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Birds Wildlife Care Specialist - Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
High School

The Birds Wildlife Care Specialist - Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park job listing was made available on May 8, 2024, and it will no longer be accessible after June 5, 2024. While the job is currently based in Escondido, the employer is open to hiring remote workers who can perform the job duties effectively. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has full time positions available for the right candidates. Since the salary is not specified by the employer, you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee workplace safety and security. It is a prerequisite for this job opening that you have successfully completed High School. The place of work for this position is located at Escondido , CA , Escondido , CA.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Birds Wildlife Care Specialist - Full Time - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The Wildlife Care Specialist will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by overseeing all aspects of the safe care and handling of an assigned wildlife collection. This position reports to the Lead or Supervisor.
  • Prepares food and water for habitat wildlife
  • Loads and unloads food from trucks
  • Feeds exhibit wildlife
  • Administers prescribed medication and keeps feeding records
  • Observes assigned wildlife
  • Reports abnormal conditions to superiors
  • Cleans exhibit areas, pools, wildlife sleeping areas and service areas
  • Cleans and disinfects utensils, work tools and containers
  • Provides species-appropriate enrichment to assigned wildlife
  • Maintains appropriate health and behavior records on assigned wildlife
  • Responds to questions from the public concerning exhibits
  • Provides exhibit security
  • Participates in capturing, incapacitating and moving wildlife
  • Participates in and supports wildlife training programs
  • Assists medical staff in treating wildlife
  • Performs minor or routine maintenance on exhibit enclosures
  • Reports maintenance needs
  • Operates a variety of light and medium equipment
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is seeking an individual who is inspired to be a part of an organization that is committed to protecting wildlife around the globe. Looking for a team player with several years’ experience working exotic wildlife with emphasis on birds in an accredited zoo or equivalent sanctuary-like organization that manages exotic wildlife.  Experience with a variety of bird families including waterfowl, pelicans, cranes, storks, vultures, and small aviary birds (tanagers, starlings, lapwings, bee eaters, etc.) preferred. Ideal candidate with husbandry and behavioral knowledge, understanding of operant conditioning and experience handling, caring, and feeding exotic birds.
    • One to two years of work experience in a Zoo or similar environment where appropriate knowledge and skills in wildlife care could be acquired. 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Life Science, or other related field preferred.
    • Current valid California Driver's License in good standing.
    • Wildlife behavior
    • Wildlife biology and zoology
    • Care, feeding and handling of wild wildlife
    • Safety practices around wild wildlife
    • Public Speaking
    • Deal tactfully and courteously with others
    • Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures and regulations
    • Competently perform the essential functions outlined above
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Location: Escondido, CA
  • Position Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Union Position - If selected, there will be fees and dues to be paid to the union
  • Hourly Rate: $25.09

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027

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