Employment Opportunities

Sarvey Wildlife has the following positions available. (Most recent update 1/7/19 - we will update as positions are filled.) 

  • Raptor Program Coordinator (Part-time, permanent)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator (Full-time, permanent)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator Assistant (Full-time, seasonal)

 

RAPTOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

We are seeking a part-time Raptor Program Coordinator to add to our staff. The applicant should be organized, hardworking, efficient, and creative. This person should have strong public speaking skills.

SummaryThe Raptor Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to facilitate public presentations using Sarvey’s Education raptors at outreach events. The person in this position must have the requisite qualifications to be listed as a Primary Handler/Caretaker of the resident birds. 

This is a part-time position (12-20 hours per week) requiring travel to presentation locations in the area.( i.e. schools, club meetings, festivals, etc.) The person applying for this position must possess a valid driver's license. Requires some availability for weekends and evenings, as well as one or two weekdays per week. There is some flexibility with coordinating hours worked and planning events accordingly. 

Please note that USFWS requires a minimum of 240 hours handling experience to be qualified as a Primary Handler. Applicant should have experience facilitating at least 20 educational programs with glove trained raptors. (Requirements for eagle handling is over 500 hours over a period of two years. We can assist in training a new hire to meet the required hours for eagles.)

Educational Responsibilities

  • Facilitate presentations with or without education birds
  • Design and create educational props and interactive materials for use at programs and presentations
  • Train and mentor volunteer education team members in all areas of raptor handling, public speaking, and outreach 
  • Communicate with the public and potential donors in a respectful manner in an effort to raise awareness and provide education regarding our mission
  • Communicate with Education Team members regarding scheduling, travel, and coordination of presentation calendar
  • Monitor Educational animals for health concerns, prophylaxis needs, caging concerns, and other issues (bring important details to Clinic Manager and/or Executive Director’s attention immediately)
  • Monitor Sarvey email account for scheduling or invoicing questions/inquiries, and forward messages to either Office Assistant or Executive Director, as appropriate
  • Coordinate with Office Assistant and Executive Director to set Education schedule
  • Maintain the educational equipment, vehicle, bio-facts, displays, and printed materials to ensure that all in good order, ready, and available for use
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with special projects, as directed
  • Ensure that protocols are followed to minimize contraction of zoonotic diseases, prevent injuries to animals and people, and maintain a safe working environment
  • Communicate with senior staff regarding diminishing supplies, broken equipment, or other areas of concern
  • Work in a humane, responsible, and professional manner 

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 

Part-time position $12.50/hour - PTO (Paid Time Off) and Sick Leave available

How to Apply

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

If possible, please send a link to video/s showing you handling birds and facilitating an educational presentation 

Include a list of all species you have experience handling/training and the number of program hours you have participated in and/or facilitated 

 

WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR

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. 

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
  • LVT
  • 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 

Full-time $12.50/hour - PTO (Paid Time Off) and Sick Leave available 

Competitive salary based on experience. Medical benefits available. Starting salary based on entry level experience ($12.50/hr) 

How to Apply

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

 

Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator Assistant

To assist the senior rehabilitation staff with the daily care of the patients at the wildlife center.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To fulfill the daily tasks as assigned by the senior staff, including but not limited to the following: Follow opening and closing procedure
  • Follow animal care plans, including appropriate diets and medication administration, animal husbandry needs, cleaning cages, hand-feeding patients (including tube feeding and gavage feeding), and assisting with ICU patients that cannot be handled by interns or volunteer
  • Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of all areas, including corridors, pens, aviaries, pools, treatment room, kitchen, storage areas, and public spaces
  • Record progress, digress, and maintain appropriate patient charts with up-to-date and accurate details
  • Communicate with senior staff on patient progress, issues, supply needs, and other important details
  • Assist with training and supervising volunteers and interns, and ensure satisfactory completion of tasks
  • Drive own vehicle to assist with or coordinate rescues and releases as needed
  • Accept and admit animal admissions from the public, communicate with the public and potential donors in a respectful manner in an effort to raise awareness and provide education regarding our mission (both in person and on the phone)
  • Work in a humane, responsible, and professional manner

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Work is performed both inside and outside during all weather conditions, and requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, and other moderately strenuous activity. Standing for long periods of time, and walking on uneven terrain. 

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of two-years of college-level education, or the equivalent in experience, with a proven interest in wildlife rehabilitation 
  • A minimum of 3 months experience (approx. 500 hours) working at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, experience with both bird and mammal species
  • Good communication and organization skills, able to multi-task and work well as part of a team as well as independently 
  • Supervisory experience and ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Must possess a valid Washington state or out-of state driver’s license with no major or repeated traffic offenses 

Benefits and Salary

Full-time position $12.50/hr  (5/1/19 - 9/30/19 - start date flexible) Sick Leave Available in accordance with WA State law. 

How to Apply

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