Bamboo Technician I




Organization: Zoo Atlanta (AZA Member)
Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Bamboo Technician I reports to the Manager of Animal Nutrition. To cultivate, propagate, identify and harvest bamboo on locally identified sites for the purpose of animal food.

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JOB FACTORS:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 Responsible for digging and planting bamboo as required.

 Harvest bamboo from locally identified sites in a manner appropriate for animal consumption.

 Maintaining quality control of the bamboo. This includes washing, cleaning, weighing, tagging, and delivery to animal areas.

 Responsible for daily record keeping of bamboo species harvesting logs.

 Cultivation and propagation of sites for the purpose of harvesting for animal consumption.

 Assist with continued development of the local harvesting program, including site evaluation and species identification.

 Maintenance of all departmental vehicles, tools and equipment.

 Lead tours of Animal Nutrition Department for educational purposes.

 Consulting with keeper staff to assess animal area bamboo requirements.

 Assisting the diet preparation operation as needed.

 Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement

 Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Nutrition management team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:

 Must demonstrate the ability to work well with a team and independently with minimal supervision.

 Horticulture experience a plus.

Special Skills and Abilities:

 Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

 Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year, therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees to work some weekends, holidays and evenings.

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent.

 Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: n/a

 Driving Requirements:

• Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to drive standard transmission vehicle and repeatedly lift 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.

MISC:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

To apply for this position, please visit our website: zooatlanta.org/About/Careers