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Job Title: Information Technology Director at a Zoo

Description: Lead a department dedicated to providing technology services that supports all facets of animal care and operations at a zoo. The services include desktop support, database managements, network and telephony services, application and computer support, and other technological assistance as needed.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Creative writing skills, Customer service skills, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing people, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Global, Government, Industry, Museum/Zoo/Aquarium, Non-Profit, Park, Retail, School, Self-Employed, Small Business, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$$$

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