Part-time Life Support Systems Operator

Part-time Life Support Systems Operator

Los Angeles Zoo //
Los Angeles, CA //
Posted on: November 30, 2021 //
Application Information: Please email your resume using button above - May close at any time. The Los Angeles Zoo may pre-screen all applications/resumes to determine the most qualified applicants to invite for an interview. If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Taira ([email protected])

Operation of Life Support Systems throughout the zoo, equipment maintenance and repair, and basic water quality testing.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Understand water chemistry reports and their relationship to Life Support, work closely with Animal Care staff and Construction staff, perform inspections, preventative maintenance tasks, cleaning and repair of all Life Support equipment.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of pumps (centrifugal and peristaltic), filters (sand, bead, drum), UV sterilizers, ozone generators, and automated control systems. Water quality in aquariums. PVC plumbing. Knowledge and ability to use power tools.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences preferred.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

Able to move/lift 75 pounds, climb ladders, work in tight areas, ride a bicycle.

Working Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor in typical Southern California weather.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $28.19 per hour. For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:*This is a civil service exempt, at-will position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure or contractual rights in such position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for employment and have received a conditional job offer from the Los Angeles Zoo will be required to complete a criminal background investigation which includes fingerprinting. In the event that the job applicant fails to participate with the criminal background investigation or fails to satisfactorily complete or pass the criminal background investigation, the applicant's conditional job offer will be rescinded or revoked and his or her consideration for employment will be terminated.