Monday, August 24, 2009

Perth Zoo - Life Sciences Manager

Perth Zoo - Life Sciences Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: This newly created position is responsible for the operational management of the Elephant Section. The role will also provide high level assistance to the Director of Life Sciences with key operational areas inclusive of capital project and works program management, pest control, supply and emergency response.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the captive management of a range of species including large mammals; Experience in project management and delivery of project outcomes; Proven ability to manage, mentor and train staff to ensure operational requirements are met; Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills and the capacity to review and apply legislation and standards; and Knowledge of current issues relating to the conservation and captive management of wildlife. Experience in elephant husbandry, breeding and management in a relevant environment; and experience in exhibit design in a zoo environment are desirable.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send in a completed application form, your current resume and a covering letter outlining your ability to meet the above selection criteria.

FOR FURTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATION: Maria Finnigan, Director Life Sciences on 08 9474 0351 or email (not to be contacted for an application package).

JOB APPLICATION PACKAGES: Applications must address the selection criteria and demonstrate that they meet the essential requirements of the position.
To obtain the job description and complete copy of selection criteria please visit our website at or the WA Government Jobs Board at
or call (08) 9474 0415 or email

or by post: Human Resources, PO Box 489 South Perth 6951 or by fax to: (08) 9474 4420

Applications can also be hand delivered to Visitor Services Reception, clearly labelled with the above address.

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 5pm, 11 September 2009.

Late applications or pro-formas will not be accepted.

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