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Animal Care Supervisor Chs/Mammals - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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San Diego Zoo San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 3 months ago

JAMBO!

It all began with a ROAR over 100 years ago!

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!

Put Your Passion for Wildlife to Work

Location

  • CHS/Mammals Department

Duration

  • Year around

Positions available

  • 1

(Exempt position) Salary is commensurate with experience

Attire- The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered while on duty. Jewelry may be worn if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or create a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing.

Amenities

  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located about 40 minutes north of downtown San Diego, in San Pasqual Valley, Escondido CA, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and acuural of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants)

Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retiremnet, as well as other optional insurance.

(Exempt position) Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements include:

Interested applicants must be available any of the seven days of the week. Scheduled hours per week will be a minimum of 40 hours per week. Representative qualifications include a working knowledge of current animal husbandry techniques; reasonable knowledge of operant conditioning; excellent supervisory skills; communication skills; conflict resolution skills ability to understand union contracts regarding labor use restrictions; ability to create and monitor budgets and ability to work effectively with others. Some assignments require ability to use power tools and operate heavy equipment.

Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet systems desirable. Experience working with represented labor is desirable. Ability to work outdoors with wild animals in varying weather conditions. Work may involve exposure to zoonotic diseases. Knowledge that would be representative of a bachelors degree and extensive experience as an animal care supervisor or manager highly preferred. Position may require travel. Applicant must be available for work upon needs/request of the department.

All newly hired animal care staff and educators with responsibility for regularly caring for collection animals are REQUIRED to complete and pass (4) on-line prerequisite classes prior to reporting to their department. Human Resources will schedule this training as part of the on-boarding program. For current employees transferring into an animal care department, these classes MUST be completed and passed prior to the transfer.

Pre-requisite courses include:

  • Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Bio-Security

  • Working Safely With Dangerous Animals

  • Government Regulations and Compliance (USDA/OSH

  • The Fundamentals of Animal Learning

Passing grade for classes is 90%

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV's Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report for you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative.

Deadline to submit your application: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

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

Job Requirements:

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Animal Care Supervisor performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Animal Care Supervisor is responsible for the daily supervision of the safe care and handling of an assigned animal collection. This position reports to a Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises assigned staff

  • Assures feeding schedules and dietary requirements are met

  • Oversees and coordinates reproduction, hatching, and neonate care programs

  • Participates in developing, administering, and monitoring assigned budgets

  • Participates in establishing and updating procedures

  • Oversees pest control operations

  • Assists managers

  • Provides support and guidance to team area leads

  • Generates work requests and coordinates completion

  • Ensures accurate and complete records of animal activities are maintained

  • Participates in planning the developing and modifying of exhibits

  • Conducts special tours as required

  • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests

  • Effectively coordinate activities

  • Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices

  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Supervises assigned staff , safely providing a high standard of care for designated animals in the Zoological Society of San Diego's collection, such as mammals, birds, insects, and/or reptiles, at the Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Avian Propagation Center, or other Society location

  • Monitors compliance with related regulations and coordinates with regulatory agency representatives

  • Prepares purchase requisitions for equipment and supplies

  • Oversees/coordinates animal introductions, moves, restraints, and shipments

  • Accompanies veterinary staff on medical rounds and assures procedures are followed

  • Discusses morbidity and mortality with veterinary and pathology staff

  • Regularly inspects and observes assigned collection for overall health and welfare

  • Trains and coaches staff regarding media contact, conflict resolution, and appropriate guest and customer relations

  • Assists with research projects as required

  • Maintains studbook

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Examples of representative qualifications include considerable experience in supervision of animal care and handling of exotic animals in a zoological setting; a Bachelor's degree in zoology, animal science, or a related field is desirable; experience working with represented labor is desirable. Some assignments require a valid California driver license.

Knowledge of:

  • Assigned animal collection

  • Assigned program area

  • Effective leadership skills

Ability to:

  • Supervisor and mentor staff

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, and database systems

  • Understand union contracts regarding labor use restrictions

  • Manage and mentor staff

  • Work with teams and effectively with others in a diverse environment

  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work outdoors in all weather conditions with wild and dangerous animals; work may involve exposure to zoonotic diseases.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Some assignments will require the ability to work at elevated heights up to six feet with restrains, move moderate to heavy objects up to 50 pounds, use power tools, operate heavy equipment and be exposed to harsh field environments; frequent walking, standing and bending; may require travel.

ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO PASSING A DRUG SCREEN.

SOME EMPLOYMENT CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.


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