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Zoo Veterinarian II

Posted: February 29, 2024 Expired: March 28, 2024
City and County of Honolulu/Honolulu Zoo
Honolulu
FULL TIME
High School

City and County of Honolulu/Honolulu Zoo

Zoo Veterinarian II

The following are general descriptions of Zoo Veterinarian positions within the City and County of Honolulu. 

Level I (SR-24):  $5,713/month.  Performs a variety of progressively responsible professional veterinary work for the purpose of gaining competence in the care, diagnosis, preventive health and medical treatment of a variety of animals at the Honolulu Zoo; and performs other related duties as required. 

Level II (SR-26):  $6,177 - $7,226/month. Performs journey level professional veterinary work in attending to the overall medical care and treatment of animals at the Honolulu Zoo; participates in the planning, organizing and coordinating of a comprehensive animal medical care program and performs other related duties as required. 

Current Vacancy Information:
There is one (1) vacancy with the Honolulu Zoo, which may be filled at either the Zoo Veterinarian I or II level.

Examples of duties of a Zoo Veterinarian I & II, includes but are not limited to the following:  

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs a comprehensive animal care program to provide for the well-being of zoo animals including a preventive health program and a program responsive to emergency and episodic animal care;
  • Coordinates program closely with the Animal Exhibit Branch to ensure that health care requirements for the Zoo’s animals are met. 
  • Prescribes treatment or care to be implemented in the preventive medicine programs; prescribes regular and special diets for animals;
  • Provides advice to zoo personnel concerning care, feeding, breeding, and housing of zoo animals;
  • Provides medical treatment and care to injured and ill zoo animals by examining, diagnosing, providing medical care, and prescribing medication and regimen for zoo animals including mammals, reptiles, and birds;
  • Conducts necropsies (post-mortem examinations) and interprets and reports findings;
  • Directs development and maintenance of medical records for zoo animals; 
  • Observes animal keeping practices and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations relating to animal care and treatment.


Special Work Requirements: Position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Exposure to injury or diseases from exotic animals. On a voluntary basis, serves as a member of the Zoo's Dangerous Animal Response Team and, if the situation dictates, the use of firearms during animal escape emergencies. May be qualified to possess, carry and/or have access to firearms and ammunition in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

If you qualify for the position, your name will be placed on an eligible list for further consideration. This list may be used to fill current and future vacancies in this department.  

 

Additional Job Information

Applications must be submitted online by March 2, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to be accepted.  

*** Level II (SR-26): Salary negotiable: $6,177 - $7,226 per month (SR-26), pending approval and subject to funding availability.*** 
 

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
Level I & II: Equivalent to graduation from a regionally-accredited school of veterinary medicine with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
 

Education obtained outside of the United States must be comparable to a degree earned at a regionally-accredited college/university in the United States. In order to receive credit for the education, a foreign credential evaluation (FCE) must be provided. We also reserve the right to request further information about your academic program, evidence of comparability, or an original transcript.

 

Verification Requirement: You must submit evidence of your degree in order to be given credit. Please attach an electronic copy of your diploma and/or official transcript which shows the embossed seal or applicable FCE to your application. Or mail a photocopy of your documents by the closing date of this recruitment to the following address: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.  Copies will not be returned.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. All information on your documentation must be legible and complete in order to be given credit.


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Experience Required

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Level I: Two (2) years of professional veterinary experience involving the care and treatment of injured or ill animals. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of veterinary clinical medicine; veterinary science and its supporting sciences; animal pathology; animal surgery; common symptoms and methods of treating injured or ill animals; practices, methods, tools and equipment utilized in laboratory testing and analysis; post-mortem examinations; vector control principles and practices; and the ability to learn to diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and illnesses affecting zoo animals; learn pathological disorders common to birds, reptiles and mammals; learn to perform surgery and conduct post-mortem examinations on a variety of zoo animals; learn the principles and practices of exotic animal care and the care, nutrition, breeding, and housing of zoo animals; learn and apply pertinent state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the care and treatment of animals, including animal quarantine requirements; plan and conduct research on zoo animals; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private veterinarians, animal researchers, professionals in other fields, zoo personnel and others; keep abreast of new developments and technology in the care and treatment of zoo animals. Level II: Four (4) years of professional veterinary experience involving the care and treatment of injured or ill animals, two of which shall have been in a zoo or in an exotic animal practice involving the care and treatment of birds, reptiles and mammals. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of veterinary clinical medicine; veterinary science and its supporting sciences; care, nutrition, breeding, and housing of zoo animals; pathological disorders common to birds, reptiles, and mammals; symptoms and methods of treating a variety of diseases and injuries of zoo animals; surgical techniques used on exotic animals; post-mortem examinations; principles and practices of exotic animal care; pertinent state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the care and treatment of animals, including animal quarantine requirements; vector control principles and practices; and the ability to diagnose diseases, illnesses and injuries affecting zoo animals; treat animals medically or surgically as appropriate; conduct post-mortem examinations; assist in planning, developing and directing a comprehensive animal health care program to include preventive medicine, emergency care and vector control; apply pertinent state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing the care and treatment of animals, including animal quarantine requirements; plan and conduct animal research; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private veterinarians, animal researchers, professionals in other fields, zoo personnel and others; supervise the work of zoo personnel; keep abreast of new developments and technology in the care and treatment of zoo animals. LICENSE REQUIREMENT: 1) License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Hawaii. Attach a copy of your license to your application. Out-of-state applicants must meet the licensing requirements set by the State of Hawaii. Applicants who are licensed in another state and took the previous national exam (NBE & CCT or NAVLE), will be required to submit documentation for review by the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Professional and Vocational Licensing Division. You must also take a Hawaii State examination in order to be fully licensed. A temporary permit may be available under certain circumstances and will be valid for no longer than eleven months. If selected, you must obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Hawaii prior to completion of probation. 2) Valid Hawaii State driver's license (Type 3), prior to appointment. Examination Process EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION: In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, your application will be further evaluated. Your score will be based on the quality and quantity of your education, experience and/or other related job requirements and competencies applicable to the position. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being rejected or your receiving a lower score. EXAMINATION WEIGHT: Education and Experience Evaluation......................................100%

Further Comments

Some notifications will be sent via e-mail. You are responsible for monitoring instructions and correspondence from this office by checking your email account in a timely manner. To ensure proper delivery, please make sure you: - use a valid e-mail account; - verify your e-mail address is entered correctly on your GovernmentJobs account; - are subscribed to email notices; - check your spam folders; and - add infoneogov@honolulu.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list. Notifications may also be sent via text message if opted into the service. Data and text messaging fees apply. Minimum Qualification Requirements At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.

Salary

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How to Apply

Additional Job Information

Applications must be submitted online by March 2, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to be accepted.

Agency

City and County of Honolulu

Address

650 South King Street, 10th Floor

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Phone

808-768-8536

Website

http://www.honolulu.gov/hr/

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City and County of Honolulu/Honolulu Zoo
650 South King Street, 10th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-768-8536

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