Wildlife Technician

Website Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Description & Details
Job Title: Full-time Wildlife TechnicianDivision: Wildlife Care
Reports To: Wildlife Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary: $16.85 per hour

Excellent Benefit Package Available

 

Summary

The Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Care Center receives several thousand sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals every year.  Our patients include songbirds, seabirds, waterfowl, raptors, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.  We are looking for a qualified wildlife technician to help with the daily operation of our rehabilitation program.  This person is responsible for intake of wildlife, medical care, husbandry, responding to inquiries and educating members of the public about wildlife related issues, as well as training and managing department volunteers.

Educational Background:

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Some college with a background in biology or a related animal science is desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of local wildlife including natural history requirements.  Must be able to correctly identify incoming animals to ensure proper food, housing, enrichment, and medical care.

Position includes a lot of cleaning and  labor intensive work.  Must be able to bend, kneel, crawl, and lift at least up to 50 pounds.

Applicant must be comfortable handling and restraining wildlife from small songbirds to more difficult animals such as adult mammals and raptors.

The Wildlife Technician is responsible for assessing and treating all incoming wildlife, designing individualized rehabilitation plans for each patient, ensuring that patients are moving through the rehabilitation process in a timely fashion, and determining release criteria.

Technician will perform basic diagnostics such as radiology, blood analysis, and fecal analysis.  Preference will be given to candidates who possess basic rehabilitation skills such as animal handling and restraint, performing intake exams, fluid therapy, blood sampling, wound management, fracture stabilization, and calculating drug dosages.

This is a fast paced and high pressure position.  The ideal candidate will be able to multitask and work efficiently and calmly under stressful circumstances.

The Wildlife Technician must be able to work well in a team environment and have a professional demeanor.  Must be able to communicate effectively in both written form (via medical charting) and verbally with coworkers, volunteers, and the public.  Must be comfortable training, supervising, and giving direction to department volunteers.

Language Skills: 

 Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members of the public, volunteers, and other employees of the organization.  Good oral and written communication skills

 

Mathematical Skills: 

 Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to perform these operations using units, weight measurement, and volume.

 

Reasoning Ability: 

 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Computer Skills: 

 To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the first six months from hire date. Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills (data entry).

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, zoonotic disease, exposure to aggressive/feral animals and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome a diverse pool of applicants.

EOE/M/F/D/V

 

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www.phs-spca.org/careers

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