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Associate Curator Of 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!

LOCATION - Curators department

Duration Year round

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 accrual of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants).

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

(Exempt Position) Salary is commensurate with experience

Requirements include:

This is a full time position managing a mammal collection consisting of 130 species/subspecies with 1,650 specimens and overseeing a staff of professional animal staff, including two Department Managers, Supervisors and over 100 keepers and animal trainers. Responsibilities also includes domestic and international travel managing conservation projects and working with conservation partners. This position requires at least five years of experience in zoo/exotic animal management with emphasis on mammals and in the supervision and management of personnel working with mammals. A valid driver license is required.(Posted 8/27/18)

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 essential function for this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment, 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 report from you. 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 application: Sunday, September 16, 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 Associate Curator of Mammals 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 Associate Curator of Mammals is responsible for proper development, management and maintenance of an assigned mammal collection at a location and manages staff in various related activities; participates in collection strategic planning. This position reports to the Director of CHS.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluates and coordinates the development of an assigned collection based on SDZ Global master plan

  • Recommends related policies, procedures and standards for collection management

  • Develops short and long-range strategic and tactical plans

  • Ensures regular communication between veterinary services and collection husbandry staff

  • Discusses morbidity and mortality with veterinary and pathology staff

  • Manages and evaluates animal care management staff as assigned

  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of collection records

  • Obtains proper and necessary permits

  • Assures legal requirements for development of an animal collection

  • Assures effective organizational, communication and team building are provided

  • Provides specialized training for collection management personnel as needed

  • Resolves problems and complaints

  • Participates in studbook updates and committees

  • Participates in AZA, SSP's and TAG's

  • Participates in exhibit and facility planning, research and design

  • Recommends and assists in acquiring appropriate species for exhibits

  • Provides complex interpretation of collection policies and procedures

  • Recommends and approves signage and graphics

  • Represents SDZG in a wide range of settings

  • Prepares and makes presentations

  • Guides development of species specific organizational animal programs

  • Reviews and comments on related legislation

  • Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices

  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Responsible for legal requirements for development of an animal collection as well as in domestic and international shipping of animals

  • Assures use of appropriate animal handling, shipment, management and training methodologies for the collection

  • Assures assigned animal collection operations comply with established protocols, professional standards and government regulations

  • Oversees and participates in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of collection records required for collection maintenance

  • Resolves problems and complaints referred by teams and staff including conflicts in priority and across the organization

  • Purchases according to SDZ Global collection master plan

  • Recommends and assists in acquiring appropriate species for exhibits that will guide development of designs and husbandry practices

  • Maintains a variety of classification appropriate contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and to effectively coordinate collection husbandry and maintenance activities

  • Conducts special projects and special tours as required

  • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and to effectively coordinate collection development and maintenance activities

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Examples of representative qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology, Animal Science, Wildlife Management or other related field; three years of experience managing an animal department and personnel in an AZA accredited zoo or equivalent facility; valid California driver license.

Knowledge of:

  • Animal management and husbandry skills

  • Regulatory and membership agencies and regulations (USDA, USFWS, AZA, etc.)

  • Exhibit design and maintenance desirable

  • Effective leadership skills

Ability to:

  • Manage supervisory staff

  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)

  • Develop, administers and monitors assigned budgets

  • Prepares and makes presentations

  • Develops articles for publication

  • Work with a diverse teams and effectively with others

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work outdoors in all weather conditions with wild and dangerous animals; may need to work weekends and nights; some assignments require the ability to travel; 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 25-40 pounds; use power tools; operate heavy equipment; exposed to harsh field environments; frequent walking, standing and bending; may require travel.

ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO A DRUG SCREEN.

SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.


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