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Custodial Worker 2

Position Type: Full-time, Hourly

Department: Zoo

Compensation Range: $15.16 - $16.89/hr
Closing Date: August 19, 2019 @ 5:59pm CST

Job Summary

Perform janitorial or cleaning duties; setup and break down for events in the Zoo’s rental areas; and training of Zoo staff on cleaning duties and techniques. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Cleaning – Work with a group or as an individual to perform a variety of janitorial or cleaning duties at the Milwaukee County Zoo. To be responsible for custodial work in assigned areas, to requisition and issue cleaning supplies and materials.

  • Maintain Floors – Sweep, mop, scrub, wax, and polish floors.

  • Event Setup and Takedown - To set up and break down tables, chairs, risers, stages, and podiums used at public and private events held at the Zoo. Follow prints and instructions of the event coordinators.

  • Training - Train Zoo Workers how to correctly use equipment, how to clean, what to clean, and what products to use.

  • Snow Removal - Assist the Grounds department with snow removal and salting walkways.

  • Operating Vehicles and Equipment – Operate trucks, lifts, plows, forklifts, and various floor cleaning equipment.

  • Ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Other duties as assigned including in the assisting of the Night Zookeeper. 

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education, License/Certification and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout incumbency 

  • One (1) year or more of custodial or janitorial work experience required

  • Work experience in a hospital or institutional-type setting preferred


PG07 Org:9500 RV


Special Instructions: This Examination is open to all qualified Wisconsin residents.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.