Life Support Systems Manager

Organization: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (AZA Member)
Location: Columbia, SC, United States
Job or Internship: Job


Salary: $41, 257

Duties: Under general supervision is responsible for all aspects of aquatic LSS and public water features and maintenance including the design and construction. Works closely with curatorial and maintenance staff to complete critical tasks related to the maintenance of LSS and to ensure the maintenance of designated water quality parameters. Ensures all public water features meet DHEC water quality requirements when open to the public. Supervises, plans and coordinates a variety of services, activities, operations, and maintenance of LSS and public water features. Coordinates assigned activities with other divisions and provides reliable technical assistance to staff. Reports to work on declared inclement weather days. Reports to the Director of Risk Management and Facilities.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marine science, biology, zoology, chemistry, mechanical engineering or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in an aquarium or biological park setting with extensive aquatic life support systems. Minimum of 2 years management experience with at least 1 year practical lab experience operating water quality analytical equipment.

• Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification and all other relevant certifications required.

• AALSO Level 1 certification required, higher AALSO certification preferred.

• SCUBA certification desired.

To apply, please visit our website at to complete an online application. Riverbanks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees must pass a criminal background check.