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Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden
The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join the Herpetology Team in the role of Senior Animal Caretaker. This position will perform a variety of skilled/semi-skilled work required for the care and safety of the Herpetology collection and guests. In addition, this position is encouraged to participate in the OKC zoo’s education, research, field and resource conservation efforts. This position reports to the Assistant Curator of the Herpetology department.
The OKC Zoo’s Herpetology collection currently is housed in 5 buildings and includes 50 + species of venomous and non-venomous snakes and lizards, a large (20 + species including Ploughshare tortoises) chelonian collection, amphibians (20 + species) and a pair of Komodo dragons.
The OKC Zoo strives toward innovation and maximizing the talents of employees that possess a keen interest in advancing research in their field and the conservation efforts of the institution.
Essential Job Functions
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties:
**This position description is a general guideline for work behavior and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all job duties. Therefore, it is also not, nor can it be implied to be, a contract of employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. Must be able to successfully complete an intense background investigation.
Experience Required: Two (2) years of experience working with relevant taxa in an AZA accredited institution (or equivalent).
Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, Zoology, or related field.
Certification: Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and pass a driver’s history check. Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, and a drug test. Must take and pass annual TB tests. Completion of mandatory OKC Zoo Global Academy training, or the ability to complete the same in the first six (6) months of employment.
Preferred qualifications: Venomous snake handling. Interest in and experience in turtle and tortoise husbandry.
*To view detailed job description and be considered for this opportunity, please apply via this site: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/okczoo/.
Please note, only applications received via the above site will be considered.
Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical GardenOklahoma City, OK 73111Fax: Oklahoma City Zoological
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