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Animal Care Professionals

Seasonal  Animal Care Professional – Children’s Zoo

SUMMARY

The Birmingham Zoo is currently seeking a Seasonal Animal Care Professional (ACP) for the Children’s Zoo. This position is responsible for the primary daily husbandry activities of the animal collection in the department with a basic working knowledge of animal care and welfare.  Responsibilities include the daily inspection, feeding, cleaning, training, enrichment, medicating and maintenance of the animals in Children’s Zoo. Collectively with other zoo employees, these activities will assist in presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo.

Seasonal Position Available: 6 months

Some flexibility in range of seasonal position dates, ask for more details

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Biology-related degree (or work towards) and/or animal care experience is preferred.
  • Prior animal training experience using operant and classical conditioning a plus. Preferred experience in a zoo setting.
  • Candidates must possess good communication, observational, and organization skills and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Must possess good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and perform duties in extreme weather.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Microsoft Office.
  • Must have current negative TB test and rabies titer and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test and rabies titer.
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified or willing to be trained and certified.
  • Preferred experience in a zoo setting.

To apply, please complete an online application.

Full-Time Animal Care Professional I – Sea Lions

JOB SUMMARY

Animal Care Professional Level I (ACP-I) is a full time position responsible for the primary daily husbandry activities of 1.1 California sea lions through a basic working knowledge of animal care and welfare. In addition to animal care and training, this position will also include daily maintenance of the sea lion life support system, behind the scenes tour and interactions, and public sea lion shows. Collectively with other zoo employees these activities will assist in presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining, and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo. As part of the predator department, this position may include cross training on other routines, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Displays and demonstrates knowledge of the basic biology, behaviors, and husbandry of animals in the area.
  • Cleans and maintains animal holdings, including the use of chemical agents and special tools to assure the health and safety of the animals.
  • Uses proper techniques in shifting animals.
  • Maintains highest level of safety in the area.
  • Actively supports area policies and procedures, mission, vision, and strategic plan of Birmingham Zoo.
  • Identifies, recognizes, and reports any abnormal behavior of all the animals in their department.
  • Monitors weather related needs for the animals in their department and shelters animals appropriately.
  • Identifies, documents, and properly communicates any animal medical problems to the Zoological Manager and Veterinary staff in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Develops a good line of communication with the Zoological Manager to ensure that all facilities and animals are in good order, and that all problems are reported.
  • Uses classical and operant conditioning with the animals in their department.
  • Utilizes and documents on the Training Log daily.
  • Utilizes the Environmental Enrichment Program and the enrichment requirements of the animals within their department. Properly records the results of enrichment by using the Enrichment Approval and Evaluation forms.
  • Creates new enrichment ideas and items to be added to their department repertoire.
  • Properly utilizes the animal record keeping systems within the department.
  • Documents animal behaviors or issues on the Daily Report.
  • Maintains and updates the departments’ animal files.
  • Responsible for capturing, crating, and transferring animals using appropriate restraint and handling techniques designed to put the least amount of stress on the animal.
  • Prepares and presents keeper chats to Zoo visitors and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School degree, or some college; Bachelor’s Degree in an animal related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in a zoological institution (AZA accredited zoo or aquarium preferred)
  • Knowledge of operant conditioning and enrichment programs.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Competency in computer skills.
  • Must be dependable and demonstrate flexibility in regards to work schedules, including hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified, or be willing to be certified.
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.
  • Must have basic swim abilities necessary to pass a swim test.

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Become familiar with the BZI employee hand book, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Animal Department as well as the SOP’s assigned animal area.
  • Set a positive example for their fellow Animal Care Professionals. Presents themselves in a professional manner at all times to co-workers, visitors and guests; this includes attendance, appearance and demeanor.
  • Actively participate in AZA or AAZA activities.
  • Actively participate in Zoo activities, fundraisers, etc.

An ACP-I is expected to maintain all of the above expectations to remain at this level.  These expectations will be monitored and evaluated by the Zoological Manager throughout the year and documented.

Interested candidates should complete an online application.

 

Full-Time Animal Care Professional II – Sea Lions

JOB SUMMARY

Animal Care Professional Level II (ACP-II) is a full time position responsible for the primary daily husbandry activities of 1.1 California sea lions through a basic working knowledge of animal care and welfare. In addition to animal care and training, this position will also include daily maintenance of the sea lion life support system, behind the scenes tour and interactions, and public sea lion shows. Collectively with other zoo employees these activities will assist in presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining, and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo. As part of the predator department, this position may include cross training on other routines, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Displays and demonstrates knowledge of the basic biology, behaviors, and husbandry of animals in the area.
  • Cleans and maintains animal holdings, including the use of chemical agents and special tools to assure the health and safety of the animals.
  • Uses proper techniques in shifting animals.
  • Maintains highest level of safety in the area.
  • Actively supports area policies and procedures, mission, vision, and strategic plan of Birmingham Zoo.
  • Identifies, recognizes, and reports any abnormal behavior of all the animals in their department.
  • Monitors weather related needs for the animals in their department and shelters animals appropriately.
  • Identifies, documents, and properly communicates any animal medical problems to the Zoological Manager and Veterinary staff in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Develops a good line of communication with the Zoological Manager to ensure that all facilities and animals are in good order, and that all problems are reported.
  • Uses classical and operant conditioning with the animals in their department.
  • Utilizes and documents on the Training Log daily.
  • Utilizes the Environmental Enrichment Program and the enrichment requirements of the animals within their department. Properly records the results of enrichment by using the Enrichment Approval and Evaluation forms.
  • Creates new enrichment ideas and items to be added to their department repertoire.
  • Properly utilizes the animal record keeping systems within the department.
  • Documents animal behaviors or issues on the Daily Report.
  • Maintains and updates the departments’ animal files.
  • Responsible for capturing, crating, and transferring animals using appropriate restraint and handling techniques designed to put the least amount of stress on the animal.
  • Prepares and presents keeper chats to Zoo visitors and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School degree, or some college; Bachelor’s Degree in an animal related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ experience on staff in a zoological institution (AZA accredited zoo or aquarium preferred).
  • Experience with operant conditioning and enrichment programs.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Competency in computer skills.
  • Must be dependable and demonstrate flexibility in regards to work schedules, including hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified, or be willing to be certified.
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.
  • Must have basic swim abilities necessary to pass a swim test.

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Become familiar with the BZI employee hand book, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Animal Department as well as the SOP’s assigned animal area.
  • Set a positive example for their fellow Animal Care Professionals. Presents themselves in a professional manner at all times to co-workers, visitors and guests; this includes attendance, appearance and demeanor.
  • Actively participate in AZA or AAZA activities.
  • Actively participate in Zoo activities, fundraisers, etc.

An ACP-II is expected to maintain all of the above expectations to remain at this level.  These expectations will be monitored and evaluated by the Zoological Manager throughout the year and documented.

Interested candidates should complete an online application.

 

Seasonal  Animal Care Professional – Trails of Africa

SUMMARY

The Birmingham Zoo is currently seeking Seasonal Animal Care Professionals (ACPs) for the Trails of Africa Department.

This seasonal position is responsible for the daily operation of the Kuwanis Giraffe Encounter. Activities in this position will include presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining, safe, and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo. This position also ensures that guests have a positive experience when feeding giraffes and may include cross-training opportunities with other animals in Trails of Africa.

Preferred Start date: March or June, depending on assignment.

Seasonal Position Available: 6 months or 4 months, depending on assignment.

Some flexibility in range of seasonal position dates, ask for more details.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Biology-related degree (or work towards) and/or animal care experience is preferred
  • Will be interacting with Zoo guests regularly; presentation skills helpful.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; team building skills; and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams, including other animal areas.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Microsoft Office.
  • Must have current negative TB test and rabies titer and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test and rabies titer.
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified or willing to be trained and certified.

To apply, please complete an online application.

 

 

Seasonal  Animal Care Professional – Ambassador Animals

SUMMARY

The Birmingham Zoo is currently seeking Seasonal Animal Care Professionals (ACPs) for the Ambassador Animals Department.

Responsibilities include the daily inspection, feeding, cleaning, training, enrichment, medicating and maintenance of the animals in the Ambassador Animals Department.  The collection includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

In addition to husbandry duties, Ambassador Animals ACPs will conduct interpretive programming, including participating in and conducting on-grounds animal presentations, Zoo to You off-ground events, special marketing events, birthday parties, and summer wildlife shows.   ACPs will be expected to interact and interpret with visitors in a positive manner.  Strong public presentation skills while working with live animals is preferred.

Preferred Start date: April or May, depending on assignment duration.

Seasonal Position Available: 6 months or 4 months.

Some flexibility in range of seasonal position dates, ask for more details.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Biology-related degree (or work towards) and/or animal care experience is preferred; experience in theater or related public speaking field a plus.
  • Prior animal training experience using operant and classical conditioning a plus. Preferred experience in a zoo setting.
  • Candidates must possess good communication, observational, and organization skills and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Must possess good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and perform duties in extreme weather.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Microsoft Office.
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified or willing to be trained and certified.

To apply, please complete an online application.

 

Season Animal Care Professional – Lorikeet

SUMMARY

This seasonal (March 1 – October 31) position is responsible for the primary daily husbandry activities and welfare of the Lorikeets and Lorikeet Aviary in the Bird department.  Activities in this position will assist in presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining, and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo. Ensures a positive experience when Zoo Guests are feeding Lorikeets in Aviary.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Delivers and maintains a dynamic interpretive and educational experience in the lorikeet exhibit.
  • Displays and demonstrates the basic biology, behaviors and husbandry of the animals in their department in the daily routine.
  • Cleans and maintains animal holdings, including the use of chemical agents and special tools to assure the health and safety of the animals.
  • Uses proper techniques in shifting animals on their assigned routine.
  • Identifies, recognizes and reports any abnormal behavior of all the animals in their department.
  • Monitors weather related needs for the animals in their department and shelters animals appropriately.
  • Develops a good line of communication with the ACP’s, Zoological Manager and Curator to ensure that all facilities and animals are in good order, and that all problems are reported.
  • Uses classical and operant conditioning with the animals in their department.
  • Properly utilizes the animal record keeping systems within the department.
  • Documents animal behaviors or issues on the Daily Report and/or avian observation form.
  • Responsible for capturing, crating, and transferring animals using appropriate restraint and handling techniques designed to put the least amount of stress on the animal.
  • Prepares and presents Public Animal Talks to Zoo visitors and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School degree; some college preferred.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Will be interacting with Zoo guests regularly; presentation skills helpful.
  • Competency in computer skills.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • First aid/CPR certified preferred
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.

POSITION TYPE AND HOURS OF WORK

  • Seasonal – March 1 – October 31
  • Schedule varies between weekdays and weekends. Weekend work required as well as occasional evening work and holidays.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Long periods of standing and walking;
  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds;
  • Assignments are mainly outdoors; exposure to a variety of weather elements can be expected.

Full-Time Animal Care Professional II – Trails of Africa

SUMMARY

Animal Care Professional Level II (ACP-II) is a position responsible for the primary daily husbandry activities, and training, of the Trails of Africa department with a basic working knowledge of animal care and welfare. Trails of Africa’s animal collections consists of white rhino, Nile hippo, reticulated giraffe, red river hogs, duiker, zebra and ostrich. Collectively with other zoo employees these activities will assist in presenting to the public an environment that is educational, entertaining, and serves to further the mission of the Birmingham Zoo.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Displays and demonstrates the basic biology, behaviors and husbandry of hoof stock and pachyderms
  • Cleans and maintains animal holdings, including the use of chemical agents and special tools to assure the health and safety of the animals.
  • Uses proper techniques in shifting animals
  • Identifies, recognizes and reports any abnormal behavior of all the animals in their department.
  • Monitors weather related needs for the animals in their department and correctly follows weather protocols
  • Identifies, documents, and properly communicates any animal medical problems to the Zoological Manager and Veterinary staff in a timely manner.
  • Develops a good line of communication with the Zoological Manager and Curator to ensure that all facilities and animals are in good order, and that all problems are reported.
  • Uses classical and operant conditioning with the animals in their department.
  • Utilizes and documents on the Training Goal Worksheet daily.
  • Utilizes the Environmental Enrichment Program and the enrichment requirements of the animals within their department. Properly records the results of enrichment by using the Enrichment Approval and Evaluation forms.
  • Creates new enrichment ideas and items to be added to their department repertoire.
  • Properly utilizes the animal record keeping systems within the department.
  • Documents animal behaviors or issues on the Daily Report.
  • Maintains and updates the departments’ animal files.
  • Responsible for capturing, crating, and transferring animals using appropriate restraint and handling techniques designed to put the least amount of stress on the animal.
  • Prepares and presents Public Animal Talks to Zoo visitors and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition to the above has the employee has taken the initiative to maintain Level II expectations listed below:

  • Expands knowledge of animal care by cross-training in other animal departments.
  • Actively participate in one or more of the following: AAZK, enrichment or training committee, safety committee, interpretive committee, weapon’s team, area research projects, education or conservation programs, or other activity that enhances or promotes the Birmingham Zoo.
  • Exhibits the ability to apply classical and operant conditioning and to train at least basic behaviors, as defined by the area SOPs.
  • Uses environmental enrichment in daily routines and assists in the development of the departmental program, including researching and developing new enrichment options and development of enrichment schedules.
  • Actively plays a key role in resolving any animal related emergencies or drills that occur within the zoo (i.e. dangerous animal escape), regardless of which animal area the emergency is in.
  • Assist ZM in preparing for animal immobilizations.
  • Assists in training new staff members to include seasonal staff and interns.
  • Seeks out courses or training opportunities to better their skill and knowledge base.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School degree, or some college; Bachelor’s Degree in an animal related field preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a zoological institution.
  • Experience in the care, and training, of giraffe and/or white rhino preferred.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Competency in computer skills.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years).
  • Must be First aid/CPR certified, or be willing to be certified.
  • Must have current negative TB test and provide documentation, or be willing to have a TB test.

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Become familiar with the BZI employee hand book, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Animal Department as well as the SOP’s assigned animal area.
  • Set a positive example for their fellow ACPs. Presents themselves in a professional manner at all times to co-workers, visitors and guests; this includes attendance, appearance and demeanor.
  • Actively participate in AZA or AAZA activities.
  • Actively participate in Zoo activities, fundraisers, etc.

An ACP-II is expected to maintain all of the above expectations to remain at this level.  These expectations will be monitored and evaluated by the Zoological Manager throughout the year and documented.

 

 

 

 


Animal Health

No openings at this time.


Administration

Part-Time Cashier – Visitor Services

SUMMARY

The Cashier is responsible for providing fast, friendly service to our guests while following proper cash handling procedures.    Responsibilities include following proper cash handling procedures from collecting payment and making change so that register balances at end of day.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Greets all visitors with a smile and offers assistance.
  • Communicates clearly and in a friendly manner.
  • Insures accuracy of transaction to visitor and communicates appreciation for their business.
  • Applies cash handling procedures, asset protection policies and requirements to daily routines. Accounts for any “overs or unders” at closings.
  • Completes tasks on all checklists associated with the cashier position.
  • Utilizes computer in the preparation and use of daily cash worksheet and balancing at the end of each day.
  • Cleans and organizes assigned areas.
  • Serves as a team player to help others complete their objectives as needed. May be required to work in another capacity in the visitor services area as needed.
  • Identifies and follows all Zoo sanitation standards.
  • Identifies and follows strict safety protocols for guests as well as staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Special skills, knowledge, ability, education, etc.):

  • High School Degree; valid driver’s license with no negative driving record
  • Familiar with proper cash handling protocols; Retail experience helpful.
  • Cashier Experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills; Good organizational skills; Ability to follow written and verbal directions; must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle high volume traffic while maintaining good customer service
  • Must work as a team player.
  • Must be flexible to work when needed, including weekends and evenings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Long periods of standing and walking;
  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 20 pounds;
  • Assignments can be outdoors; exposure to a variety of weather elements can be expected.

POSITION TYPE AND HOURS OF WORK

  • Part time
  • Weekdays and weekends, occasional evening work and holidays required

 

 

Central Office Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY

The Central Office Coordinator provides support in administrative work involving a high degree of flexibility and action. This position maintains the central communications center for the Zoo and will also serve as the point-of-contact for severe weather monitoring and emergency protocols.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them in person. Routes any questions, concerns and emergencies to appropriate individual or department.  Provides general information to zoo guests.
  • Monitors radio traffic and follows codes appropriately according to Zoo protocol. Takes action in Zoo emergencies by calling police, EMS, etc.  Participates in emergency drills and critiques.
  • Monitors severe weather to ensure safety of Zoo guests and staff.  Communicates unsafe weather conditions to executives and/or Manager on Duty.
  • Responsible for accurate record-keeping for Board meetings, Zoo-Wide meetings, Safety meetings, and Master Planning meetings, and distributing minutes as appropriate.
  • Manages CEO calendar and provides assistance to the CEO as  assigned. Prepares written correspondence as directed.
  • Monitors and maintains maintenance work order software program.  Initiates Maintenance Purchase Orders and provides administrative support as needed.
  • Reviews and approves zoo-wide supply requisitions (Amazon orders, office supplies, cleaning supplies, etc.).  Assists in stocking office supply cabinet and maintaining inventory.
  • Posts all outgoing Zoo mail; maintains postage log to track postage costs; maintains postage machine. Monitors Zoo property post office box for incoming and outgoing mail. Sorts and distributes mail and other correspondence to Zoo areas.
  • Sign out vehicles to Zoo staff as needed, and maintains vehicle log.
  • Responsible for maintenance of administrative office equipment; calls for service if needed. Maintains copy paper and toner supply.
  • Maintains water meter reading reports for the Deputy Director.
  • Back-up to Safety Coordinator as needed: Answers telephone calls using a multi-line telephone system, routing calls or taking messages as required. Screens all calls for priority issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and 1-2 years’ experience, or equivalent experience in similar position.
  • Excellent customer service skills and high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve high productivity with little supervision in a fast paced office environment; must be able to multi-task.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs to include Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Strong grammar and punctuation skills a must.
  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to numerous changes in plans as dictated by the events of the day.
  • Ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.

POSITION TYPE AND HOURS OF WORK

  • Full time or Part time
  • Weekdays and weekends required, occasional evening hours and holidays.

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.

 


Operations

No openings at this time.

 


Maintenance

Full-Time Maintenance Technician

SUMMARY

Birmingham Zoo is looking for Maintenance Technicians in our Operations Department. Work involves executing projects to maintain, repair or construct facilities at the Birmingham Zoo. Work assignments are received through work orders, observation and meetings. Work is evaluated through meetings, budget, time constraints and results achieved.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs preventative maintenance; responds to trouble calls and work orders, inspects buildings and equipment; implements repairs, maintenance and installation as needed or assigned.
  • Depending on skill set, is involved in routine maintenance involving electrical, HVAC, carpentry, auto repair, welding, plumbing, concrete work, and construction.
  • Performs routine maintenance on the train and carousel.
  • Maintains maintenance logs as directed.
  • Completes engine repairs.
  • Completes all work orders as directed.
  • Utilizes and/or operates vehicles such as trucks and construction vehicles.
  • Utilizes the following materials: blueprints, calculator, computer, general office equipment, hand-tools, and power equipment.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED — some College or degree preferred.
  • Two to five years of field experience within a building trade or related skill set.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Must have basic competency in computer skills.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years) as well as a valid Alabama Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must provide documentation of current, negative TB test within the last year.

SAFETY ANALYSIS

The Maintenance Technician position is impacted by hazardous exposures common to the maintenance industry.  Some of the following exposures will occur daily:

  • Hazards associated with train and carousel ride operation and maintenance.
  • The proper use and understanding of cleaning agents
  • Hazards associated with swimming pool maintenance and the use of chloride.
  • Equipment operation requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as ear and eye protection.
  • Understanding the hazards of confined space.
  • The hazards of working with electricity.
  • Requirement to troubleshoot equipment in high and hard to reach locations.

Specific training and procedures will be provided, designed to maintain safety of people as the highest priority of the zoo followed by the safety of the animal collection.

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for following safety policies and procedures for their areas.

The use and understanding of a variety of personal safety equipment is mandatory.

Interested candidates should complete an online application.

 


  • The Birmingham Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free facility.