Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work – Southeast Minnesota designation.

Nature of Work
Under general supervision of the Oxbow Park Manager and in cooperation with a Park Naturalist, performs specialized work in the operation of the Oxbow Park Zoo.

Examples of Work
Assist with zoo and park maintenance, present educational programs to all age groups, assist in design and construction of nature center displays
Maintains zoo facilities in an acceptable manner to the public; monitoring zoo livestock health conditions; administering medications to livestock as required under the direction of a qualified veterinarian and maintaining animals in health and environmental conditions acceptable to the US Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act of 1970, as amended
Conducts tours of the zoo or park environmental areas
Keeps accurate records of livestock inventory covering acquisition, disposal and treatments of animals
Designs and assists with construction of animal exhibits with consideration given to effective displays and ease of maintenance
Participates in other types of maintenance, construction or other Park activities, such as trail maintenance, as directed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of wildlife, biology and ecology
Considerable knowledge of wildlife, park environment habitat, and interpretive materials
Considerable skill working with animals
Skill in communication
Ability to cooperate with co-workers and deal tactfully and effectively with the public
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
Ability to keep accurate records of livestock inventory and care

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment and any potential post-accident drug test as these positions are deemed safety sensitive. Regardless of Minnesota statute, marijuana and other drugs

Required Skills:

Be outdoors
Exposure to weather conditions
Lift up to 50 lbs

About Olmsted County Parks Department

Olmsted County is dedicated to an inclusive, welcoming environment where you are celebrated and valued.

Application Instructions

Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olmsted/jobs/4382476/seasonal-park-naturalist