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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Zoo
Job Title: Zookeeper
Salary: $13.71 Hourly


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

40 hours per week, 7 days a week operation

Location of work:

Amphibians, Reptiles & Fishes

Job Objectives:
Supervises, trains, monitors and participates in the husbandry care of zoo animals, grounds and facilities. Prepares and maintains records for all aspects of animal management. Provides customer service to zoo defined customers. Performs all tasks using zoo resources for measurable productivity.

Essential Job Functions:
Primary zookeeper for animals in the amphibians, reptiles and fishes area. Prepares animal diets which vary widely among the many types of animals maintained; cuts fruit and fish, shreds meat, mixes grains, hauls hay and alfalfa bales and fills water tubs and pools; prepares special diets such as baby bottles formula; prepares bulk amounts of food in tubs. Observes and monitors the health of the collection including threatened or endangered animals. Cleans animal areas and holding facilities. Captures and restrains animals for loading and shipping or for routine or non-routine medical procedures. Prepares and maintains records of all aspects of animal managements. Driving of Zoo employee may be required for supply needs, diet deliveries, animal transporting or dump runs.

Job Standards:
Two years coursework from an accredited college or university or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid State of Kansas Drivers License.

Testing/Screening Requested:
No testing beyond County requirements.

Equipment:
Hose, shovel, scrub, rake, food preparation equipment, motor vehicle; animal care equipment and office equipment.

Work Environment:
Outdoor and indoor, exposed to cleaning chemicals, animal waste, dust and weather.

 

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20001264

Open Date: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/27/2017 11:59:59 PM