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City of Los Angeles

All full-time staff in the areas of animal care, administration, grounds maintenance, construction, admissions, education, and public relations are employees of the City of Los Angeles. The hiring of staff for full-time city-funded positions at the Los Angeles Zoo is governed by the Civil Service Selection Process. The system was created to provide a fair, equitable, and job-related way for applicants to compete for jobs with the City of Los Angeles.

All applicants who are interested in full-time employment with the City must pass a Civil Service examination, the requirements of which are established by the City's Personnel Department in conjunction with the Zoo.  All candidates who pass the examination are placed on a list of eligible candidates, in order of their scores on the examination.  When the Zoo has a vacant regular position it intends to fill, it will request the certification of the eligible list. 

Zoo staff interviews eligible candidates and chooses the candidate to fill the position. Once hired, each employee must pass a six-month probationary period.  Some classifications require a longer probationary period.
For more information on the city's hiring practices and examinations currently open for filing, please visit the City of Los Angeles website at http://www.cityofla.org/jobseekers/index.htm

Part-time and seasonal positions are filled directly by the Los Angeles Zoo. Vacant part-time and seasonal positions are listed at the top of this page.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

The Los Angeles Zoo is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.

Please note: The Animal Keeper Training Class is offered every two to three calendar years. Dates and information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

 

GLAZA Membership AmbassadorsGreater Los Angeles Zoo Association

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is the private, nonprofit, fund raising arm of the Los Angeles Zoo. Staff in the areas of fund raising, membership services, publications, and special events are employed by GLAZA.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

GLAZA is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.


Service America/Service Systems

All concessions at the Los Angeles Zoo are handled by a partnership of Service America and Service Systems. All staff in gift shops, food stands, trams, and catering are employed by Service America/Service Systems.

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Service America and Service Systems does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.

Service America and Service Systems is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunities in all phases of its employment practices.

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