High School diploma or G.E.D. and one year of professional full-time experience preparing food. Experience must include ordering food/supplies and the proper procedures for preparing and handling food. Preference will be given to individuals with experience preparing food, grains, and medications for animals.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must be able to handle, capture, and kill live rodents as needed to feed reptiles and other zoo animal. Must be able to tolerate the odor of grains, feed, raw meats, and disinfectants as needed to prepare diets for the zoological collection. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to operate a city vehicle when picking up or transporting live animals or crates to and from the airport, or picking up food supplies. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. Must be willing to work holidays, weekends and overtime as needed for scheduled times, special events, and emergencies. Candidates will be subject to a medical exam following a conditional job offer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents must be able to stand for long periods of time in order to prepare diets for the zoological collection. Incumbents must be able to walk, bend, reach, kneel, stoop, and crouch in order to clean, prepare food, store supplies and conduct inventory. Incumbents are also required to push, pull, lift, stack, and arrange heavy objects (kennels, grain/feed bags, hay bales, boxes of food, mops, buckets, etc.) weighing up to 70 pounds.