BioPark Curator/Life Support

BioPark Curator/Life Support

ABQ BioPark //
Albuquerque, New Mexico //
Apply by: April 2, 2024

Position Summary
Supervise, plan and coordinate a variety of Biological Park services, activities, operations and maintenance of life support systems and aquatic facilities; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Aquarium Manager.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Preferred Skills & Abilities
Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
Supervise the construction and maintenance of various life support systems
Interpret and explain City Biological Park policies and procedures
Exercise judgment in cases of animal and equipment emergencies
Prepare clear and concise reports
Communicate clearly and concisely
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Preferred Knowledge
Operational characteristics, services and activities of a Biological Park
Water quality for fish, marine and aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles
Theories and applications of biology, ecology or conservation
Principles of municipal budget preparation and control
Principles of animal physiology, behavior and classification
Pumps, filters, ozone generators and other equipment needed for aquarium and biological park life support systems
Preventative maintenance practices for aquarium and biological park life support systems
Troubleshooting techniques related to system problems and/or malfunctions
Safe work procedures when around animals
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming, operation, troubleshooting, and repair
Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office

Education & Experience

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in marine biology, zoology, chemistry, or mechanical engineering; and

Five (5) years of managerial experience at an aquarium or biological park setting with aquatic life support systems; and

To include two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $30.34 - $31.87 Hourly
$30.34 - $31.87 Hourly

$2,427.20 - $2,549.60 Biweekly

$5,258.93 - $5,524.13 Monthly

$63,107.20 - $66,289.60 Annually