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ABQ BioPark

Zookeeper II B23 (Elephants)

Position Summary

Maintain and care for a variety of animals within the BioPark; assist curatorial and veterinary staff as needed and perform a variety of activities relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Principles and practices of animal behavior and physiology
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Operations, services and activities of a biological park program
  • Methods and techniques of handling a variety of animals

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Prepare adequate diets for animal consumption
  • Operate a variety of animal diet preparation equipment and tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Learn operations, services and activities of a biological park program
  • Learn methods and techniques of handling a variety of animals
  • Learn to prepare adequate diets for animal consumption
  • Learn to operate a variety of animal diet preparation equipment and tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Work with a variety of domestic and wild animals
  • Clean and maintain assigned animal enclosures according to established BioPark guidelines
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Experience Required

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements Education directly related to the minimum requirements below may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. High school diploma or GED; and Two (2) years of experience in any combination of the following areas: •exotic animal husbandry •zookeeping •arthropod rearing. Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.

Further Comments

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Driver's License. Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.

Salary

$32,302.40 - $34,382.40 Annually

How to Apply

All applicants must apply on-line at www.cabq.gov

ABQ BioPark
903 Tenth St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-764-8500

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