of Zoo layout and be able to provide assistance in an emergency, if needed.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with all Zoo departments; co-workers, vendors, guests and volunteers.
  • Adheres to all Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Must provide a negative drug test result and TB screen.
  • Must be able to work independently or part of a team.
  • Must be able to wear and use appropriate personal protective equipment as necessary.
  • Recognize hazards in buildings, equipment use and animal enclosures.
  • Recognize hazards involving traffic, insects, and other potential hazards in parking lots, on sidewalks, Zoo pathways and open spaces.
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, masonry, carpentry repairs and maintenance.
  • Must be able to use and maintain all tools, equipment, and systems relevant to grounds work.
  • Thorough knowledge of various chemical agents; ability to use such in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and directions.
  • Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with other Zoo employees and the public.
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekdays, weekends, holidays and evenings.

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • High school diploma and Associates Degree and or vocational training.
  • Minimum 3 years proven carpentry experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience.
  • Ability to interpret construction blueprints and drawings


  • Ability to respond to common inquiries, requests or complaints from guests and/or staff in a kind and courteous manner.
  • Must be able to communicate with guests and staff clearly and effectively.


  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following have been identified as physical requirements of the job:

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, stand for long periods of time and drive Zoo vehicles.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or feel and manipulate objects or controls.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, walk distances, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A large percentage of duties are performed outdoors in various weather conditions, ranging from rain, wind, cool to cold weather, and extreme heat and humidity.  It is possible the employee will be exposed to dust and harsh chemicals that if not handled properly may present a health hazard.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates to apply for this position. The Zoo offers a competitive benefits package upon completion of introductory period.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to