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Job Opportunity at the ABQ BioPark: 

The ABQ BioPark’s Maintenance team is seeking a motivated, helpful and detail-oriented team member to serve as a Custodian at the ABQ BioPark.
November 30, 2023


The successful candidate will have a strong desire to learn, be self-motivated, and to work in a team environment is paramount. This position reports to the Facilities Maintenance Team  

The ABQ BioPark consists of the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

This position is employed through Tryfacta staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque, and is located at the ABQ BioPark. This full-time position is limited to a two-year term.

Custodian duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with routine at all locations; Zoo and Aquarium/Botanic Garden/Tingley 
  • Provide excellent customer service to guests
  • Custodians, Grounds, and cart pulling
  • Clean and maintain city buildings and restrooms. Sweeping, mopping, using hand tools and chemical cleaning agents.
  • Wash and dust walls, counters, doors, and windows. Wiping away vandalism.
  • Assist with set up and break down of various rooms, sites, and special events.
  • Collect and empty trash cans, waste baskets, and remove trash from offices and public areas.
  • Check and replenish trash cans and recycling cans. Cleaning and wiping inside and out of the trash cans
  • Clean restrooms, scour and clean all fixtures using disinfectant, check and replenish tissue, paper towels, soap, and sanitizer.
  • Keeping storage closets stocked, and cleaned.
  • Usage of a leaf blower on walkways. Sweeping and keeping walkways clean and clear. Replenishing Sanitizer stations, and pushing a cart for long periods of time.
  • During inclement weather, remove snow, and ice and water puddles from walkways, and entrance areas. 
  • Cart Pulling, using a city vehicle to pull heavy carts of trash and animal feces, usage of grease to maintain usage of trash carts. Using a trash compacter.
  • Might use a pressure washer, and drive a city vehicle. May detail city vehicles
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures
  • A LOT OF WALKING - Be able to handle working outdoors in extreme weather conditions. 

A Successful Custodian will:

  • Be punctual  
  • Have attention to detail
  • Be motivated to aid in all areas without constant direction
  • Be proficient in communication 
  • Be comfortable working alone and in a team environment


Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a High School diploma or GED. 

Candidates must pass a security background check to be hired.

Applicants must carry a valid DL and birth certificate or Social Security card for the interview

After a brief interview, selected candidates will move for paperwork.

We do not discriminate on the basis of Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender

Work schedule:

Working from 8:00am-5:00pm with two 15-minute breaks, and an hour lunch 5 days a week. Our shifts are flexible.

Pay rate:

$13.39 per hour.  This position is employed through Tryfacta staffing agency, not the City of Albuquerque.

To apply:

Please send a résumé to [email protected] with the subject line Application for Custodian with Albuquerque BioPark.