Perth Zoo gets hands-on in wildlife conservation, at home and beyond our borders. This is what makes us one of the world’s best small zoos. One simple vision inspires and directs our work – a world where diversity of species and habitats is secure.
Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.
THIS IS A FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME POSITION
(UNTIL 31 JULY 2020 WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR PERMANENCY)
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
This position provides the day-to-day supervision and coordination of Senior Technical Officers and Technical Officers Zoology within the Life Sciences Directorate.
This position supervises a team of Technical Officers to ensure that the objectives of the section are met. The position also assists the Curators in implementing Zoo policies and procedures to maximise the welfare of animals within the Perth Zoo collection and ensure safety and wellbeing of the section staff.
Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria in a written application. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.
Certificate III in Zoo Keeping or Captive Animal Management or an equivalent qualification.
Extensive experience in animal husbandry and in working in a zoo or similar environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to effectively lead and mentor staff.
Demonstrated successful experience in project coordination, management projects and project teams.
Note: applicants who strongly meet selection criteria 2 and 3 will be highly regarded.
This current vacancy supervises a team managing Australian fauna and taxa-specific captive-animal experience with Australian Mammals will, therefore, be looked upon favourably.
In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.
For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the written application, please refer to the attached Job Description Form.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Ms Belinda Laming on (08) 9474 0420, or for further information about Perth Zoo, please visit www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au.
Applicants should submit the following. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to make an assessment of your application.
For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.
Substantive Equality Statement
The Zoological Parks Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.