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HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Wildlife Care Specialist will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by overseeing all aspects of the safe care and handling of an assigned animal collection. This position reports to the Lead or Supervisor.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Safety: Must be able to safely manage the daily care of non-domesticated wild animals representing multiple dangerous species. This requires the knowledge of and ability to follow SOPs in each animal area.
Decision-making: Must have independent and critical thinking ability to respond appropriately to expected and unexpected animal care situations. Must be able to problem solve based on experience and observation and must be able to follow proper procedures.
Flexibility/Adaptability: Must be able to quickly process and respond to novel situations with professionalism and clear judgment. Must be able to accept irregular shift times, last minute schedule changes, variance in workload, and changing of daily tasks. Must be able to respond appropriately to the collection animals’ dynamic social and physical states.
Professionalism: Employees are expected to abide by the SDZWA Rules of Engagement. Must foster a positive work environment that promotes trust and integrity. Must be able to accept responsibility and be accountable. Must make decisions that support the goals of the organization.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Qualified applicants will be responsible for feeding and providing of the general care and welfare of assigned exhibit and ambassador animals, cleaning exhibit enclosures and contiguous areas, providing exhibit security and performing related work (Wildlife Presentations) as required. Applicants must have free contact animal ambassador experience. A Life Science degree, college education in a related field and/or experience or equivalent specialized training is necessary. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week, mornings or evenings, this is a part time non-benefitted position workign 24 hours a week.
Minimum of 1 year of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in animal care and behavior management techniques would be acquired.
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SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
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San Diego Zoo Wildlife AllianceSan Diego, CA 92101Phone: 16192311515
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