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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
General Summary: Provides day-to-day leadership and management of specific animal areas which supports the mission and core values of the Zoo to the staff engaged in the care and exhibition of the collection.
Communication (Internal and External):
Management of Resources (financial, human resources, facilities):
• Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Animal Science or related science; and,
• Experience may be substituted for a degree.
• Three years paid experience with an AZA accredited zoological institution (preferred);
• At least one year of supervisory experience or equivalent experience working with animals in a supervisory capacity;
• Valid driver’s license; and,
• Demonstrated supervisory ability as well as ability to lead and mentor professional staff;
• Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals from ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds;
• Extremely well-organized;
• Strong leadership, communication, mentoring, time management, interpersonal and follow-up skills;
• Self-directed, collaborative and detail-oriented; and,
• Strong background in animal husbandry, training, or enrichment.
• Must be able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including telephone, two way radio, motor vehicles, electric golf carts, hand tools, animal restraint and capture equipment, gardening/carpentry tools, power equipment, e.g. leaf blower, weed eater, lawn mower, or power washer and computer equipment, scales, transponder reader, digital thermometers and water chemistry equipment. Must be proficient with a word processing and spread sheet program (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel).
• Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb, balance;
• Must be able to travel large areas of the Zoo as needed;
• Must be able to work in an outdoor weather environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures, and/or wet conditions;
• Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to 75 pounds and climb a ladder;
• Exposure to potential environmental hazards such as poison oak/ivy, uneven terrain, and insect bites/stings;
• Exposure to zoonotic diseases and risk of animal attack; and,
• TB test, physical, and rabies vaccine required.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. Therefore, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
Please apply at www.marylandzoo.org
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore1876 Mansion House Drive BaltimoreBaltimore, MD 21217Phone: 4435520890Fax: The Maryland Zoo in Balti
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