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Posted: 04/18/2013
Advertisement Number: 13335
Job Title: AQUARIST
Expires: 04/29/2013 Monday
Department: CULTURAL SERVICES
Division: BIOPARK
Location: 2601 CENTRAL NW
Job Code: 100097 This is a union position
Grade: B29 $10.82 step one (1). After successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period, $17.29 step two (2). Hourly

POSITION SUMMARY:
Care for, observe and maintain a variety of fish and aquatic life within the City zoo; provide responsible assistance to the Aquarium Manager and perform a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university or two (2) years of college-level course work in marine biology or related field, plus two (2) years aquarium operations experience. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Possession of an appropriate valid SCUBA diving certificate within (6) months from date of hire into position.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position requires: Background check, Pre-employment physical, TB Test.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Basic anatomy, physiology and behavior of fish and invertebrates
Principles and practices of SCUBA diving
Basic procedures of an aquarium program
Safe work practices utilized when working with fish and various aquatic life
Maintain and care for a variety of fish within the assigned area
Clean and maintain aquariums
Prepare diets and feed fish according to established guidelines
Identify unusual fish behavior
Observe and detect unusual animal behaviors
Maintain accurate records on fish behavior
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
Communicate clearly and concisely

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit, by expiration date, a City Application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at web site www.cabq.gov/jobs. Applications are also available at the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department 400 Marquette NW 7th Floor Suite 703, Albuquerque NM 87103. Copies of required certifications, registrations, and/or licenses, if not attached on-line, must be provided at the time of interview. Additionally, if requesting acceptance of post secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your transcript is required at the time of the interview. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in disqualification.

NOTE: Your qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in your City application.

VACANCY LISTINGS: May be obtained from the City's website at http://www.cabq.gov and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.


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