Senior Zoo Keeper




Organization: City of El Paso Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: El Paso, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

***Recruitment will begin July 25, 2013***

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: A High School diploma or GED, and two (2) years of zoo keeper experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Under general supervision, lead the work of zoo keepers and participate in the care of zoo animals.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Oversee and provide for the care of zoo animals. Involves: Prepare regular and special diets to feed animals. Feed and water animals. Clean, disinfect and maintain cages, enclosures and exhibit areas as needed. Maintain safety of animals. Monitor animal health and well-being. Report animal illness or injury to appropriate staff. Assist veterinary staff as needed with administering medications, providing treatment and restraining. Provide care for animals by trimming beaks, nails and wing feathers, providing moisture for turtles, reptiles, birds, etc., shearing sheep, weighing animals and other care services as needed. Record animal information such as temperature and consumption to charts. Perform special projects and activities as assigned.

Salary: $13.29 - $20.47 Hourly

Note: Recruitment will begin on July 25, 2013. On July 25, 2013, interested applicants must go to www.elpasotexas.gov to apply. Applications are only accepted online. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close once a preset number of qualified applications have been received.