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Ambassador Animal Area Supervisor

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/21/2019

Deadline to apply: May 21, 2019 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $69,321.00 - $96,355.00 annually

Are you a proven leader with animal husbandry experience focused on exotic animals in a captive setting? Bring your skills to the Oregon Zoo where you will support the groundbreaking wildlife research and conservation programs at one of the region's most popular attractions.

Under the general supervision of the Curator of Ambassador Animals, the Area Supervisor provides direct supervision of assigned area staff. All variable-schedule staff working with ambassador animals will report directly to this position. Duties include coordinating the activities of the ambassador animal section of the zoo; ensuring that staff in this area have the necessary training, tools, equipment and supplies to successfully perform their jobs; development, implementation, training and oversight of new guest engagement opportunities in the area; administrative functions such as scheduling, timekeeping, evaluations and progressive discipline; ordering, receiving and distributing materials, supplies and food items; facilitating animal care operations within the ambassador animal sections of the zoo; reviewing, developing and/or revising standard operating procedures or other reports; and conducting or coordinating safety training.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

A minimum of three years of progressive experience working with ambassador animals and a bachelor's degree in a related field OR any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior supervisory experience.
• At least two years of experience working in an AZA-accredited facility.

Medical testing and/or immunizations may be required as the duties of this position may require close contact with animal areas and enclosures where animals may be present.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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