Seaworld Parks San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 5 days ago

Primary Purpose:

To manage the institution's animal records and related policies, validating the quality of recorded data, and ensuring the legal compliance of all animal transactions.

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma required. Four year college degree in biology or related field preferred.

  • Previous animal experience preferred.

  • Two years Registrar or equivalent record keeping experience with a zoological facility preferred.

  • Proficiency with an electronic animal records keeping software, Tracks is preferred.

  • Must have knowledge of zoological nomenclature, taxonomy, natural history, husbandry practices, zoological records management and record keeping best practices.

  • Must have knowledge of AZA cooperative management programs (studbooks, SSP, TAG, PMP)

  • Must have knowledge of governmental regulations in relation to animal exhibition, acquisition, disposition, husbandry standards as well as domestic and international transportation of animals.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Work independently and in a team to accomplish goals.

  • Must have a working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications

  • Extremely detail oriented; must be able to multi-task and adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with outside institutions.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, weekdays, evenings.

  • Must be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.

  • Must be able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides various reports to Zoological leadership team and outside agencies as needed.

  • Processes and updates all paperwork and applications / renewals for organizational memberships (AZA, AMMPA, etc.) and government agencies required for the zoological exhibition.

  • Responds to studbook requests and SSP/PMP updates.

  • Assists with other zoological projects as assigned.

  • Manages and maintains active, inactive and historical animal records systems ensuring data quality, appropriate retention, preservation and accessibility.

  • Manages and monitors animal transactions and coordinates with curatorial staff to ensure legal compliance with local, state, federal and international laws, government regulations and industry-specific standards.

  • Performs all duties associated with acquisition and management of local, Federal and state wildlife permits / licenses.

  • Assist with disposition paperwork; specimen reports, health certificates, medical records, sexing certificate, entry permits and other requirements.

  • Primary liaison between the institution and government agencies, other zoological institutions and conservation organizations providing each with accurate collection information as required.

  • Prepare paperwork packets for international import / export to include working with USFWS inspectors and U.S. Customs brokers.

  • Liaison for Animal Ambassador visits (entry permits, health certificates USDA notification, local destination regulations)

  • Prepare animal Acquisition / Disposition forms and monitor the process with hard copy and electronic files; provide monthly report to Corporate Zoological office.

  • Register and accession animals and maintain current and historical animal inventory. Act as a Tracks Super User. Monitor staff data entry and train staff in animal record keeping best practices and animal data standards.

  • Manages the animal census and inventory process.

  • Participates in ZRA, AZA and other appropriate professional associations.

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