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Zoo Animal Attendant Posted on May 28, 2018 by Animal Care Solutions

  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $13.60 to $28.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 44 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Aug 20, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

Animal Care Solutions

Languages

English

Education

Bachelor's degree

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Pet first aid course

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

  • Supervise helpers
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Keep records of animals treated

Animal Specializations

Large wild animals (zoo)

Weight Handling

More than 45 kg (100 lbs)

Work Setting

Zoo

Security and Safety

  • Bondable
  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

  • Confined spaces
  • Dangerous
  • Outdoors
  • Wet/damp
  • Hot

Transportation/Travel Information

Own vehicle

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

  • Willing to relocate
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

Animal Care Specific Skills

  • Prepare food and feed animals
  • Monitor and document animal behaviour
  • Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
  • Assist researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals
  • Assist with inoculation and treatment of animals
  • Assist zoo and wildlife workers in transferring, restraining, crating and uncrating animals
  • Assist animal breeders to handle and nurture animals

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Aug 20, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Zoo Animal Attendant is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers
METHODICAL

Interest in comparing information to monitor and document animal behaviour, and to prepare food and feed animals, fish and birds at scheduled intervals

OBJECTIVE

Interest in assisting scientists and researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals; and in using equipment for grooming animals

DIRECTIVE

Interest in handling and nurturing animals when grooming and when assisting breeders; and in training dogs to obey commands and perform specific duties in response to signals

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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