Animal Keeper - Late Routine




Organization: Oregon Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Application deadline: November 23, 2012

The Late Routine Keeper performs established late routines for all animal care areas; will also be assigned to day routine duties during scheduled work week. Work week: Wednesday through Sunday. Shift: 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Entry: $19.81; six months: $21.06; eighteen months: $22.38; thirty months: $23.79; 42 months: $25.28/hour.

Owned and operated by Metro regional government, the Oregon Zoo has an annual attendance of over 1.6 million visitors. The zoo located along the MAX light rail line, just minutes from downtown Portland, is highly regarded nationally, regionally and locally. The Oregon Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals representing 279 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and mammals.

It's an exciting time at the zoo! The passage of a voter supported bond measure has allowed us to design and build new exhibits for elephants, primates, polar bears, hippos, California condors and a new conservation education facility, a new veterinary center and penguin filtration system. The master plan includes a strong focus on water and energy conservation and improved sustainability of all zoo operations.

The keeper in this position cares of a variety of exotic and domestic animals at the Oregon Zoo. Duties include cleaning animal holding and exhibit areas; observing animals and maintaining comprehensive records; assisting with breeding and research projects; and participating in the development and implementation of improved animal care and exhibit plans. Keepers also provide education, talks, tours and behind-the-scenes experiences for a variety of audiences. The person in this position will serve as a resource to other Animal Keepers, as needed, and may provide training and direction for volunteers, interns and temporary keepers. Lead direction is received from the Senior Animal Keeper.

To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.