Veterinarian Technician

Recruitment #21-CI7608-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to assist in the medicine, surgery, preventative medicine and quarantine programs of the Montgomery Zoo. The work responsibilities of the position are: performs routine and diagnostic laboratory testing, assists in medical procedures, performs administrative related functions such as records keeping and inventory, and contributes to the departments objectives. This position reports to Zoo’s Staff Veterinarian.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology or closely related field and one (1) year of veterinary technician experience at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other animal care facility.  

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.   

NOTE:  A Veterinary Technicians License is NOT required, but preferred.

Special Requirements

Must be able to work weekends and holidays and special events. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles to transport medical materials to provide on-sight medical assistance to animals. Qualified applicants must submit to a medical exam following a conditional job offer to demonstrate that they are TB negative. Must live within thirty-minutes of the Montgomery Zoo in order to respond to emergencies as they arise; or be willing to relocate within the first six months.

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 Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form 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 application will be used to rank applicants. 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 may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment 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).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

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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