Assistant Curator of Conservation and Research

Organization: North Carolina Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Assistant Curator of Conservation and ResearchJOB CLASS TITLE: Natural Science Research Curator I POSITION NUMBER: 60033323 DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environment & Natural Resource DIVISION/SECTION: NC Zoo HIRING RANGE: $34,474.00 - $44,467 Annually APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time WORK LOCATION: Randolph County CLOSING DATE: 07/05/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This position will have significant involvement with the North Carolina Zoo’s Conservation and Research Program. The employee will have partial responsibility for the zoo’s field conservation projects and for conducting and overseeing original research at the zoo. The employee will also provide managerial, technical and administrative support for the Conservation and Research Program as directed by the Curator of Conservation and Research. The Conservation and Research Program involves all Sections of the zoo and covers a wide variety of topics; for example conservation of endangered species, animal husbandry, plant/animal interactions, evaluation of programs, and others. Areas of field conservation focus include sub-Saharan Africa and North Carolina. This position works closely with the Curator of Conservation and Research to ensure objectives of field projects are being met and that research conducted at the zoo meets accepted scientific standards. The position has significant responsibility for fundraising (both through generating grant applications and working with the North Carolina Zoological Society’s development department) and for communications outreach in support of the Conservation and Research Program. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general guidance of the Curator of Conservation and Research.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES:To receive credit applicants must document on their application their knowledge, skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply. Qualified applicants must have the following:Considerable knowledge of wildlife biology, zoology, animal behavior and/or conservation biology. Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of scientific research. Demonstrated skills with grant, scientific, and popular writing. Skilled in conversing and presenting lectures on topics in areas of expertise to professionals and laymen. ***Prefer experience working in other countries and in different cultural contexts.MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a four-year college/university with a degree in biology, zoology, or a science curriculum related to the area of expertise and two years of experience in specialty area; a master's degree in natural science area may be substituted for experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment - Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum related to the area of assignment. SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION: All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of state application. SEE ATTACHED RESUME WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit.Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. You may attach a copy with your application. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website at for additional information regarding our facility.APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: Apply to the department listed on postingAn Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government