Keeper II Z/U (Part-Time)

Louisville Metro Government - Louisville, KY (30+ days ago)3.7


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Cleans, secures and provides general care for animals in an assigned area of the Zoo

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
UNDER GENERAL SUPERVISION
GENERAL
Prepares and serves food and water to animals
Reports births, deaths, injuries and irregular behavior of animals to the supervisor
Operates a vehicle or equipment to transport animals, or to pick up and deliver supplies and materials
Cleans exotic animals' living areas
Reports misbehavior of guests to supervisor
Works in confined spaces depending on assigned area
Assists veterinarian with sick or injured animals
Participates in hand rearing of animals
Transfers exotic animals from one cage to another
Answers patrons' questions about the Zoo and the animal collections
Conducts minor repairs and improvements of exhibits
Provides and performs animal enrichment activities
ELEPHANT AREA
Trains elephants, camels and rhinos in free, restricted and protected contact management systems
GLACIER RUN
Enters pools on a daily basis using Scuba equipment to clean underwater surfaces
Leads and participates in pinniped swim with program
Performs related work

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of college

At least 12 college semester hours in:
Agriculture
Biology

WORK EXPERIENCE
One year of documented experience (2,080 hours) working directly with non-domesticated/exotic animals in an institutional setting (i e , Zoological Park, Aquarium or Wildlife Park, Pet Shop or Veterinary Clinic)

EQUIVALENCY
High school diploma or the equivalent and three years of documented experience (6,240 hours) working with non-domesticated/exotic animals in an institutional setting (i e , Zoological Park, Aquarium or Wildlife Park, Pet Shop or Veterinary Clinic)

OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must participate in an employee preventive health care program
Must participate in an operant conditioning program
Must work a varied schedule
Must participate in public education demonstrations and educational programs
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds
Lifts and carries items weighing over 50 pounds in a team setting
Sufficient mobility, vision and hearing are needed to ensure a safe work environment
Works in the elements of the weather