City of Los Angeles, CA

City of Los Angeles, CA

ZOO CURATOR OF BIRDS 4276

Salary: $93,375.00 – $116,009.00 Annually

Location : CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA

Job Type: FULL-TIME

Job Number: 4276 OP 2024/06/07 R

Department: Zoo

Opening Date: 06/07/2024

Closing Date: 6/20/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

DUTIES

ANNUAL SALARY

$93,375 to $116,009

NOTE:

Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.

A Zoo Curator of Birds is responsible for the health and welfare of the entire collection of birds at the Los Angeles Zoo; determines exhibition requirements including food, shelter, special environmental requirements, and care; advises on all transactions concerning the sale or purchase of birds; determines breeding requirements; assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate animal keeping personnel responsible for the routine care of the bird collection; applies sound supervisory standards and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work group; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities.

A Zoo Curator of Birds may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in zoology, biology or a closely related field; and
  2. a. Three years of full-time paid professional zoo experience as an assistant or associate curator, curator, assistant zoo director, or zoo director; or

b. Three years of full-time paid experience as a Senior Animal Keeper with the City of Los Angeles specializing in the exhibition, care, selection, or identification of exotic birds.

PROCESS NOTES

  1. One additional year of full-time paid experience at the level of Senior Animal Keeper with the City of Los Angeles in supervising the care, selection, or identification of exotic and wild animals may be substituted for each year of education required.
  2. Applicants who lack six months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement is met.
  3. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
  4. Applicants qualifying under Requirement #1 must list their school name and location, type of degree earned and major in the Education section of the City application. Applicants who fail to provide this information on their application will not be considered further in this examination and their applications will not be processed.
  5. For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term “professional experience” applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional,” non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
  6. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
  7. Applicants substituting supervisory experience for some of the required education who did not receive a degree as described in Requirement #1 must indicate the required course information, including the course title, the number of units (semester or quarter), date completed, and the name of the school in the Supplemental Questions section of the on-line application at the time of filing. Applicants who fail to do so will not be considered further in this examination and their applications will not be processed. General education courses and elective units taken outside of the specified major/areas need not be listed. We recommend that applicants have their coursework information available to them before going on-line to file the application.
  8. Candidates completing the examination process may be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree or transcripts to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.

WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at .

NOTE:

Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received by THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024.

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.

SELECTION PROCESS

Examination Weight:

Interview: 100%

The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of professional and personal qualifications by interview. In the interview, the following competencies may be evaluated: Judgment and Decision Making; Stress Tolerance; Supervision; Results Orientation; Teamwork; Shares Knowledge and Information; Safety Focus, including knowledge of: proper and safe methods and equipment used to move and handle animals; protocols for responding to emergencies at a zoo; Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: principles of zoology and animal well-being as related to birds; operant conditioning techniques used on animals to modify and/or encourage desired behavior; federal, state, and local regulations related to the husbandry, well-being, purchase, sale, loan, donation, shipment, and/or quarantine of wildlife; methods used to maintain the proper condition of zoo buildings, equipment, habitats, grounds, and surrounding vegetation; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to and clicking on Competencies under Zoo Curator of Birds.

Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the interview, which may be held in Los Angeles or on-line. It is anticipated that interviews will begin during the period of AUGUST 12, 2024 to AUGUST 23, 2024.

NOTES:

  1. This examination is based on a validation study.
  2. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at
  3. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
  4. In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
  5. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding seniority credit at the rate of 0.25 of a point for each year of continuous classified City service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
  6. A final average score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  7. In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protest as provided in 4.20, 4.22, and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
  8. If in accordance with the Rule of Three Whole Scores all candidates are eligible for appointment consideration, the examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of the candidate’s City employment application by Personnel Department staff to ensure that the minimum qualifications have been met.
  9. 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:

Notice:

If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.

THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN

INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

For additional information and FAQs regarding the City’s hiring process, please go to:

There are many things to consider in a new employer. Visit the following webpage to view benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:

01

To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information:

-Working E-mail address
-Telephone Number
-Official social security number

I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process.

I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided.

I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly.

I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add [email protected] to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as “spam” or “junk” mail.

  • I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.

02

I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.

I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me.

I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed.

In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.

  • I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.

03

I am currently:

  • A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
  • An exempt or emergency City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
  • An exempt or emergency City of Los Angeles employee, without receiving civil service status.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
  • On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
  • Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.

04

Requirement #1:
I have GRADUATED from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in one of the following fields:
IMPORTANT NOTES:
You MUST list this information in the Education section of your application. Failure to provide this information as instructed may result in your disqualification from this examination.
Qualifying education MUST be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at the link below:http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf
Candidates completing the examination process may be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree or transcripts to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.

  • Zoology
  • Biology
  • A closely related field
  • This statement does not apply to me

05

Requirement #1:
If you selected a “A closely related field” in response to Supplemental Question #4, please indicate the field of study for your degree in the text box below:
If this statement does not apply to you, please enter “N/A” in the text box below.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
You MUST list this information in the Education section of your application. Failure to provide this information as instructed may result in your disqualification from this examination.
Qualifying education MUST be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at the link below:http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf
Candidates completing the examination process may be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree or transcripts to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.

06

Requirement #1:
I have not graduated, but I have completed the following amount of semester/quarter units of a major in zoology, biology, or a closely related field:
IMPORTANT NOTES:
You MUST list this information in the Education section of your application. Failure to provide this information as instructed may result in your disqualification from this examination.
Qualifying education MUST be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at the link below:http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf
Candidates completing the examination process may be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree or transcripts to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.

  • 30 semester or 45 quarter units
  • 60 semester or 90 quarter units
  • 90 semester or 135 quarter units
  • 120 semester or 180 quarter units
  • This statement does not apply to me.

07

Requirement #2a:
I have the following amount of full time paid professional zoo experience as an assistant or associate curator, curator, assistant zoo director, or zoo director:
IMPORTANT NOTES:
For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term “professional experience” applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional,” non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

  • 11 months or less
  • 12 months to 23 months
  • 24 months to 29 months
  • 30 months to 35 months
  • 36 months or more
  • This statement does not apply to me.

08

Requirement #2a:
I have full-time paid professional zoo experience in one or more of the following positions:
Select all that apply.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term “professional experience” applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional,” non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

  • Assistant Curator
  • Associate Curator
  • Curator
  • Assistant Zoo Director
  • Zoo Director
  • This statement does not apply to me.

09

Requirement #2b:
I have the following amount of full time paid experience as a Senior Animal Keeper with the City of Los Angeles specializing in the exhibition, care, selection, or identification of exotic birds:
IMPORTANT NOTE:
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

  • 11 months or less
  • 12 months to 23 months
  • 24 months to 29 months
  • 30 months to 35 months
  • 36 months or more
  • This statement does not apply to me.

10

Requirement #2b:
In my time with the City of Los Angeles as a Senior Animal Keeper, I have specialized in the following tasks:
Select all that apply.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

  • The exhibition of exotic birds.
  • The care of exotic birds.
  • The selection of exotic birds.
  • The identification of exotic birds.
  • This statement does not apply to me.

11

Requirement #2b – (Education Substitution):
Per Process Note #1 of the job bulletin, one additional year of full-time paid experience at the level of Senior Animal Keeper with the City of Los Angeles in supervising the care, selection, or identification of exotic and wild animals may be substituted for each year of education required.
I am substituting the following amount of full-time paid experience at the level of Senior Animal Keeper with the City of Los Angeles in supervising the care, selection, or identification of exotic and wild animals for each year of the education I am lacking:
IMPORTANT NOTE:
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

  • 11 months or less
  • 12 months to 23 months
  • 24 months to 35 months
  • 36 months to 47 months
  • 48 months or more
  • This statement does not apply to me.

12

Requirement #2b – (Education Substitution):
In the space provided, please list the City job classification(s) that you claim to be at the level of Senior Animal Keeper and has provided you with the work experience claimed in Supplemental Question #11.
If this statement does not apply to you, please enter “N/A” in the text box below.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
You MUST provide detailed information, including examples of this experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your disqualification from this examination.

13

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION:
If you are substituting additional full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles at the level of Senior Animal Keeper supervising the care, selection, or identification of exotic and wild animals for part of the required education, you MUST list the following information in the text box below:

  • Course title with number of semester or quarter units
  • Completion dates
  • School name
  • Location

Example: Biology 333/ 4 semester units/ May 2020/ Cal State Fullerton/ Fullerton, California
If this statement does not apply to you, please enter “N/A” in the text box below.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
You MUST list this information in the Education section of your application. Failure to provide this information as instructed may result in your disqualification from this examination.
Qualifying education MUST be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at the link below:http://per.lacity.org/accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf
Candidates completing the examination process may be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree or coursework. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree or transcripts to their on-line application at the time of filing in the Attachments section.

14

IMPORTANT NOTE:I have read the above questions carefully and answered each one accurately. I understand that if I do not provide correct information that my application will be disqualified and will not be considered further for this examination.

I understand that if I submit more than one application, my newest application will be considered and all others will be considered duplicates and will not be reviewed.

You should include in the work experience section of your application any jobs you wish to be considered as you will be unable to add or change your information after submission.

  • Yes, I have read the above statements carefully and understand them to their fullest.

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