Organization: Albuquerque Aquarium - Albuquerque Biological Park (AZA Member)
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Apply for this jobAdvertisement Number: 13335Job Title: AQUARIST Expires: 04/22/2013 MondayDepartment: CULTURAL SERVICESDivision: BIOPARKLocation: 2601 CENTRAL NWJob Code: 100097 This is a union positionGrade: B29 $10.82 step one (1). After successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period, $17.29 step two (2). HourlyPOSITION SUMMARY:Care for, observe and maintain a variety of fish and aquatic life within the City zoo; provide responsible assistance to the Aquarium Manager and perform a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Associate's degree from an accredited college or university or two (2) years of college-level course work in marine biology or related field, plus two (2) years aquarium operations experience. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Possession of an appropriate valid SCUBA diving certificate within (6) months from date of hire into position.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Position requires: Background check, Pre-employment physical, TB Test.PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:Basic anatomy, physiology and behavior of fish and invertebratesPrinciples and practices of SCUBA divingBasic procedures of an aquarium programSafe work practices utilized when working with fish and various aquatic lifeMaintain and care for a variety of fish within the assigned areaClean and maintain aquariumsPrepare diets and feed fish according to established guidelinesIdentify unusual fish behaviorObserve and detect unusual animal behaviorsMaintain accurate records on fish behaviorRespond to requests and inquiries from the general publicCommunicate clearly and conciselyTO APPLY: All applicants must submit, by expiration date, a City Application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at web site Applications are also available at the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department 400 Marquette NW 7th Floor Suite 703, Albuquerque NM 87103. Copies of required certifications, registrations, and/or licenses, if not attached on-line, must be provided at the time of interview. Additionally, if requesting acceptance of post secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your transcript is required at the time of the interview. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in disqualification.NOTE: Your qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in your City application.VACANCY LISTINGS: May be obtained from the City's website at and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER