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SUMMARY: The Dietician is based at the San Francisco Zoo Nutrition Center and supports the integrated animal wellness program. The position plays a key role in ensuring optimal nutrition for the Zoo’s animals. The Dietician will work with the veterinary, animal care and animal wellness departments to maintain the health and psychological well-being of the Zoo’s animals. The Dietician takes a specific role in understanding the effect and impact of diet on these animals. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of diets and assisting with the formulation and scientific assessment of diets and nutritional records; tracking diets and diet changes; and assisting with the diet review process. This position may be required to work weekends and holidays.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Interacts with Zoo staff and animal husbandry personnel in a professional and courteous manner.
2. Interacts with Zoo visitors courteously and offer proper attention at all times.
3. Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES and SKILLS:
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have relevant experience – e.g. food preparation, nutrition assessment, compliance readiness, animal assessment, foodstuffs analysis. Education may be considered in absence of specific paid or volunteer. Ability to work with Zoo employees as needed; keep operational records; prepare reports; deal courteously and effectively with the public. Must have good written and verbal communication abilities and demonstrate superior time management abilities.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
LICENSES: Valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions including inclement weather.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to potentially hazardous animals.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Application: Please apply via our web site at http://sfzoo.snaphire.com. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
Please apply via our web site at http://sfzoo.snaphire.com. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens1 Zoo Rd.San Francisco, CA 94132
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