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Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Open water SCUBA certification or equivalent
Current CPR and 1st AID certification or the ability to obtain certification prior to date of hire
One (1) year of experience as a full-time Zookeeper at a zoo or aquarium; OR Three (3) years full-time experience in an established laboratory or field research program involving vertebrate animals and data collection; responsible work experience in a laboratory animal colony or veterinary hospital involving direct animal care and maintenance. Experience must be within the last ten (10) years and include all of the following:
Observation of animal behaviors,
Preparation and feeding of animal diets,
Preparation and maintenance of detailed animal records, and
Maintenance of sanitary animal living conditions.
Training animals using operant conditioning with positive reinforcement
Creating goal-based enrichment items
Customer service skills sufficient to work with co-workers and guests courteously and respectfully.
Ability to interpret technical literature that relates to the health and management of animals.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a work environment that respects and values differences and diversity
Valid driver’s license
College degree in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education, Ecology or closely related field.
Experience working with and caring for animals at an AZA accredited Zoo or aquarium including preparing diets, feeding animals, maintaining sanitary animal living conditions, observing animal behavior, and maintaining animal records.
Experience training marine mammals for medical behaviors, enrichment, exercise, and public interpretation/educational programs
Experience interpreting animal behavior and providing species specific information to guests
Experience with public interpretation of animals, animal behavior and training
Experience working with animals in an ambassador setting, including handling and presenting for educational programs for large audiences, small audiences, and/or small groups
Experience with training and/or husbandry of pinnipeds
Experience with training and/or husbandry of sea otters
Advanced or Rescue SCUBA certification or equivalent
Ability to work as a firearms team member
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
$20.09 - $28.30/hourly;
Visit the State of Minnesota Website and apply on line: Search Jobs / Careers in the State of Minnesota (mn.gov) or visit the Minnesota Zoo website
Search for job ID: 49659
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
Minnesota ZooApple Valley, MN 55124Phone: 952-431-9255
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