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PHS/SPCA Seasonal Wildlife Technician (April-August 2020) At Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Location: Burlingame, California

Job Description

Job Title: Full time Wildlife Technician (Seasonal-April to August)

Division: Wildlife Care Services
Reports To: Wildlife Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Full Time (32 hours/week)

Salary: $18. 94 per hour

Summary:

The Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Care Center 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 will intake wildlife, provide medical care and husbandry, respond to inquiries and help to educate members of the public about wildlife related issues, as well as assist with the training and managing of department volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge of local wildlife including natural history requirements, correctly identifying incoming animals to ensure proper food, housing, enrichment, and medical care.

Position includes a lot of cleaning and labor intensive duties.

Experience handling and restraining wildlife from small songbirds to more difficult animals such as adult mammals and raptors.

The Wildlife Technician is responsible for assessing and treating incoming wildlife, and ensuring that patients are moving through the rehabilitation process in a timely fashion.

Technician will perform basic diagnostics such as blood analysis and fecal analysis. Previous experience with: animal handling and restraint, performing intake exams, fluid therapy, blood sampling, wound management, and calculating drug dosages is a plus.

Effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment, work efficiently under pressure and calmly under stressful circumstances.

The Wildlife Technician must be able to work well in a team environment and have a professional demeanor. Must be able to communicate effectively in both written form (via medical charting) and verbally with coworkers, volunteers, and the public. Must be comfortable training, supervising, and giving direction to department volunteers.

Qualifications:

Language Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Background:

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Some college with a background in biology or a related animal science is desirable.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members of the public, volunteers, and other employees of the organization. Good oral and written communication skills

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units, weight measurement, and volume.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the first six months from hire date. Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills (data entry).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and/or drive. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, zoonotic disease, exposure to aggressive/feral animals and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome a diverse pool of applicants.

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.94 /hour

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