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Animal Care Supervisor- Chs/Primates - Zoo

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San Diego Zoo San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 5 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!

Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to Work?

LOCATION - Collection Husbandry Science/Primates Department

Duration Year round

Positions available 1

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

  • Located at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants).

Exempt

  • Salary is commensurate with experience

NOTE: Current Union employees considering a Non-Union position are advised to familiarize themselves with all the differences including Health Benefits and Pension. See HR for details.

Requirements include:

The Animal Care Supervisor is responsible for sharing the duties of the daily supervision of the primate department with the other primate supervisor. Experience should include three or more years of primate husbandry experience and at least two years of supervisory experience. Experience with animal enrichment, operant conditioning, exhibit modification and design, safe and effective capture and restraint, animal transport and shipment is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as proven skills in leadership, teamwork, organization and communication are necessary. Applicants must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary work force environment, including with departments that provide guests with close animal encounters and specialized events. Responsibilities will include co-supervising personnel, performance evaluations, progressive discipline, kronos time and attendance, safety, workload assessments, and supervising the Lead keepers. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week. A good driving record and a valid driver license required. (Posted 7/25/18)

Deadline to submit your application: Monday, August 13, 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

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Animal Care Supervisor performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects 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

  • Assist 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 the organization's 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

Job Requirements:

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

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

  • 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, move moderate to heavy objects, 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 IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.


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