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Job Opportunity: Wildlife Care Specialist Behavior- San Diego Zoo Safari Park:San Diego , CA

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Wildlife Care Specialist Behavior- San Diego Zoo Safari Park

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Wildlife Care Specialist Behavior will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by training, handling and caring for exhibit animals used for public appearances and contact, such as educational programs. This position reports to an Animal Care manager/Manager.
 
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
   » Train animals in new behaviors and reinforce trained behaviors 
   » Transport animals to exhibit or performances
   » Assist Wildlife Care Associates at performance
   » Sets up props, stages or other performance areas
   » Groom animals for public appearance and health maintenance
   » Control animals to ensure public safety
   » Prepare animal feed
   » Feed animals
   » Administer prescribed medication and nutritional supplements
   » Assist medical staff in treatment of assigned animals
   » Keep feeding, medication and other records regarding animal care
   » Conduct special tours
   » Gentle and train a wide variety of exhibit animals so that they may be used in public appearances, animal walk-around programs, wildlife workshops, school assemblies
   » Observe assigned animals with regard to general appearance, health, feeding habits
   » Clean and perform minor maintenance to animal compounds and exhibit areas
   » May operate light and medium duty motorized equipment, such as trucks, skiploaders, water trucks and forklifts
   » Make informational presentations to the public
   » Answer questions and provides information to the public regarding assigned animals
   » Adhere to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
 
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Education, training and practice, which would clearly demonstrate the essential functions, expertise and expertise outlined; an example would be one or more years’ practice as a Wildlife Care Associate at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance or a comparable organization. This position requires the capability to lift moderate to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds). Applicant must be available any of the seven days of the week, including evenings and. A valid CA driver license in good standing is required. 
 
expertise AND expertise
   » Animal behavior
   » Animal behavior modification
   » Care, feeding and handling of wild animals
   » Safety practices around wild animals
   » SDZWA policies, procedures and regulations regarding the care, handling and training of exhibit animals
   » Train and control wild animals
   » Discriminate differences in animal vocalizations
   » Monitor animal behavior
   » Keep simple records
   » Communicate and work effectively with others (verbal and written)
   » Deal tactfully and courteously with the others in a diverse environment
   » Respond to cautions from co-workers
   » Monitor animal behavior and appearance
   » Operate motorized equipment and vehicles
   » Competently perform the essential functions outlined above
SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER
   » Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
   » Family Passes
   » Complimentary Tickets
   » Local and In-House Discounts
   » Employee Assistance Program
   » Wellness Program
 
IMPORTANT DETAILS
   » Job location: San Diego Zoo
   » Duration: Year round
   » Union position: Starting hourly wage $23.34
   » Please note if selected you will be responsible for union initiation fees and monthly dues
   » Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description will be provided upon request.
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY 
SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE  
SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DIScapability/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER
 
At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our employees, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

SDZWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SDZWA will consider all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, discapability status, genetics, protected veteran status, marital status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to E-Mail: sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
Join our team and build a career protecting wildlife around the globe with your passion for wildlife!

How to submit the application:

Appply directly through SDZWA website:
https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/658 0
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 6192311515
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Post Date: 11/25/2021 / Viewed 3 times
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Contact Email: sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org


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