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Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.
Position Title: Zoological Supervisor
Reports To: Zoological Curator - Herps and Aquatics
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt
All positions with Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. are classified as 'Safety-Sensitive.'
(All candidates for employment with Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. must pass a pre-placement drug screening prior to beginning work)
Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of “Connecting, Caring, Advocating for Wildlife, People, and Wild Places.” A dynamic group of passionate individuals brings the zoo to life each day, 365 days per year, caring for animals, greeting guests, educating the public and managing the facilities. Each member of the team is integral to the success of the zoo as a key asset in the City of Tulsa and the Northeast Oklahoma region, delivering recreational opportunities, providing unplugged family time and conserving animal species for future generations.
This position directs and oversees the activities of designated areas to ensure and promote effective and efficient care of the department's assigned collection. The Zoological Supervisor supervises, coaches, and evaluates departmental personnel; may assist with the approved acquisition and disposition of specimens; may assist with planning and implementing of breeding and research programs; and may assist with department budget and finances.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned in keeping with the mission of Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI)
Directly supervises a team of zookeepers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the TZMI's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Excellence and Continuous Improvement
Stewardship and Conservation
Safety and Security
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Environmental Resources, Wildlife Management or a related field from college or university; three years experience in the care of wildlife or exotic animal collection and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of TZMI employees, managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money.
Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi; Microsoft Access; International Species Information Systems (ISIS) a plus; Internet Browser(s)- Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.
Other Skills, Abilities or Qualifications
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable on TZMI’s insurance carrier. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Knowledge of established principles and practices of exotic and domestic wildlife care, exhibition, management and exhibit maintenance. Skill in developing and maintaining a zoological collection. Knowledge of the processes involved in the approved acquisition and disposition of animal specimens. Knowledge of exhibit/habitat design, construction and maintenance principles and practices. Knowledge of general zoological classification and veterinary medical terminology. Knowledge of the "normal" behaviors including feeding/breeding habits and social interaction patterns and the behaviors/physical appearance indicative of health problems in assigned animals. Knowledge of State, Federal and International laws, regulations and guidelines relating to the operation of a zoological park and respective animal programs. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Zoo staff, animal management staff at all levels, animal management staff in Zoos around the world, State, Federal, and International regulatory officials, and the public. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in handling potentially dangerous animals. Knows and practices the proper the safe methods for handling and utilizing dangerous animals and various chemicals, tools and equipment necessary for completion of duties. Knowledge of general biology and natural environments in which the assigned animals are found. Knowledge of research principles and practices.
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.
This position requires substantial standing; substantial walking, moderate sitting; substantial reaching with hands and arms; substantial climbing or balancing; substantial stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; substantial talking or hearing; moderate lifting up to 60 pounds.
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.
This work environment involves minimal working near moving mechanical parts; substantial work in outdoor weather conditions; substantial work with moderate noise level.
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Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.6421 East 36th Street NorthTulsa, OK 74115Phone: 9186696600
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