Conservation & Enrichment Manager

Recruitment #19-CI7562-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to manage the conservation and enrichment programs of the Montgomery Zoo and improve the management of animal care as well as serve as the Elephant Manager. Major work functions include leading the Zoo’s efforts in the preservation of specific animal groups, leading the Zoo’s and the Museum’s efforts in the education of conservation as it pertains to the animal population, managing the behavioral enrichment program at the Zoo, managing the overall conservation and enrichment program, and supervising the animal care staff in the delivery of animal care services. Supervision is received from the Animal Care Manager. Supervision is provided to the Assistant Animal Care Manager which includes the direct and indirect supervision of zoo keepers and maintenance workers. Indirect supervision is received from the Zoo Director and Deputy Zoo Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in a life science. Two years of experience in the direct supervision of a zoo’s conservation program or one year of experience with an Association of Zoos and Aquariums conservation program. Experience must be obtained within the past five years. Experience can substitute for the bachelor’s degree with one year of experience for every one year of college course work.

Special Requirements

Will be required to work on some weekends and holidays. May occasionally be required to work over-time hours. Will occasionally be required to act in the place of the Animal Care Manager.

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 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 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 on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. 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.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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