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The Alexandria Zoo

Zoo Keeper II

The purpose of this classification is to establish an employment list to fill vacancies in the Zoo Department and future vacancies as they occur to perform skilled work in the care of exotic zoo animals, including large cats, and the maintenance of zoo grounds and facilities. This is an intermediate-level position that emphasizes direct care of animals in addition to manual work functions; individuals in this class will have a high degree of interaction with the visiting public as well as direct contact with the animals. Individuals in this position will need a solid understanding of species specific behaviors and communication and the ability to interpret the meaning for the individual animals under their care. This position needs a working understanding of behavioral husbandry and the ability to build behaviors from new behaviors to maintenance behaviors.  An understanding of the AZA and USDA rules and regulations under which the zoo operates and their meaning towards animal care and welfare is important.

Experience Required

• Documented or proven leadership skills and abilities. Documented expertise with a species or taxon relevant to job duties. AZA experience is preferred. • Education shall include one of the following: A.S. degree in one of the life sciences with at least five years of full-time, paid experience working with animals in an accredited institution; OR • B.S. degree in one of the life sciences with at least two years of full-time, paid experience working with animals in an accredited institution; OR • Seven years full-time, paid experience working with animals in an accredited institution.

Perks

19.38% employer retirement contribution; sick and vacation leave; health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances offered.

Salary

$29,078.40 per year

How to Apply

Must include copies of driver’s license, diploma, GED, DD214, degree, etc. with application.

Accepting applications: July 21, 2021 – August 4, 2021 by 4pm or the first 50 applications whichever comes first.

APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.CITYOFALEXANDRIALA.COM UNDER OUR EMPLOYMENT PAGE

Civil Service Department Ph. (318)449-5078, Fax (318)449-5232, Email: civilservice@cityofalex.com

The City of Alexandria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria , LA 71301
Phone: 318-441-6810

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