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Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Director of Facilities

Basic Function: Responsible for implementing all aspects of a professional facilities maintenance shop and maintaining the zoo property and in a professional manner.


  • Working supervisor of a staff of five. Oversee daily operations and scheduling of crews, monitor time card system daily, mentor and instruction of employees, employee reviews. Willing to work occasional special events evenings and/or weekends when workload requires.
  • Maintain the shop, public spaces, buildings, animal exhibits and the physical plant in a proper and professional manner. Coordinate maintenance tasks with zookeepers in order to prevent stress to the animals in the collection. Work with other departments in a professional manner and with a team spirit.
  • Adhere and maintain zoo standards: clean appearance and in zoo required uniforms, open/friendly with zoo guest, always following zoo/department safety standards, timely communication with supervisor and co-workers, proper use of time clock procedures and department policies on time use, smoking in smoke approved zones and only during official breaks, no personal phone use except during zoo breaks and lunch periods.


  • Work within a work order and project work systems. Maintain electronic work orders on a daily basis.
  • Assist in developing long and short-range goals and objectives for the maintenance shop and zoo property. Work to improve safety, quality, and energy conservation.
  • Work and lead volunteers and volunteer groups on daily as well as special projects.
  • Operate and utilize various types of tools and equipment from hammers to backhoes in a safe manner. Instruct employees on proper use of equipment. Develop and implement safety protocols.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Knowledge of and a working history in facility maintenance is required. Experience working at a zoological park or related industry is desirable. An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Working knowledge of; tools and equipment, HVAC, electrical system, building codes, welding, life-support systems is desirable. General business computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, other general computer skills) are required.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, which includes giving assignments and/or directions to staff and volunteers. Receiving assignments and/or directions from the Facilities Director or the Deputy Director of the Zoo.

Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with deadlines. The employee may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree pursuant to the nature of zoo maintenance and construction, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Americans with Disability (ADA) specifications:

The physical demands that are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individual to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs. Balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk to hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The overall work environment while performing this job includes exposure to typical central Florida’s weather conditions (heat, humidity, seasonal cold, intense sun). The noise level is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to the policies of the Brevard Zoo.


  • Full Health Coverage (no deductible) comes with gym membership
  • Free Dental Coverage
  • Optional Vision, Life, and Accident insurance
  • 17 days Paid-time Off (PTO)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Matching 403b Retirement funds
  • Zoo membership with 6 free passes and 4 free Treetop Trek passes
  • Florida Attraction Share program


If interested, please forward resumes, cover letter, and references to