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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Wildlife Care Associate (Behavior-Birds) - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Wildlife Care Associate will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by handling trained exhibit animals used in visitor presentations, public contact and educational programs. This position reports to an Animal Care Supervisor/Manager. 


WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Handles trained animals
  • Controls animals and reinforces trained behavior
  • Transports animals from compound areas to show areas
  • Provides public with information and answers questions regarding animals
  • Controls animals in a manner which ensures public safety
  • Feeds and cares for assigned animals
  • Cleans and maintains animal compound areas
  • Exercises animals
  • Provides general grooming of animals
  • Prepares animal food and feeds animals
  • Keeps feeding records
  • Administers prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
  • Maintains logs and records concerning animal health and care
  • Observes animals
  • Adheres to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Desirable qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in biology or other scientifically related field. Knowledge of behavioral enrichment, bird training/handling preferred as well as a broad base knowledge of birds. Additional desired qualifications for this position include excellent public speaking and presentation skills. This position requires the ability to lift moderate to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). Applicant must be available any of the seven days of the week, including evenings and weekends, and you will work 40 hours. A good driving record and a valid CA driver license is required. 


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Animal behavior
  • Care, feeding and handling of wild animals
  • Safety practices around wild animals
  • Animal biology; zoology
  • Learn the handling and control of a variety of trained exhibit animals
  • Discriminate differences in animal vocalizations
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Keep simple records
  • Effectively communicate (verbal and written)
  • Operate motorized equipment and vehicles 

 

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: Escondido, CA
  • Duration: Union Hourly Non-Exempt Union Position if selected there will be union fees and dues to be paid to the Union
  • Hourly wage: $22.14   

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

 

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our employees, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

 

SDZWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDZWA will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

Salary

22.14

How to Apply

Apply directly through SDZWA website:

https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/7063

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 6192311515

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