Wednesday , February 1 2023

Wildlife Care Specialist jobs

Website Los Angeles Zoo

Job Description:

The Wildlife Care Specialist – Elephant Odyssey will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by overseeing all aspects of the safe care and handling of an assigned animal collection. This position reports to the Lead or Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food and water for exhibit animals
  • Loads and unloads food from trucks
  • Feeds exhibit animals
  • Administers prescribed medication and keeps feeding records
  • Observes assigned animals
  • Reports abnormal conditions to superiors
  • Cleans exhibit areas, pools, animal sleeping areas and service areas
  • Cleans and disinfects utensils, work tools and containers
  • Provides species-appropriate enrichment to assigned animals
  • Maintains appropriate health and behavior records on assigned animals
  • Responds to questions from the public concerning exhibits
  • Provides exhibit security
  • Participates in capturing, incapacitating and moving animals
  • Participates in and supports animal training programs

Job Requirements:

  • Safety: Must be able to safely manage the daily care of non-domesticated wild animals representing multiple dangerous species. This requires the knowledge of and ability to follow SOPs in each animal area.
  • Attendance: Must be able to routinely work 40 hours per week – excluding periods of approved Annual Leave (AL). An example would be working 5 consecutive days and then off for 2 days. This can be any of the 7 days of the week including Holidays and late shifts year round.
  • Decision-making: Must have independent and critical thinking ability to respond appropriately to expected and unexpected animal care situations. Must be able to problem solve based on experience and observation and must be able to follow proper procedures.
  • 2 years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in animal care could be acquired
  • 2 years of hoof stock and carnivore experience

Job Details:

Company: Los Angeles Zoo

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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