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Senior Zookeeper B29 Penguins

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City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

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Position Summary

Lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the maintenance and care of a variety of animals within the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo; assist veterinary staff as needed and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.  

High school diploma or GED, supplemented by thirty (30) credit hours of college level course work in zoology, biology, animal science or related field, plus three (3) years of experience in any combination of the following areas:  exotic animal husbandry, zookeeping or arthropod rearing.  Experience working in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility preferred.


Possession of a valid Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire. 

Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge

Operations and activities of a zoo services and animal-care program Principles of lead supervision and training Advanced methods and techniques of handling assigned animals Principles and practices of animal behavior and physiology Principles and practices of animal training Occupational hazards and standard safety practices Operational characteristics of animal-handling and food-preparation equipment Principles and procedures of record keeping

Preferred Skills & Abilities

Lead, organize and review the work of staff in the area of work assigned Independently perform difficult animal care and handling duties Interpret and explain department policies and procedures Operate a variety of animal handling and food preparation equipment in a safe and effective manner Work with and train a variety of domestic and wild animals Clean and maintain assigned animal enclosures according to established guidelines Ensure the preparation of adequate animal diets Work independently in the absence of immediate supervision Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate clearly and concisely Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

City of Albuquerque Employee Benefits

The City is committed to providing employees one of the most comprehensive and reasonably priced benefit packages available in New Mexico. We hope that you will find the coverage offered provides you with the choices and options necessary to keep you and your family healthy and well.

The City offers regular, full-time and part-time employees the option of participating in a variety of group insurance plans. Both Regular and Temporary (non-seasonal) employees participate in the state's retirement system.

Additional Benefit information is available by clicking on the links below.

General Benefits Overview Brochure

General Benefits

Fire Department

Albuquerque Police Department


Select the highest level of successfully completed related education as identified by the minimum requirements.

No High School Diploma or GED

High School Diploma or GED

Non/degree accredited hours (some college)






If you selected non/degree accredited hours for question #1, identify the total number of hours which were successfully completed with a passing grade and are related to the minimum education and/or experience.


For relevant degree(s) obtained, identify the major field of study.


How many years of exotic animal husbandry, zookeeping experience do you possess preferably at an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution?

No experience

less than 1 year

1 year to less than 2 years

2 years to less than 3 years

3 years to less than 4 years

4 years to less than 5 years

5 years to less than 6 years

6 years to less than 7 years

7 years to less than 8 years

8 years to less than 9 years

9 years to less than 10 years

10 years to less than 11 years

11 years to less than 12 years

12 years to less than 13 years

13 or more years


Briefly describe your exotic animal husbandry, zookeeping experience preferably at an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution.


Do you possess a valid Driver's License or have the ability to obtain by date of hire?



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City of Albuquerque


505 768-3700




400 Marquette N.W.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103

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