City of Louisville, KY

City of Louisville, KY

Salary: $21.36 Hourly

Location : KY 40202, KY

Job Type: Full_Time

Job Number: 12643

Department: Zoo

Opening Date: 06/28/2024

Closing Date: 7/12/2024 11:59 PM Eastern


Essential Functions:

Monitors Life Support Systems and maintenance of associated Life Support Systems (LSS) Equipment in support of the Louisville Zoo aquatic animal exhibits
Monitors exhibit water treatment processes as well as maintaining equipment and making necessary changes or repairs as needed
Examples of Duties

Examples of Work:

Conducts daily rounds on all life support and water works systems
Monitors LSS equipment and processes for normal operation and makes changes as needed
Performs troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance as needed to keep LSS equipment in excellent working condition and appearance
Maintains specialized treatment systems like ozone generation equipment & peripherals, UV sterilizers and R.O. (Reverse Osmosis) systems
Maintains LSS system logs and records
Interfaces with other departments to maintain the highest water quality standards
Cleans different life support areas routinely
Performs related work
Minimum Requirements

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree
Aquatic Science
Biological Science
Marine Biology
Related field
Two years of Aquarium or marine mammal life support system operating experience

Other Minimums:

Must provide one’s own source of transportation
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Must be on 24 hour call
Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
Must pass an annual tuberculin test
Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing our employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. Aside from community-wide initiatives like the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle event every Memorial Day and Labor Day, and the Healthy Hometown Movement, Metro Government provides employees with programs designed to enhance their life and well-being, like a Wellness Center that allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to take care of their basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay. Louisville Metro Government understands that a team of healthy, vibrant employees is the greatest asset we have.

Full Time Regular
• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Group Term Life
• Supplemental Life
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment
• Sick Leave
• Vacation
• Holiday Pay
• Bereavement Leave
• Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
• 457 Deferred Comp
• Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits
• Tuition Assistance
• Qualified Adult Benefits
• Childcare Assistance
• Free TARC Use
• Paid Parental Leave

Part Time – 17.5 to 25 Hours Per Week
• Vacation (pro rata)
• Sick Leave (pro rata)
• Holiday Pay (pro rata)

Part Time – Less Than 17.5 Hours Per Week
• Ineligible For Benefits

Temporary Positions
• Ineligible For Benefits

• Ineligible For Benefits


Do you have an associate’s degree in aquatic science, biological science, marine biology, or related field?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a bachelor’s degree in aquatic science, biological science, marine biology, or related field?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have a master’s degree in aquatic science, biological science, marine biology, or related field?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have two years of Aquarium or marine mammal life support system operating experience?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have four years of Aquarium or marine mammal life support system operating experience?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you possess and are you able to maintain a valid driver’s license?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you able to provide your own source of transportation?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you able to commit being on 24 hour call?

  • Yes
  • No

Required Question



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