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  • 1) Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in care and exhibition of birds and animals at establishments, such as zoos or circuses.

  • 2) Observes animals to detect signs of illness and consults with VETERINARIAN to determine type of medication or treatment required.

  • 3) Inspects cages, grottos, and pens for cleanliness and structural defects.

  • 4) Assigns workers to various tasks, and oversees treatment, preparation of food, feeding of animals, and maintenance and repair of animal quarters.

  • 5) Specifies type of animal to exhibit in zoo and location of exhibit, according to weather, animal behavior characteristics, and physical condition.

  • 6) Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

  • 7) May hire, train, and discharge workers.

  • 8) May keep time records and prepare supply requisitions and reports.

  • 9) May coordinate training of animals for circus performance.

  • 10) May give lectures to public to stimulate interest in animals.




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DOT:   412.137-010

Job Number: 177