Security officers at the Zoo and Park rangers at the Safari Park help keep our visitors and animals safe in a variety of ways. They make sure the roads are clear of traffic when an animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. needs to be transferred, provide assistance to guests and employee who become sick or injured, connect lost kids with their family, reunite lost items with their owner, and patrol our parking lots and Zoo or Safari Park grounds. They also accompany cash deliveries, respond to guest concerns, investigate incidents, keep daily logs and compile reports, conduct training, and escort VIPs, just to name a few of their many tasks. It's a very busy job!
If you're interested in a job like this, you should have at least a high school diploma and a minimum of two years security, military, or law-enforcement experience. You should also have a California State Guard Card, a driver's license, and pepper spray/chemical agent card. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate, or an advanced first aid skills card, including use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), is helpful, as well as the completion of any communityA group of living things that are generally found together within an ecosystem. college courses related to criminal justice.
Our security officers and Park rangers enjoy working with our guests. But their job can be very challenging, especially when it comes to dealing with rude or inconsiderate guests in a professional and tactful manner. But being close to some of the world's most exoticForeign to a particular place, from another part of the world; not indigenous. animals is always rewarding, knowing that they are a big part of an organization that is dedicated to the conservationThe wise use, care, and protection of natural resources, including plants and animals. and preservation of these speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent.. Our Park rangers and security officers do everything possible to ensure that our guests have a great time at the Zoo and Safari Park.