Employment Opportunities

Sarvey Wildlife is seeking a full-time wildlife rehabilitator to add to our staff. Applicants should have experience caring for a variety of bird (including raptors) and mammal species found in Washington state. The applicant should be organized, hardworking, and efficient. (Posted 9/18/18 - position open until filled.)

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to provide quality care of patients admitted for rehabilitation; including intake exams, developing treatment plans, dosing medications, performing diagnostic exams (i.e. radiographs, blood draws, cultures, wound care, fecal analysis), and euthanize if required
  • ​Communicate with managers, staff, and consulting veterinarian to coordinate appropriate diagnostics and treatment plans, as needed
  • Provide appropriate animal husbandry, nutrition, and enrichment to promote healing 
  • Ability to hand-feed infant patients, including tube and gavage feeding 
  • Follow patient care plans, protocols, permit conditions, and maintain accurate patient records
  • Clean and disinfect all areas, as necessary, to maintain a safe and sanitary environment throughout the wildlife hospital
  • Provide oversight, direction, and training of volunteers and interns
  • Answer phones and assist/advise callers regarding wildlife related issues and concerns
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure the best possible patient care, enhance the operation of the organization, and ensure a positive public image 

Required qualifications

  • A minimum of one year wildlife rehabilitation experience 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional, responsible, caring
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination or willingness to get vaccinated prior to start date
  • Experience capturing, handling and restraining non-domestic animals
  • Ability to work in a high stress, fast-paced environment
  • This position may require a background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Euthanasia certification
  • IMG 4419LVT
  • Experience with cervids
  • 4-year degree in related field

Physical demands 

  • Ability to have full range of motion and movement, stretching and bending, standing for long periods of time, and ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions

Benefits and Salary: Competitive salary based on experience. Medical benefits available, as well as paid sick leave and paid PTO (Personal Time Off/Vacation)

 Send resume and cover letter to Suzanne West, Executive Director via email: suzanne@sarveywildlife.org  - No calls please