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Research Assistant - San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research - Hawaii

2375 Olinda Rd, Makawao, HI 96768, USA Req #648
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

Our organization’s vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Research Assist will support San Diego Zoo Global’s mission of saving species worldwide by conducting and supporting daily husbandry and conservation breeding activities at the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii and at associated field sites. This position reports to the senior Research Coordinator.

 

As part of the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research and the Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program, this facility is a crucial component of intensive conservation and reintroduction efforts for critically endangered avian species such as the ‘Alalā, ‘Akikiki, Palila, Kiwikiu, and ‘Akeke‘e.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

The successful applicant will join a team that provides a high standard of care to endangered Hawaiian birds. Responsibilities may include: maintaining aviaries, facilities, equipment, and grounds; preparing and provisioning food; cleaning and perching aviaries; managing reproduction in breeding pairs; observing and recording reproductive and social behaviors; assisting with veterinary care; detailed record keeping; entering and managing data; and other duties as assigned.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Qualifications include: a degree which could be in any of the sciences such as biology, wildlife sciences, conservation, and animal husbandry; practical skills that are useful for facility maintenance; valid/current driver license and in good standing with the DMV; ability to identify diverse colored identification bands on birds. This position will require working with federally listed endangered species, and all applicants must meet U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements for permits. Scheduled hours will be approximately 40 hours per week.

 

The start date for this position is July 2020.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Methods and equipment used in the assigned area of biological research, animal care, or diagnostics
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Attend to the needs of assigned research collections
  • Learn data and sample gathering techniques

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Some assignments involve working outdoors with wild animals in varying weather conditions; possible exposure to zoonotic diseases, radiation, and potentially hazardous chemicals and materials; and working with sharp instruments.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Some assignments require the ability to move moderately heavy objects approximately 25-40 pounds; travel maybe required.

 

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research - The Maui Bird Conservation Center
  • Duration: Year round
  • Positions available: 1
  • Non-union Grant Position with benefits: Starting wage is $16.56/hour
  • Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time.
  • Posting deadline is Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 by 9:00 PM

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY 
 

SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER  - San Diego Zoo Global makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application please email your request to sdzgcareers@sandiegozoo.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

All New Hires are subject to passing a drug screen and some employment is contingent upon passing pre-placement testing.

Are you ready to start your adventure and put your Passion for Wildlife to work?


Other details

  • Job Function 3.05
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 2375 Olinda Rd, Makawao, HI 96768, USA