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Help Wanted: Buttonwood Park Zoo Watchperson

POSITION: WATCHPERSON (Part-time/No benefits)
LEVEL: GRADE 1 $11.55hr – $15.92hr (plus 7% night differential)
DEPARTMENT: ZOO
SHIFT: 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday

FUNCTION: Provides security to eliminate thefts or vandalism to vehicles and property, and performs janitorial duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Guards against fire, theft, vandalism and unlawful entry at assigned areas and buildings; checks locks to see that they are secure; maintains order in a given area; reports situations to police that cannot be handled immediately. Checks validity of individuals’ credentials; patrols buildings and grounds looking for foreign objects, missing or inoperable lights. Checks gates, doors, exhibit fences inside perimeter; patrols parking lot. May perform other duties such as checking boilers, regulating heat. Maintains and cleans buildings, offices and restrooms to ensure that these are kept clean and orderly.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Hand-held two-way radio, automobile.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, walk, use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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