Zookeeper – Mammals & Primates

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Zookeeper – Mammals & Primates

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

 

Job Number: 2022-01350

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Cameron Park Zoo

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Summary

Minimum Starting Salary $15.54 depending on qualifications

 

Under basic supervision, provides for the health and welfare of exotic and native animals in the City Zoo through diet preparation and feeding, enclosure maintenance, behavioral observation and training, enrichment and health care maintenance and treatment.

 

Primary Duties

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Assists with the daily care, husbandry, and nutrition of assigned animals; resolves problems within scope of authority; duties may vary according to job assignment.

• Monitors and maintains Zoo exhibits, identifies animal care issues, prepares, and distributes diets and supplements; monitors animal health issues, behavior and eating habits; maintains records; examines exhibit facilities and grounds to assure proper maintenance procedures are followed.

• Assists with public education, community outreach and safety and security programs.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

 

• Associates Degree in Zoology, Biological Sciences, or related field

• One-year animal care work experience

• OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Preferred:

 

• Experience working with orangutans and other primates in an AZA accredited zoo or wild animal park is desired.

 

Physical Demands

 

Heavy Work:

 

• Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

• Required to physically work with wild animals.

 

EEO Statement

 

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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