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Zoo Registrar - Zoo

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Zoo 

Pay:  $18.17 per hour  

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The registrar is a member of the animal care team. The registrar is responsible for managing animal records, validating the quality of recorded data, and ensuring the legal compliance of animal transfers. The registrar often serves as the liaison between local, federal and international agencies and other zoological facilities. The registrar is responsible for all permitting processes. The registrar is responsible for training and advising selected staff in ZIMS and other record-keeping processes.


Maintain Animal Records and Permits

  • Manages and maintains both active and inactive animal records ensuring accuracy, quality and accessibility
  • Manages animal records to meet AZA accreditation standards
  • Ensures that all required federal, state and local animal permits are submitted and kept current
  • Interfaces with the veterinary department to assist them in meeting their goals
  • Provides census information as necessary
  • Ensures animal record entries are timely completed
  • Annually completes an animal inventory report
  • Provides institutional data in a timely manner to studbook requests, reports, questionnaires, and surveys to assist in the long-term management of animal programs


Coordinate Animal Transfers

  • coordinates with and participates in, when possible, animal transfers with staff
  • Establishes and implements animal transactions
  • Ensures compliance with regulations governing animal transfers including IATA regulations and all local, state, federal and international laws
  • Maintains acquisition and disposition records


Train and Advise Zoo Staff in ZIMS Software

  • Trains and advises animal care staff in ZIMS animal record-keeping and modules
  • Regularly works with animal care staff and curators to continue improvement of records and solve problems
  • Provides statistical analysis and reports for departments regarding the animal collection
  • Primary liaison with Species360, AZA Facilities and AZA Associates


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college university in Biology, Zoology, Records Management, and Environmental Resources, Wildlife Management or other related field. General knowledge of taxonomy and animal husbandry. Three years of experience in a related field, database management, experience in animal care at a zoological facility or a combination of experiences which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Per Sedgwick County Policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s License without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Out of state driver’s license will be accepted for up to 45 days after hire.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college university in Biology, Ecology, Zoology or a related field. Three years' experience in an AZA Facility managing animal records data. Experiences with Species360/ZIMS or other animal record keeping software.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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