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Zoo Keeper

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Zoo Keeper
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: 01/18/19 05:00PM
Price: N/A
Salary: $25,741 - $32,646 annually

Description of Duties

This position, in the Department of Parks, Seneca Park Zoo, is responsible for the care and feeding of zoo animals and the upkeep and maintenance of zoo property.  Work involves the use of disinfectants and cleansers, is performed around dusty enclosures and storage areas, and exposes employees to the hazards and diseases of the zoological animal collection as part of their routine duties.  Work also involves moving up to approximately forty (40) pounds.  Employees work under a variety of schedules and conditions including working inside and outside of zoo buildings in all types of weather.  Employees may be required to work a varying schedule including evenings and weekends. The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of a higher level staff member. Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in one of the natural sciences, or Biology, Zoology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Animal Science, or a closely related field; OR,

(B)  Two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time or volunteer* equivalent experience caring for animals in a setting such as an animal hospital, veterinarian’s office, wildlife refuge, sanctuary or other environments/positions devoted to animal care; OR,

(C)  One (1) year paid full-time or its part-time or volunteer* equivalent experience in a zoo or aquarium; OR,

(D)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

*volunteer experience must be documented by the participating agency.  Employment dates, average number of hours worked per week, and job duties must be included.

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