Organization: Alexandria Zoological Park (AZA Member)
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Kind of work

This full time job's duties include establishing and implementing a health care protocol, providing preventative and emergency medicine for the zoo's collection, and supervising nutrition and husbandry practices. The Alexandria Zoo has been AZA accredited since 1986 and has a diverse collection of 500 animals consisting mostly of mammals, birds and reptiles. See the zoo's website for a list:

Minimum Qualifications for Admission to Examination:

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university, with an internship in another zoo or related facility; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in Veterinary Medicine; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for this job. Must possess a current DEA license or be able to obtain a DEA license within three months of hire. Out-of-State license holders must obtain a Louisiana Controlled Dangerous Substance and DEA licenses within three months of hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Will be required to obtain a valid State of Louisiana driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment for this classification.

Kind of Examination

This examination may consist of a written test, a rating of training and experience, a performance test or any combination thereof deemed necessary to adequately screen and rank applicants. Acceptable applicants will be notified of the time, place, and date of assembled testing, if used. Applicants must supply complete and accurate information concerning their previous training and experience including a detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers and the dates of employment. The information is subject to verification.

Must include copies of driver’s license, diploma, GED, DD214, degree, etc. with application.

Accepting applications: October 7 - 18, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Applications for the following positions may be obtained from the Civil Service Office located at:

625 Murray Street, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, LA 71301 or downloaded from the city’s website:

Civil Service Department Ph.(318)449-5030 Fax(318)619-3407

The City of Alexandria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.