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Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a Utah treasure. Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, the Zoo is spread out over 42 acres. Its natural hillside terrain and meandering tree-covered pathways enhance your visit as you discover the wonders of the natural world.



The Human Resources Generalist performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; training, and development. The Zoo is looking for a person who will promote the organization and employee effectiveness, advance our strategic objectives, and embrace our culture while always striving to improve. A friendly customer service attitude and a commitment to our mission is a must!

Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s Mission: Create Champions for Wildlife.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo has been a loved and trusted part of the community for over 90 years. Besides providing a great experience for our guests, we aim to create champions for wildlife, regardless of the job or position you have at the Zoo. If you believe in hard work, have a great attitude, are passionate about what you do, and love working with people, then we look forward to talking with you!


Reports directly to the Director of Human Resources.


  1. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and procedures to maintain compliance, and maintains personnel files.
  2. Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  3. Organizes and carries out employee recognition and award programs, including peer-to-peer recognition programs, and coordinating staff events.
  4. Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings. Participates in recruitment fairs and activities.
  5. Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory trainings, and administrating the learning management system.
  6. Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the Director of Human Resources.
  7. Administers new hire orientation and onboarding, often working with other departments.
  8. Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  9. Administers ADA, FMLA, and Worker’s Comp.
  10. Coordinates TB testing and drug testing. Responsible for tracking staff TB test compliance.
  11. Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations as needed.
  12. Participates in departmental meetings and serves on Zoo committees as requested.
  13. Assists the Director of Human Resources with budget planning and tracking.
  14. Demonstrates discretion, maintain confidentiality, and be professional at all times.
  15. Must have a commitment to, and be an advocate of the Zoo’s mission.
  16. Must be customer service oriented.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Looking for five (5) years’ experience in HR.

SHRM or HRCI certifications a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This list contains knowledge, skills, and abilities that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive and may vary according to position:

Needed technical skills and working knowledge of:

  • Computer operations and technical software applications.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word), including SharePoint and other applications or the ability to learn those applications.  
  • ADP or ability to quickly learn ADP.

Needed mathematical skills and working knowledge of:

  • Accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping.
  • Mathematical concepts and logic.
  • Basic mathematical formulas and calculations.

Must have the following abilities:

  • Interpersonal communication.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Effective verbal and writing abilities.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, applying critical thinking.
  • Prioritize work.
  • Perform within deadlines.
  • Stay focused despite interruptions.
  • Deal with stress caused by deadlines.
  • Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to manage details.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to random drug testing.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

WORK ENVIRONMENT                                                                    

The incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, bending, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. May occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

Experience Required

Looking for five (5) years’ experience in HR.

Further Comments

This is a full-time, benefited position.


$45,000 to $55,000

How to Apply

All applicants need to apply at:  

Utah's Hogle Zoo
2600 E Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1454
Phone: 801-584-1700

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