Scientific Technician I

About the Position

This is a full-time, benefitted position. This position is funded through a 5-year grant that has the possibility of renewal in 5 years but is not guaranteed.

These positions will specifically work in ex situ recovery programs for yellow-legged frog, native crayfish, and possibly other riparian herps and invertebrates housed at Oakland Zoo.

The Scientific Technician I is a part-time role that provides technical assistance for assigned programs within AWR, including gathering and analysis of research data in the laboratory or the field; attending to the needs of animals, plants, and/or biological samples in managed care and/or to community members; and other wildlife recovery, rescue, and research program activities. They must demonstrate strong research-based analytical skills including time management, working independently and cooperatively, effective and timely verbal and written communication, and attention to detail. This position may oversee the daily tasks of interns, students, and volunteers and is under the direct supervision of the Wildlife Recovery Program Manager and reports to the Director of Animal Welfare and Research, ACCR.

Animal Care, Conservation & Research





$23.58 per hour

Application Deadline:


Essential Job Duties


Who You Are

Required Education

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities

May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

Who We Are

The Oakland Zoo (managed by The Conservation Society of California) is an award-winning facility stretching 100 acres and overlooking the city of Oakland atop the hills of beautiful Knowland Park. Our mission: Oakland Zoo deepens connection with animals, saves wildlife, and inspires champions for the natural world. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), The Zoo is part of the largest conservation organization in the nation. Our employees take PRIDE in our values of being Positive, Respectful, Inquisitive, Driven and Effective members of a team who places the care of our animals, stewardship of the natural environment, and the experience of our guests at the forefront of all that we do.

Oakland Zoo’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

We believe that all people should have safe access to the Zoo and culturally relevant and responsive experiences with our staff, programs, and curriculum. The Oakland Zoo is also striving to create an equitable and inclusive internal culture where all staff members feel represented and valued for their identities and lived experiences. We examine how power, bias, race and other aspects of identity impact our organization. We work to build a culture of continuous learning and improvement toward a vision of equity and belonging for all staff. We are looking for team members who can actively join us in this process. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community in which we exist and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying folks, and women to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Conservation Society of California is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or other characteristics protected by law. The Conservation Society of California also promotes respect for all people and will not tolerate harassment based on any of these characteristics.