Special Program Assistant II – Grounds Maintenance

Part-time Employment

$18.36 per hour
(The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.)

Available Hours / Schedule

Typically, Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM; number of hours may vary. May also require weekends and holidays.

Job Description / Duties

This is an at-will exempt intermittent position which can be terminated at any time without cause. A Special Program Assistant II will perform a variety of janitorial and routine gardening and landscaping duties. The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Remove litter and debris
  • Perform general gardening duties
  • Assist in the sweeping and washing of cement walks and other areas
  • Hand water trees and shrubs
  • Assist with the pruning of small trees and shrubs and mowing of lawns
  • Pull weeds and cultivate soil
  • Using various tools and power equipment relating to gardening work
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Duties may be outdoors and may be exposed to the sun and heat for a prolonged period of time.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in various types of weather
  • Ability to walk and work on uneven terrain and stand for extended periods of time
  • Work may involve stooping, kneeling, and crouching
  • Strength to lift and carry tools, equipment and other materials (up to 50 pounds)
  • Previous gardening, maintenance, and sprinkler irrigation experience is preferred

To Apply    

Interested candidates may submit a resume, Zoo application, or City application by email to [email protected] or fax (323) 644-4776 or drop it off at a Zoo Admissions Window. 

You may download the City application from https://per.lacity.org/doc.cfm?get=CityApp or obtain a copy of a Zoo application from Zoo Admissions at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or a City application from the City’s Personnel Department at 700 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA. Please do not input your social security number or driver’s license information on the application.

Last Day to Apply:  Open until sufficient applications are received, may close at any time.

The Los Angeles Zoo strives to have a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities of Los Angeles and we encourage people of all backgrounds, including applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with varying abilities, women and of the LGBTQAI+ communities, to apply.

For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment be found at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf