Assistant Animal Care Manager

Recruitment #18-CI7565-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to plan, direct and participate in animal care operations work including general husbandry of the collections, record keeping, and exhibit facilities maintenance to ensure a professional standard of operations regarding animal health, welfare and conservation. Supervision is exercised on a daily basis over Zookeeper Is, IIs and weekend maintenance workers caring for the animal collections and facilities and acts as weekend Manager for the Zoo facility. The work responsibilities are: supervises the animal care staff in the delivery of animal care services; supervises and participates, as needed, in the care of the animal; inspects and monitors facilities and grounds and reports maintenance and repair needs; and maintains record keeping operations (Animal Registrar) of animals. The Assistant Animal Care Manager will serve as the manager on duty for weekends and holidays. Distinguishing Characteristics: The duties of the Animal Care Manager vary from the Assistant Animal Care Manager in that the Assistant Animal Care Manager is the Animal Registrar for the Zoo. The duties of the Assistant Animal Care Manager and the Zookeeper II vary in that the primary responsibility of the Zookeeper II is to feed and maintain the animals and exhibits daily. The Assistant Animal Care Manager provides relief work or acts in the absence of the zookeepers.  Supervision is received from the Animal Care Manager in the form of verbal and written communication. 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in zoology, biology, animal science, or a closely related field and two years of professional zoo experience in the care and management of animal collections in a zoological park, to include one year of experience supervising animal care staff.  Experience in the field may be substituted for college training at a level of one year of experience doing similar work for each year of college.

Special Requirements

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen orders, wet, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. Must be willing to handle, capture, and kill live rodents as needed to feed reptiles and other zoo animal.  Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.  Must have a valid Alabama driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles.  Candidates will be subject to a medical exam following a conditional job offer.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Zoo. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

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