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Zoo Boise is committed to the preservation and conservation of wildlife and their habitats worldwide. Providing the patrons of our local community a front-row seat to the beauty of our natural world, we are invested in imparting the responsibilities of conservatism to the next generation. Our staff is comprised of passionate and knowledgeable individuals. We are currently seeking a fellow champion to join our team of Zoo Keepers. If you are dedicated to conservation, zealous about the welfare of animals, and committed to leaving the world a better place, we invite you to apply.
To provide a safe and healthy workplace for all City of Boise employees, residents, and community members, new employment offers are contingent upon the applicant providing proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination process according to current CDC guidance to the City, on a confidential basis, or receiving an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a legally required medical or religious accommodation two weeks prior to the applicant’s scheduled start date.
Ensures animal health and safety by making regular observations and inspections of cages, facilities, and animal behavior. Creates and maintains records such as animal descriptions, sex, diet, and behavioral characteristics. Investigates cases of unusual animal behavior, and reports behavior to the veterinarian. Prepares food for animals with regards to species, natural eating behavior and foods, special diets or circumstances, and recommended frequency. Takes direction from a veterinarian to administer required medications. Performs cleaning duties in and around cages, zoo grounds, and as directed. (55%)
Creates and provides enrichment opportunities for animals such as scent manipulation, puzzle feeders, altering the design and layout of cages, and related items to engage animals and prevent irritation and stress. Trains animals to exhibit specific behaviors. (15%)
Conducts various presentations, tours, and classes for groups, individuals, and related public events. Creates educational activities for schools and classes. Interacts with the public and answers questions. (10%)
Works on projects throughout zoo facilities. Builds, adjusts, and repairs animal exhibits. Performs various facility maintenance tasks such as cleaning, changing light bulbs, landscaping and lawn maintenance, hauling bark, minor repairs, and unloading animal foodstuffs. Follows a specific routine for certain tasks. (10%)
Assists with veterinarian procedures. Transports animals to locations throughout the zoo. Builds transport crates. Attends zoo-specific training. Ensures compliance with regulations and standards. Receives training in the proper use of blow and dart guns, shotguns, immobilizing drugs, control poles, and squeeze-cages. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Working knowledge of:
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Licensing And Other Requirements
Applicants must be able to pass:
This position is required to qualify and maintain qualification standards to carry firearms.
The physical effort characteristics and working environment 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 always lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds and rarely lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds. Also, the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds. The noise level is frequently loud and occasionally moderate. Work includes the sensory ability to talk, hear, smell and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, and areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees are exposed to mechanical hazards. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids and chemicals.
Fully city benefits incilings medical, dental and retirement
$17.56 - $18.00/Hr
Please go to the City of Boise jobs website to apply.
Zoo Boise355 Julia Davis DrBoise, ID 83702
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