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Facilities Manager

Company: Association Of Zoos & Aquariums
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, Certified Related Facilities, Commercial Members, Conservation Partners and Society Partners may post free unlimited online job listings as a member benefit. Non-members can purchase job listings. How to post a job Interested in a career in AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums? Learn more about types of zoo and aquarium jobs and relevant education programs in our career center .Lincoln Park ZooLincoln Park ZooFacilities ManagerGENERAL SUMMARYLincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at -The Facilities Manager position manages and coordinates the day to day operations of the Facilities Department.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage the facilities department, assigning work and projects, training staff, monitoring project progress, ordering supplies, and conducting quality assessments of work
  • Develop and create new habitat structures or enrichment for animals as directed by the animal care team
  • Plan and coordinate work that occurs in all areas of the zoo including in animal areas
  • Coordinate with animal care to schedule work so as to be least disruptive to animals
  • Monitor budgetary expenditures for accounts and projects administered by the operations department (e.g. prepares purchase orders, check requests, tracks and verifies expenses, tracks and files invoices, etc.)
  • Assist with the in-house work order system, tracking work progress, updating the asset inventory
  • Manage external vendors and contracts for various construction and maintenance projectsADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Performs other duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
      • Knowledge of construction and construction project management
      • Knowledge of architectural design and familiarity with architectural drawings preferred
      • Knowledge of design estimation (i.e. signage, concrete, building materials, exhibit materials)
      • General knowledge of carpentry, painting, plumbing, building, etc.
      • Ability to safely and efficiently operate all specialized equipment used to move and lift supplies such as hand trucks, electric cart, fork lift, bobcat, motorized pallets jacks, power tools and others
      • Ability to safely and efficiently use a variety of hand tools
      • Sound shop organizational skills including maintaining shop inventory and cleanliness
      • Thorough knowledge of PCs, using word processing, spreadsheet and database software, esp. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and SharePoint or similar content management systems
      • Thorough knowledge of and ability to communicate and be understood in business English
      • Ability to manage a team. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse groups.
      • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
      • Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of all projects
      • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions
      • Ability to interact courteously and respectfully with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, contractors, zoo visitors, and general public
      • Thorough knowledge of the zoo's mission and philosophyEDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSSeven to ten years performing complex and responsible support duties in a construction management, general contractor, engineering, architecture, or trades firm. Experience with building design, architectural, renovation, and construction practices.Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.Note: A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify an individual.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Ability to work in open office environment.
        • Ability to traverse zoo grounds to conduct tours, respond to emergencies
        • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 lbs. of force on a regular basis to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and work on ladders or scaffolding.
        • The employee will be exposed frequently to outside, potentially adverse, weather conditions.
        • The employee will be regularly exposed to water, solvents, and potentially loud noises.
        • Ability to exercise safe work habits in proximity of potentially dangerous animals and equipment
        • Risk exposure to fairly predictable and controllable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseasesADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSAvailable to work special events that may occur outside of regular work schedule, including evenings, weekends or holidays, as assigned.Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and non-infectious TB status.SALARY$75,000 annuallyLincoln Park Zoo is committed to an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. We celebrate the diverse qualities, perspectives, values and experiences of all people. For Wildlife. For All.Lincoln Park Zoo
          2001 N Clark St
          Chicago, IL 60614
          Phone: 13127422000
          Fax: Lincoln Park Zoo

Keywords: Association Of Zoos & Aquariums, Chicago , Facilities Manager, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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