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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned
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.
Assigned animal collection
Assigned program area
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)
Work outdoors in all weather conditions with wild and dangerous animals; work may involve exposure to zoonotic diseases.
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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