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Zoo Director - City of Abilene, TX (ID: 319327)
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Under administrative direction, to direct, plan, organize, coordinate, and manage the operations of the Abilene Zoological Gardens; to recommend new zoo acquisitions; and to serve as the Executive Director of the Zoological Society.
Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, maintenance, and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Serve as City and Zoological Society liaison to the community.
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Principles and practices of zoo administration.
Care and maintenance of captive wildlife and domestic animals.
Budgetary preparation and fiscal responsibility and management.
Regulations and laws set by local, State, Federal, and International agencies and accreditation standards set by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Education, conservation, research, marketing, and public relations programs and development of the same.
Administrative management, practices, and methods including budgeting and recordkeeping.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Operate audio-visual equipment.
Operate office equipment including computers and related software.
Safely operate a motor vehicle.
Prepare zoo development plans and programs related to zoo expansion, construction, and collection management.
Work effectively with citizen groups and zoo support groups.
Open, enter, exit, and secure animal enclosures and service areas.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the administration, operation, and maintenance of zoo facilities including significant supervisory and management responsibilities is required.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Zoological Science, Wildlife Biology, Animal Science or a related field is required.
A graduate degree is preferred.
License or Certificate:
A valid Texas driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ten (10) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, and twist.
Exposure to outdoor extreme environments.
Exposure to various animal species including dangerous animals.
Ability to travel to different sites.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and emergency response work is required.
City of Abilene Core Values
Service Above Self
Excellence in All We Do