Zoo Veterinarian

Recruitment #19-CI7607-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to plan, direct, and execute a comprehensive animal health program for the Montgomery Zoo including routine prophylaxis, treatment, and surgery for all living collections. Work responsibilities include:  monitoring the general health and well-being of the collection and developing solutions to perceived medical problems, diagnosing and treating sick or injured animals and providing pathology services for the Zoo animal collections, managing the health care unit at the Zoo and maintaining professional skills and current knowledge of wild animal medicine. Supervision is received from the Zoo Director and Deputy Zoo Director. Supervision is exercised over any personnel permanently or temporarily assigned to the Zoo animal health sub-division.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and license to practice veterinary medicine in Alabama (individuals who have relocated from another state must acquire an Alabama Veterinary License before the end of probation to continue employment) and one (1) year of experience as a veterinarian in a zoological or exotic animal clinic setting, which may include an internship.

Special Requirements

The employee must obtain Alabama certification in order to sign health certificates and obtain DEA license for Class I drugs. The employee must be able to respond to emergency situations within a reasonable time frame and provides twenty-four hour seven-day per week emergency veterinary coverage for the Zoo. The employee will also occasionally serve as Manager-on-Duty on weekends, holidays, and as other needs arise.

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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