Hmm.. I'm sure you'd probably have to ask what the job description was first, because I'm sure that you'd probably be stuck doing that type of stuff at first. But that doesn't mean you'll never get to care for the reptiles, it might be like "Clean the dog poo till you've proven yourself THEN we'll let you care for the herps" Don't forget that it'd be worth it in the end if you have to clean up the dog poo to work with the reptiles!
Everytime that I look at myself I can't believe how awesome I am.
...The first rule of journalism is: Don't talk about journalism... or was that Fight Club?