Zookeeper I

Organization: Charles Paddock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Atascadero, California, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Charles Paddock Zoo and the City of Atascadero have a Zookeeper I open position.

The position: Will work under the limited supervision of the Senior Keeper. Performs a wide variety of routine animal care and welfare duties, as well as a variety of facility and exhibit maintenance tasks to include feeding, cleaning of exhibits, performing routine animal husbandry, an other keeper maintenance duties.

Qualifications: Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, and one year paid experience or training and/or education to demonstrate abilities essential to the performance of the position. General knowledge of animal behavior, care, feeding, and safe handling of wild animals or Animal Biology, Zoology studies, restraint and/or capture techniques for wild animals. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a competent performance of the responsibilities outlined. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather, ability to lift at least (50) fifty pounds. Ability to work weekends and holidays, as well as relief coverage.

Applications may be obtained from the City of Atascadero website at www.atascadero.org, at the City Hall Annex located at 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA, or by calling (805) 461-5000, during normal business hours. An original City of Atascadero Employment Application must be completed, signed and received in the City Manager's Office by the final filing deadline (No Postmarks). Recruitment packet documents will not be faxed out. Applications/resumes will not be accepted by email or fax. The City is not responsible for any errors in transmitting, applications by email. A resume of three pages or less may supplement the application but may not be substituted for it. All statements made on the application are subject to verification; false statements will be cause for disqualifications or discharge.

For further information please go to our website www.atascadero.org or call (805)470-3170.