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Senior Zoo Keeper FT




Organization: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Under the general direction of the Zoo Director and Zoo Curator, the Senior Zoo Keeper is responsible for the supervision, training, scheduling, and assignment of Zoo Keepers, Trainees and Volunteers in safely providing a high standard of care for animals in the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo animal collection. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Happy Hollow Park & Zoo staff at all levels. Familiarity with a wide variety of taxa including birds, carnivores, hoofstock, primates and herptiles as well as a background in animal training and enrichment are preferred.

Education: Completion of high school or equivalent General Educational Development (G.E.D) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience in the care of zoo animals, including one year in a lead or supervisory position.

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver¿s license may be required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Job Title: Senr Zoo Keeper

Job ID: 4072

Salary Min: $41142.40

Salary Max: $49982.40

Full-Time with benefits

Close Date:

04/09/2014

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For a complete description of this position as well as application instructions and the ability to apply online, please visit: https://cityjobs.sanjoseca.gov/psc/prod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL