Biologist

Employer
Landry's
Location
Garth, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 01, 2021
Ref
2307999779
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Description

SUMMARY:

It is the responsibility of the Biologist to be aware of all aspects of the Life Sciences Department. This includes maintaining all department protocols, adhering to policies and fulfilling daily responsibilities concerning the care and maintenance of the animal collection. This position must also exhibit a high level of professional and personalized guest service that embodies the Company's brand standard and core values (K.E.E.P. - Kindness, Engagement, Empathy and Positivity).

Golden Nugget offers competitive wages and benefits. New hires may be eligible to receive a hiring bonus of up to $600.00. Come join our great team at the Golden Nugget.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Professional Animal Care
  • Perform daily routine as scheduled.
  • Maintain accurate and informative daily animal records.
  • Prepare daily diet preparation for animal collection.
  • Perform daily water quality testing of all exhibits.
  • Perform Life Support System maintenance as scheduled.
  • Assist Curator / Life Sciences Manager with medical treatments and husbandry procedures as needed.

Communication
  • Conduct yourself in helpful and respectful manner with all guest interactions.
  • Participate in various public presentations, with or without animals.
  • Communicate any animal related or other concerns to Curator / Life Sciences Manager.
  • Interact with dignitaries, professionals, special guests, VIPs or tours as directed.

Department Management
  • Observe and help maintain department areas (and those not normally your responsibility) as directed.
  • Report supply needs to Curator / Life Sciences Manager.
  • Assure exhibit "readiness" for opening in absence of Curator / Life Sciences Manager.
  • Make frequent daily rounds to evaluate cleanliness of work area/ equipment and safety concerns.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Ability to SCUBA dive daily
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, administrative, multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), fluent English and articulate
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently and consistently producing quality results.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology (or related field) preferred.
  • Prefer 3 years of experience working in a public aquarium with teleost and/or elasmobranch species. (Pay rate to be determined by experience level.)
  • Must be SCUBA certified with a minimum of 50 logged hours of dive time. (Advanced certifications preferred.)
  • Must be certified in CPR, 1st Aid, AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration (or acquire certification within 2 weeks of hire date).