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Posted: 08/27/2012
Advertisement Number: 13061
Job Title: ASSISTANT CURATOR
Expires: 09/10/2012 Monday
Department: CULTURAL SERVICES
Division: BIOPARK BOTANICAL GARDENS
Location: 2601 CENTAL SW
Job Code: 700080 This is a union position
Grade: M14 Starting $1,388.80 to Midrange $1,828.00 Bi-weekly

POSITION SUMMARY:
Supervise, plan and coordinate staff engaged in a variety of Botanical and/or Biological Park Services, activities and operations including the care and husbandry of Biological Park animals or Botanical Garden plants and displays; the maintenance of animal enclosures and facilities; and the provision of educational services.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in zoology, animal husbandry, botany, horticulture, biology or a related field, plus three (3) years of managerial experience working with plant, animal or crop operations in a Botanical Garden, Biological Park, agricultural environment or similar facility. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position requires: Background check, TB Test, Shift work, Odd days off.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Principles and techniques of Farm animal and plant management
Theories and practices of agriculture
Basic operations and services of a BioPark program focusing on farm animals and agricultural plants
Methods of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
Exercise proper judgment in cases of animal emergencies and crop problems
Work independently in the absence of supervision
Oversee the work of lower level staff
Communicate clearly and concisely
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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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