Deputy Zoo Director

Recruitment #24-CI7612-01

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

Nature of Work

The Deputy Director of the Montgomery Zoo is responsible for the supervision and management of all animal care operations including general husbandry of the collections, record keeping, veterinary care and exhibit facilities maintenance, and the performance of administrative and related duties under the direction of the Zoo Director.  The Deputy Director practices hands-on supervisory skills by modeling positive, example-setting behavior while demonstrating a commitment to reaching the goals and objectives of the facility. The Deputy Director supervises most professional and support staff and represents the Zoo in the absence of the Director. 

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, or a related field, and five (5) years of animal care management experience in a Zoological setting equivalent in size and scope to the Montgomery Zoo. Four (4) years of management-level experience in directing animal care decisions relating to the safety and welfare of an entire animal collection. Management-level experience is defined as experience which includes participation in decision making processes that influence and direct the operations, planning, purposes, and goals of the institution, not just supervisor experience. 

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

Special Requirements

Applicants must be willing to obtain the status of Professional Fellow from the American Zoological Association.  Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays as needed and to be on call 24 hours to respond to emergency incidents or work special events as needed.

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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