Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Supervisor

Dogwood Canyon Wildlife Supervisor
Location: Lampe, Missouri
Posted: 08-07-2017
Location Name: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full Time
Shift: Various
Job Title:Wildlife Supervisor
Summary: Oversee Wildlife Management of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Ensure the bison, elk, fish, deer, etc are well maintained and provide safe encounters to enhance guests? experiences.
Essential Functions:

Adhere to all rules and regulations established in Dogwood Canyon standard operation procedure manual.

Be knowledgeable about Dogwood Canyon and its history.

Provide aide to activities and tour departments.

Resolve incidents of guest dissatisfaction and report the outcome to the manager.

Responsible for associate and guest safety during wildlife encounters.

Assist guests with the highest level of professionalism.

Must be able to operate and be knowledgeable of all farm equipment.

Knowledgeable of pasture development, prescribed burns, and food plot management.

Experience and knowledge of purchasing/selling animals and rotating animals in pastures.

Experience and knowledge of purchasing feed and what types

Stocking and feeding rainbow trout.

Assist with the care of animals in the nature center.

Assist stables department with equine management.

Always carries themselves in a friendly approachable manner

Must be highly service focused with a desire to engage with guests, with exceptional customer service.

Stay updated and adhere to all federal, state and local wildlife mandates.
USDA, Arkansas Game & Fish, MO Dept of Conservation, etc.

Demonstrate initiative ? ability to think, work, and make decisions to solve guest concerns based on sound judgment.

Monitor and track animal health and keep precise inventory of herds.

Remain within departmental and park budgetary requirements.

Must excel in a fast paced environment where continuous improvement is expected.

Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.

Ensure equipment, vehicles, and usage items are stocked and clean.

Work with the grounds and activities departments on various daily/weekly assignments.

Stay current on park and industry safety needs and certifications.

Continually be looking for ways to enhance guest animal experiences while ensuring safety.

Knowledgeable of vehicle maintenance, safety/security equipment, etc.

Keep manager informed of ordering, equipment, and supply needs.

Must have a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the park and its guests.

Performs other related duties as assigned
Candidate Profile:
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: At least two years related experience. Wildlife Management Degree preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents, Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Missouri class E or Arkansas P designated driver's license and a safe driving record is required.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to work well with a team, to prioritize, a sense of urgency and a real concern for guest satisfaction.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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