Assistant Custodian job Chicago Illinois
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Assistant Custodian Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 10728516
Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 6/15/2021
Wage: Category: Maintenance/Janitorial Services
Job Code: 2166BR
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Assistant Custodian

The Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world as a leader in animal welfare and conservation and has an exciting, fast-paced work environment and family friendly atmosphere. Our beautiful park like setting has an amazing 216 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds where thousands of animals representing 500 species receive state-of-the-art care through top-notch medical, husbandry, and nutrition programs. We are very customer focused as we host over 2 million guests at Brookfield Zoo each year. We take PRIDE in every aspect of our operation, and our employees enjoy a work environment that is based on respect, openness, cooperation and involvement. Employees are proud to work for the Chicago Zoological Society and are committed to our important conservation mission. Our dedicated staff has a true sense of purpose and a strong commitment to animals and conservation.

As an Assistant Custodian, you will support the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by performing routine and standard Custodial duties and functions to contribute to the cleanliness of the park and provide an exceptional guest experience. You will carry out a variety of general park cleaning duties and washroom maintenance during park hours, maintaining work records as directed and occasionally directing the work of seasonal employees as assigned during specific tasks. Custodial duties include but are not limited to: building vestibule clean-up; floor cleaning, stripping and sealing; wall and ceiling cleaning; public restroom cleaning and sanitation; restocking of supplies; minor restroom repairs and maintenance; carpet cleaning; spot removal; office cleaning; restaurant cleaning; and the cleaning of all public space in the park. Your focus on safety will be demonstrated as you operate various equipment (such as mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, carpet cleaning equipment, etc.) to assure assigned areas are thoroughly cleaned. You will make use of your good communication skills as you perform a daily inspection of your assigned area and report pertinent information (such as unfinished work, safety issues, necessary repairs, needed supplies, and other problems) to your supervisor. You will participate constructively in all departmental activities, including but not limited to meetings, irregular and emergency assignments, and Special Events. Your friendly demeanor and pleasant smile will contribute to creating an extraordinary guest experience as Custodians work in public areas and may interact with guests to provide general information on park schedules and activities. The Custodial department is very conservation minded utilizing paper products from recycled stock and using nearly 100% green products!

Job Requirements:
Position Requirements and Specifications:

The Assistant Custodian position with the Chicago Zoological Society is a full-time union role with an hourly rate of $16.76. Additionally, a comprehensive benefits package that that includes medical, dental, and 401(k) retirement savings plans will also be offered. As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, this position highly prefers the ability to work a flexible schedule that includes early morning and evening shifts as well as weekends and holidays, and for the Assistant Custodian position, you must be at least 18 years of age.

The requirements for this position include:
High School diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent combination of training and/or experience required.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Reliable, dependable individual, flexible.
Personable demeanor and customer service orientated.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
A valid driverís license is required on date of hire. If an Illinois resident, must possess a valid Illinois driverís license at the time of hire or must obtain one within 90 days of hire. A valid out-of-state driverís license is required at time of hire for out-of-state residents.

The preferred qualifications include:
One year of previous custodial experience desirable.
Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Scheduling Details: As Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days a year, the work schedule will regularly include both Saturday and Sunday along with three weekdays. There will be two days off during the week days. Hours: Non-peak season generally 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Peak season generally 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This position will also include Holidays and some evenings. For example, during events such as Holiday Magic, Zoo Brew and Summer Nights, the hours are 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 2166BR.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: Entry-Level
Education Required: Other
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Other Benefits

Company Profile:
The Chicago Zoological Society's mission is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature.​

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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