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Special Program Assistant II (Grounds Maintenance)


$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.)


Various hours, Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Weekends and holidays may also be required


Los Angeles Zoo – 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Duties / Job Description

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


  • 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
  • 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:

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email an updated resume or a completed City application to and the subject line must include “SPA II (GROUNDS MAINTENANCE – 11.23).” Resumes and/or applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, or until sufficient applications have been received.