BIO PARK CURATOR/LIFE SUPPORT




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

Job Title: BIO PARK CURATOR/LIFE SUPPORT

Expires: 06/06/2013 Thursday

Department: CULTURAL SERVICES

Division: BIOPARK AQUARIUM

Location: 2601 CENTRAL AVE NW

Job Code: 800409 This is a union position

Grade: E16 Starting $1,789.60 to Midrange $2,132.80 Bi-weekly

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supervise, plan and coordinate a variety of Biological Park services, activities, operations and maintenance of life support systems and aquatic facilities; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Aquarium Manager.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in marine biology, zoology, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a related field, plus five (5) years of managerial experience at an aquarium or biological park setting with aquatic life support systems to include two (2) years direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position requires: Pre-employment physical, Odd days off.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Operational characteristics, services and activities of a Biological Park

Water quality for fish, marine and aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles

Theories and applications of biology, ecology or conservation

Pumps, filters, ozone generators and other equipment needed for aquarium and biological park life support systems

Preventative maintenance practices for aquarium and biological park life support systems

Troubleshooting techniques related to system problems and/or malfunctions

Safe work procedures when around animals

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff

Interpret and explain City Biological Park policies and procedures

Prepare clear and concise reports

Communicate clearly and concisely

TO 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 www.cabq.gov/jobs. 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 http://www.cabq.gov and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER