Employment Opportunities

There are currently 3 different career opportunities available.  Please read each description thoroughly and submit applications by email. No phone calls please. All positions are open until filled. (Updated: May 16, 2023) 

Seasonal Wildlife Care Assistant

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 (Please list all species you have proficiency working with in a rehabilitation setting.)
  • 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
  • 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 40 lbs. 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 one year experience working at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, experience with both bird and mammal species, including raptors
  • 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 & Salary: Hourly wage, $16.50 hour [sick leave in accordance with WA state law] This position will require a background check.  This is a seasonal position. We are seeking to fill this role ASAP and the position would end in late September. 

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Purpose: 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 & Responsibilities

  • Able 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 will 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 40 lbs
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions

Benefits & Salary

This is a full-time position with PTO [10 paid days, per year] and Sick Leave, in accordance with WA state law [1 hour earned for every 40 hours worked] 

Salary range: $19 to $21/hour, depending on experience

Healthcare, Vision Plan, and Life Insurance w/LTC insurance 

Office Assistant

Summary: The Office Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties, bookkeeping, and clerical tasks in a busy wildlife hospital setting. Duties include communicating with the public and donors, processing accounts receivable, data entry, daily office tasks, and making deposits.  This person works closely with the Executive Director and assists with creating correspondence, spreadsheets, event planning, and preparing budget reports.

Our facility is open 7 days a week. Applicant must be willing to work weekends. 

Essential Functions:

  • Daily use of computer, bookkeeping software, donor database software, data entry, creating spreadsheets
  • Answers phones assisting the public with wildlife related concerns
  • Electronic and hard copy filing
  • Places supply orders for clinic staff
  • Responds to email inquiries regarding patient progress, wildlife related questions, and donations
  • Operates office machines, including computers, copier/scanner/fax, multi-line phone system
  • Assists Executive Director as needed

Required Education and Work Experience:

  • BA preferred; a combination of education and experience considered
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in administrative support
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Canva
  • Experience with non-profit donor, event, and volunteer tracking software systems, preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Flexible and a self-starter; proactive in recognizing needed tasks
  • Excellent people skills; enjoys working in a collaborative environment; a team player
  • Strong multi-tasking ability and able to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Able to work in a humane, responsible, and professional manner
  • Knowledge of WA wildlife species and interest in animal welfare
  • Positivity and a good sense of humor

Benefits include Health Care, Vision Plan, Life Insurance w/ LTC Insurance, sick leave in accordance with WA state law, PTO/Vacation - 2 weeks per year

This position will require a background check. 

Salary: $ 19- 21 per hour, depending on experience