Zoo Keeper(20)

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

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


Education and Experience: A High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of confined animal care and handling experience, excluding personal pets.

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


Under immediate supervision, provide for the care of assigned zoo animals.


Feed and care for exotic zoo animals and clean and maintain animal enclosures. 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 such as by trimming beaks, nails and wing feathers, providing moisture for turtles, reptiles and birds, shearing sheep, weighing animals and other services as needed. Record animal information such as temperature and consumption to charts.

Salary: $12.31 - $18.27 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.