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Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

The Oregon Zoo is a unique environment, with multiple buildings and outdoor areas as well as complex technical systems. With classrooms and office buildings, animal habitats and a veterinary hospital, indoor and outdoor events facilities, a train and carousel, and numerous outdoor visitor areas, it takes an adept and experienced facilities supervisor with expert-level technical skills to support and supervise our facilities team.

As our new Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn and excel. The Oregon Zoo offers a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance; sick, vacation and holiday pay; participation in the Public Employee Retirement System and much more, as well as opportunities for ongoing training and a robust commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

If you have technical expertise and experience managing a diverse staff of technicians in a large, multi-facility campus – and you like the idea of contributing your skills and experience to supporting groundbreaking wildlife research and conservation activities at one of the region’s most popular attractions — this could be the perfect job for you.

Using sustainable business practices, this position assists in the oversight of facility and infrastructure maintenance on the 64-acre Oregon Zoo campus. Specific areas of emphasis include the supervision of facilities maintenance and repair, including both public-access and non-public-access animal exhibit areas; infrastructure; preventative maintenance systems; emergency repairs; renovation projects; and safety aspects of all work performed by the division. Additional responsibilities include assistance in the preparation and monitoring of annual budgets; contract administration; and developing short and long-range plans as well as goals and objectives for infrastructure and facilities maintenance. The person in this position will also be a contributor in design teams for capital improvements; including capital and repair projects relating to fleet, equipment replacement and renovation of facilities.

As Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, you will spend approximately half your time in the field supervising eight to 11 staff, including an electrician, general maintenance personnel, an automotive specialist, train operators and a maintenance lead. The other half of your time will be spent performing office and administrative functions and responsibilities. Supervision of this area requires a proactive, motivated individual with experience managing people and projects in a large dynamic campus environment.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Some specialized training and knowledge beyond high school in facility management, AND a minimum of three years of directly related experience, AND a minimum of two years of experience in maintenance supervision (five years is preferred), including experience managing in an environment with multiple facilities and grounds accessible by the public; OR any combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

This position also requires a valid driver’s license. A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in facilities maintenance or management is preferred.
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Application Requirements: (1) Electronic application, (2) a cover letter describing your experience as it relates to the duties of this position and (3) answers to supplemental questions

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer