The Perth Zoo Science Program provides support to the Species Recovery Programs to maintain captive breeding colonies and to provide animals for establishment or supplementation of wild populations.
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 PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION
THIS POSITION IS BASED IN SOUTH PERTH (PERTH ZOO)
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2022
The role of this position is to work under general direction as an effective member of the section team providing the highest level of care, husbandry and health monitoring of a broad range of section taxa in the Perth Zoo collection. Proficiency and competencies are measured against the Zoo’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.
Certificate III in Zoo Keeping or Captive Animal Management or equivalent.
Good knowledge of animals, their biology and ecological threats.
Working knowledge of and experience in animal husbandry, animal observation and animal management in a zoo or similar environment.
Demonstrated capacity to communicate well and to work effectively in a team.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current (issue date not older than 6 months) and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WA Workforces: An approved COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for appointment to this position. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status before they can commence in the position. Please refer to the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au).
For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.
Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status.
For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Dr Peter Mawson on (08) 9474 0311, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/.
To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:
To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
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 Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions 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. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.
Applicants with a disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process can contact the Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or email@example.com. Do not send job applications to this email; they will not be accepted.