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Job Title: Seasonal Wildlife Technician
Start/End Date: April 5th – September 30th
Hours: 25 – 40 hours
Reports To: Animal Care Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: TBD

Summary

Wildlife Care Association 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.

Qualifications

Required

  • Knowledge of local wildlife and their natural history
  • Have at least one year of experience working hands-on with wildlife in wildlife
    rehabilitation, either as paid or volunteer experience
  • Have a strong interest in and enthusiasm about wildlife, public outreach, and providing
    veterinary care
  • Be 18 or older
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 40lbs
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication and organization skills and attention to detail
  • Be able to follow verbal or written directions from the Animal Care Manager,
    Veterinarian, and Board of Directors
  • Ability and willingness to work within the guidelines and protocols set by WCA
  • Ability to work in groups or independently with little supervision
  • Familiarity with basic computer programs and skills, such as working with Microsoft
    Office programs and WRMD database

Desired

  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed an undergraduate degree in Biology, Animal
    Science, or a related field.
  • Completed at least two semesters of Biology courses
  • Prior volunteer experience with WCA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Correctly identify incoming animals to ensure proper food, housing, enrichment, and
    medical care
  • Cleaning and labor-intensive duties, such as lifting feed bags, cages, kennels, and
    cleaning all enclosures
  • Handling and restraining wildlife from small songbirds to more difficult animals such as
    adult mammals and raptors
  • Assessing and treating all incoming wildlife, designing individualized rehabilitation plans
    for each patient, ensuring that patients are moving through the rehabilitation process, and
    determining release criteria
  • Supervise the baby bird nursery and aviaries, in which they must oversee proper bird
    handling and feeding
  • Dose and administer medications, provide wound care and management
  • Supervise and train new volunteers and interns
  • Perform basic diagnostics such as crop swab and fecal analysis
  • Practice safe and appropriate animal handling and restraint techniques
  • 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.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume with at least two references in a single document to
nhendrickson@wildlifecareassociation.com. Please list desired start and end dates in the cover
letter.

 

Questions?

Questions about WCA’s Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician can be submitted to
nhendrickson@wildlifecareassociation.com.

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