Part-Time Zookeeper




Organization: Charles Paddock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Atascadero, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The City of Atascadero has an exciting career opportunity available at The Charles

Paddock Zoo. This Part time Zookeeper position will work under the limited supervision of the senior keeper. Duties will include all aspects of daily animal care, records keeping,

assisting staff and veterinarian with animal restraint, capture and medical treatment

of the animal collection. Must be available to work weekend and holidays.

Minimum qualifications. High school diploma, and paid experience in a zoo, wildlife park, or closely related facility preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience to sufficiently demonstrate the knowledge and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of the job may be considered. A college degree or classes in life sciences is encouraged as are basic computer skills.. The Charles Paddock Zoo is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the central California coast. The zoo is currently embarking on facility wide upgrades and a new collection plan. If you are interested in becoming part of a small innovative team implementing exciting new changes, the Charles Paddock Zoo wants to speak with you. The City of Atascadero offers a competitive salary, and an excellent working environment.

Application Procedure - a City of Atascadero Employment Application must be received by the City Manager’s Office by the filing date of July 30,2010 (no postmarks accepted) A resume of up to three pages may accompany the application but may NOT be substituted for it. All statements made on the application/resume are subject to verification: false statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.

Obtain applications from City of Atascadero City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA, by calling (805) 461-5000 during normal business hours, or on our website, www.atascadero.org. Recruitment packet documents will not be faxed out. Applications/resumes will not be accepted by FAX. The City is not responsible for any errors in transmitting applications by e-mail.