Lead Keeper - CHS/Birds

Organization: San Diego Zoo Safari Park/San Diego Zoo Global (AZA Member)
Location: Escondido, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job



Deadline to apply: Monday, December 3, 2012

Applications must be submitted online by 9:30pm Pacific Standard Time

(Union position #232110) $24.14- $26.44 per hour. With benefits.

** San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace**

Job requirements:

"Put Your Passion For Wildlife To Work"

Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week. Scheduled hours will be approx 40/wk. Representative duties of this position includes the ability of the Lead Keeper to assign, supervise and participate in the work of Bird personnel responsible for the animals and facilities in the assigned area; schedules the work of the keepers; participates in training and evaluates the work performance of keepers. The Lead Keeper also makes daily inspections of the animals and facilities in assigned area; and directs all activities that affect the keepers and area.

Desirable qualifications for this position include a minimum of 5 years experience as a Keeper or Senior Keeper in a Zoological institution, the general knowledge of training and experience in animal husbandry, animal behavior, care, feeding and handling of exotic animals, safety practices around wild animals, biology/zoology, techniques for restraining and capturing wild animals and principles of supervision and training.

Essential functions include excellent public speaking/presentation skills, skills to troubleshoot, coordinate & delegate responsibilities for projects, maintain good interpersonal work relationship & communication, exercise good judgment/tact in providing leadership/guidance & assistance & supervise/train/motivate motivate keepers. Proven leadership abilities/skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required. Must have valid California driver license. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative (Post 11/15/2012 - 11/20/2012 Repost External 11/22/2012 - 12/3/2012)