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Miller Park Zoo
Responsible for the overall planning, direction, operation, and oversite of the Miller Park Zoo including the procurement, care, and exhibiting of all animals. Oversees all Zoo staff and volunteers, zoo education programming, grant writing and procurement, an extensive public relations program, and promotes cooperation and support with the Miller Park Zoological Society. Directs Zoo building and grounds maintenance projects and improvements as well as the specialized care needed for zoo specimens and animal transactions. Work is performed with considerable independence, subject to review by reports submitted and through the observation of results achieved to the Director of Parks & Recreation (or designee).
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Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Our employees are our greatest asset and reason for our success. As a full-time Classified/non-union employee, you will receive a Total Compensation package including healthcare/wellness benefits, paid time off (PTO), insurance and retirement. Details below: Healthcare/Wellness Medical - choice between a lower deductible PPO, an HSA-compatible PPO, and an HMO All plans administered by BCBS 75% employer subsidy provided, for employee and any covered dependent(s). Working spouse exclusion applies, however, to the Medical Plan Dental - PPO Administered by BCBS 50% employer subsidy provided, for employee and any covered dependent(s) Vision - PPO Administered by VSP 50% employer subsidy provided, for employee and any covered dependent(s) Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Extensive Wellness program, including an annual Health Club Reimbursement Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – for assistance with work, health & life topics such as overall wellbeing, relationship management, workplace challenges, addiction, child/elder care resources, legal advice, financial guidance, nutrition & physical health Paid Time Off (PTO) 2 weeks' vacation, provided on your start date 3 weeks at 5 years of service 4 weeks at 11 years of service 5 weeks at 20 years of service 11.5 paid holidays each year New Year’s Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day Good Friday Memorial Day 4th of July Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day After Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve (1/2 day) 2 personal days provided each year Opportunity to earn a Wellness Day each year 1 sick day earned each month, up to a maximum bank of 60 days Insurance $50,000 Employer-provided benefit Voluntary Life Insurance buy-up Retirement Automatic enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension – benefit details can be found here Voluntary retirement options available: 457 Account (similar to a 401k) Roth IRA Additional Voluntary After-Tax Contribution (VAC) plan via IMRF
Miller Park Zoo1020 South Morris AvenueBloomington, IL 61701Phone: 3094342250Fax: Miller Park Zoo
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