Deadline: Open until closed
This position is responsible for the welfare of collection animals and maintenance of their enclosures.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum of a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry, biology, zoology, or related field. Equivalent training and experience in zoos or other animal care facility considered. Experience with an AZA accredited zoo preferred. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word. Must have great analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable handling domestic animals and native wildlife.
Must be able to: frequently move throughout the buildings and the zoo and on uneven ground; occasionally and repetitively use a keyboard; occasionally move objects such as feed bags, animals, etc. weighing up to 50 lbs. and over 50 lbs. with assistance; occasionally position self to move objects below waist or above head; and frequently communicate with staff, volunteers, interns, etc. Frequently handle various mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. safely.
Must be able to: continuously tolerate all weather conditions and insects, exposure to pesticides, chemicals, fumes, gasses, odors, dust, mold, animal hair/dander/feces and mud, and frequently to wet, slippery surfaces including up to a few feet of water.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC
Must have and maintain: a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record; and Mandatory Reporter certificate.
Part-time benefits include: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), Paid Time Off, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, and Facility Privileges.
28 hours per week
$11.50 - $12.50 per hour
Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V