Employment Opportunities

Seasonal - Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant

Position available immediately, open until filled. (posted 5/19/19)

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and professional references to suzanne@sarveywildlife.org

See website sarveywildlife.org for more background and information about our facility

Full-Time Seasonal Position: May - September 30, 2019

Must be available to work weekends. 

Purpose: 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 procedures

·      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 volunteers

·      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 6 months experience working at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, experience with both bird and mammal species and during a busy baby season

·      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