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.
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.