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Department: Marine Operations Department
Division: Marine Mammal Division
Reports to: Marine Mammal Manager/Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals and Birds FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Summary: Animal Welfare Specialist 1 (AWS 1) works under the direct supervision of AWS 3 (Senior) to support all daily animal care and guest interactions. They show a willingness to learn and promote a positive teamwork environment under the guidance of the Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals and Birds.
Duties/Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional environment (indoor and outdoor). The employee will be exposed to sunny, warm, humid, and wet conditions. This role routinely uses standard equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, filing cabinets, cameras, and fax machines.
Physical demands This position requires the employee to sit, stand, walk, or move for most of his/her working hours but occasionally must stoop, kneel, or crouch. The AWS 1 is required to walk around the park sometimes on uneven ground and up and down stairs. The ASW 1 is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, using hands to handle or feel. The ASW 1 is required to be in constant communication with guests during programs requiring the ASW 1 to talk and hear. The ASW 1 must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. ASW 1 duties are frequently performed under physically demanding conditions and potentially hazardous environments, including working in close proximity with wild animals and handling potentially dangerous chemicals.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days are scheduled 5 days a week between Sunday - Saturday for a 40-hour work week. During the slow season hours may be reduced to accommodate the needs of the park. During emergencies such as Hurricanes or other natural disasters may be expected to work 50+ hours per week.
Special Eligibility Requirements:
Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (example: emergencies, changes to personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).
Please include the job title in the subject. References required. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by email to be considered for the position.
Valissa M. Hodge, MHRM Office/Human Resources Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: (340) 775 1555 ext. 247
Coral World Ocean ParkSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands
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