Animal Caretaker

Monroe, LA
Monroe, LA
Animal Caretaker
Wage/Hr:$18.00Hours/Week:15 hours/week est total hours 360Minimum Age:55

The Fish and Wildlife Service Experienced Services Program was established to create a unique partnership to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The Fish and Wildlife ESP connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide scientific, technical, and administrative services in support of the Fish and Wildlife Service priority multiple-use related programs and authorities. The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as Enrollees and are not employees of FWS or National Experienced Workforce Solutions ( NEW Solutions). NEW Solutions is the ESP Non-governmental organization (NGO) responsible for administrative aspects of the Program, and the Enrollees work under Fish and Wildlife Service direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out the Fish and Wildlife Service mission. Fish and Wildlife Service ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current, to access new training opportunities, to engage in gainful project-based positions, and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy and their own financial security. Background security investigation may be required prior to start date. Location, hours and hourly pay are noted in this position description. FWS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for approximately 480 total hours working 20 hours per week for a short term project. This position will be performed onsite at the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Local applicants only.


Minimum of 1 year(s) of experience in Animal Caretaking OR HS/GED Degree

  • Experience required with Windows

Serve as primary caretaker for live animals, exhibits, and facility at the Conservation Learning Center. Welcome and orient visitors to the Refuge.

  • Animal Caretaking   70%
  • Visitor Orientation   30%

  • Government Vehicle Training: Defensive driving course online
  • Physical requirements: Employee will need to be able to clean tanks and feed animals which requires climbing short ladders.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.