Organization: North Carolina Zoo
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Job or Internship: Job
JOB CLASS TITLE: Zookeeper III
POSITION NUMBER: 60033428
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Environment & Natural Resource
DIVISION/SECTION: NC Zoo
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $33,190 - $42,626
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 66
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Randolph County
CLOSING DATE: 02/18/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This position is responsible for all aspects of management at the NC Zoo’s Animal Commissary. Position is the direct supervisor of a staff of 5 Food Service Assistants and management of a dynamic perishable food inventory. Responsible for accurate animal diet preparation and delivery for all animals in the Zoo's collection; orders and maintains sufficient quantity and quality of foodstuffs (insects, fish, rodents, meat, pelleted food, produce) in order to prepare animal diets; orders hay, alfalfa and straw and oversees deliveries and stock rotation at hay barn facilities; systemizes records on all current and historical diets for all animals in the Zoo's collection; ensures high standards of sanitation within the Commissary; assists in diet analysis; establishes procedures/guidelines and leads problem solving for work unit; key communications link between work unit staff and Curator/Vets/other sections for information exchange; direct management and supervision of work unit staff including hiring, scheduling, work plan development, employee evaluation, and staff training; resource management including preparing budget requests for an annual budget of $400,000-$500,000, tracking expenditures, ordering equipment and supplies; identifies facilities maintenance and repair issues for Commissary and hay barn facilities. Performs diet preparation duties when sufficient Food Service Assistant staff is not available.
Required to participate in Zoo’s Occupational Health Program. Other duties as assigned. Must possess and maintain a valid NC Driver's License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES:
Applicants must document on the application their knowledge skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply.
Must have demonstrated leadership skills in guiding, planning, organizing and setting priorities for routine and non-routine daily tasks to manage day to day activities of the work team.
Working knowledge of animal nutrition to include diet preparation, diet formulation, and/or diet analysis.
Must have demonstrated organizational skills in order to effectively manage a wide variety of perishable food items.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills to effectively manage staff and interact with other zoo staff and vendors.
Experience with Microsoft Office, primarily excel and word program, to effectively create and manage extensive written records, e.g. spreadsheets, standard operating guidelines, diet sheets.
Must have good physical agility, be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to work in tight spaces, vision and hearing and the ability to perform potentially strenuous work. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a two-year technical or community college with a degree in ZOO ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY or other related curriculum and four years of animal care experience in a zoo or related facility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
***Prefer supervisory experience.
***Prefer zoo commissary experience or relevant food product/handling experience.
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 www.nczoo.org for additional information regarding our facility.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government