City of Tucson

ZOO ADMINISTRATOR (#3270)

$31.27-$55.49 Hourly / $65,041.60-$115,419.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 818


General Description

Administers and manages the activities and personnel of the Zoo Division. 

Develops long and short term plans and administers the division budget.

Essential Functions

Organizes and directs daily operations of a division by performing administrative duties, overseeing programs, projects, and manager level personnel (two or more fulltime employees).   

Formulates and implements division strategic plans and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department directions and goals.  Implements and evaluates department policies, projects and programs.  

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the division to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.  

Assists with implementing the department vision through division activities and leads the division for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.  

Develops and administers the division budget with staff assistance.  

Analyzes organizational and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicate information to department leadership of impending developments, and accomplishment of actions.  

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.  

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.  

Ensures that division operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, other applicable rules and requirements.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.  

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.  

Conducts Zoo tours and inspections and monitors construction projects.  

Oversees the future plans of the Zoo by developing long and short term plans, acting as liaison with the Tucson Zoological Society, managing the collection and master plan for the Zoo and developing requests for proposals for future changes in Zoo operations.  

Coordinates special Zoo events for the Tucson Zoological Society and the City of Tucson.  

Communicates with Zoo personnel and the media, conducts meetings, presents reports to the Zoo Commission, reads articles, and has discussions with the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of supervisory management experience in the operation and maintenance of a zoo

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

TB Skin Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 23 

Occupational Group Description: Zoo 

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: Administrator/Program Director

NCCI: 9102

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 3270; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;