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Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Are you a progressive leader with a proven track record overseeing maintenance and building operations on a multi-facility campus with diverse systems and operations? Bring your skills to the Oregon Zoo where you will support groundbreaking wildlife research and conservation efforts at one of the state’s most popular attractions.

In partnership with the Facilities Manager, Control Engineer, Maintenance Lead, Custodial/Warehouse Manager and Horticulture Supervisor, the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for managing the maintenance and repair staff and associated materials and equipment for the Oregon Zoo. 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. Coordination with other zoo divisions is essential for efficient and effective daily operations.

This position is responsible for direct supervision of 8 to 11 staff comprised of technical and trade positions, including an electrician, general maintenance personnel, an automotive specialist, train operators and a maintenance lead. Supervision of this area requires a proactive, motivated individual with experience managing people and projects in a large dynamic campus environment. This position will spend approximately 50% of the work day in the field supervising employees and jobs and 50% of the work day performing office and administrative functions and responsibilities.

The Facilities Maintenance Supervisor will provide direction and expertise in the supervision of varied scale maintenance initiatives with diverse stakeholders in a unique and challenging environment. 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.

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) resume, 3) cover letter describing your experience as it relates to the duties of this position and 4) answers to supplemental questions

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 PM, PDT

Salary: $69,321.00 – $96,355.00 annually