Zookeeper- Mammals

Organization: Zoo Miami (AZA Member)
Location: Miami, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Zoo Miami is looking for an individual to join the Mammal department. The new hire will be able to work in a team environment, have good general knowledge of biology and husbandry of various mammal species. Employees are expected to: maintain exhibits in the highest standards, keep accurate daily records, work cohesively amongst the Mammal team, follow all protocols and safety standards, interact with the public, and must possess excellent communication skills. Candidate must also be willing to work weekends and holidays. Preference will be given to candidates that have a degree in Biology, Zoology or related fields. Preference will also be given to individuals that have held a Mammal position in an AZA accredited institution and are familiar with AZA standards. Ideal candidates will also have experience working with SSP species as well as husbandry experience with carnivores. Minimum Requirements: High school degree or equivalent and one (1) year exotic animal husbandry experience. College course work in zoology, biology or a related field may be substituted for the required experience on a month-to-month basis. Candidates should be willing to relocate at their own expense, must be able to tolerate the South Florida climate, and should familiarize themselves with the cost of living in Miami prior to applying. Benefits include Health Insurance (a current mandatory 5% deduction of gross salary is contributed to County health plan), optional Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, participation in the Florida Retirement System (3.5% of gross salary is deducted for contribution). Under the current Collective Bargaining agreement with the County, this person is also required to take 4 unpaid Furlough Days per fiscal year. The salary range for this position is $28,500.69-$43,848.32.Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of official Miami-Dade county application (go to http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp and register, apply for job # 19666), submission of cover letter and resume to the Mammal Curator, background check, drug screen, and physical. Please send cover letter resume via e-mail to:Terry Webb: Mammal Curator webbt@miamidade.gov