Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$19.47 - $21.52 / Hour
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Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Nights, 8, 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM, Sunday - Thursday

#118907 Building Maintenance Worker (3rd Shift)

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/6/2022

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest provider of K-12 ocean science education in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on- and off-site programs.

At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and are empowered to make positive change. We connect people with each other, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.

Our values can be found here:

Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Under general supervision, perform a variety of general maintenance, preventive maintenance and building maintenance functions and tasks for the facility. Conducts four (4) Life Support System (LLS) rounds nightly, monitor seawater, facility, and exhibits systems. Respond to emergencies and provide basic after-hours security functions for the Aquarium, including responding to alarms and contacting appropriate staff and emergency services. Communicate issues as needed. Perform floor care, restroom cleaning, and trash disposal tasks, as well as building repair and repair of custodial maintenance support equipment. Repair chairs, tables, cabinets, drawers, and other office and building items. Clean glass, stairs, exhibit ledges, walkways, and children’s step-ups. Vacuum, sweep, polish, or wash floors as needed. Perform minor carpentry tasks. Prep for painting and touch-up painting. Set up and put away tables, chairs, trash cans, etc. for events. Clean up after special events.

  • This position will also receive the $0.67 evening shift differential.


  • Experience in maintenance work in a Zoo, Aquarium, or equivalent public facility.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude; knowledge of building maintenance

  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks without close supervision.

  • Demonstrated plumbing and water system maintenance, repair, and installation skills.

  • Carpentry skills; ability to use hand and power tools.

  • Proven general knowledge of wiring and installation of electrical components.

  • Proven knowledge of custodial and cleaning procedures and custodial equipment and supplies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all safety procedures to be followed when working in a maintenance/custodial setting.

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Proven ability to work in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and sound judgment.

  • California driver's license; ability to drive department vehicles.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe handling and disposal techniques for refrigerant chemicals and parts.


  • Regular work schedule is Sun-The 10 pm -7 am but flexible as required.
  • The job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work a prearranged day, swing, or graveyard shift, including some weekends and holidays.
  • Must be physically able to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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