Zoo Keeper(16)

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

Opening Date: January 24, 2013 (opens at midnight)

Closing Date: February 4, 2013

Salary: $12.31 - $18.27 Hourly

The City of El Paso is seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to serve in the position of Zoo Keeper. This position will feed and care for exotic animals in the different zoo areas exhibits. Candidates must have a High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of confined animal care and handling experience, excluding personal pets. Come be a part of our "Bigger and Better" El Paso Zoo Family!

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.

Note: The City of El Paso will be recruiting for this position on January 24, 2013 (opens at midnight). Applications are only accepted online. On January 24, 2013, visit the City’s website at www.elpasotexas.gov to apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately because this position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.