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The Save Our Shearwaters (SOS) program seeks a Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician to aid in its wild bird response and recovery efforts. The Technician will be responsible for assisting with the rehabilitation of native Hawaiian birds undergoing care at SOS. The position can start as early as December 15th.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the husbandry of native Hawaiian birds undergoing rehabilitation at SOS

  • Transport native Hawaiian birds to/from the rehabilitation facility

  • Perform general rehabilitation procedures such as avian gavage and other basic husbandry techniques

  • Regular cleaning of equipment and cages

  • Data entry and proofing

  • Perform public outreach while in the field and at community events

This position pays $18/hr. A typical work week will consist of 5 days/40 hours. Scheduled shifts may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Housing is not provided, and the Technician will be responsible for his/her transportation to and from the facility. Field vehicles will be provided for use during the workday.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or other related field

  • An understanding of wildlife rehabilitation and what it entails (including the more mundane aspects of caring for animals such as cleaning, laundry, more cleaning, and more laundry!)

  • Direct bird handling experience

  • Detail-oriented; experience entering and interpreting data with dependable accuracy

  • Respectful and supportive of others

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to follow established protocols

  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of wildlife rehabilitation experience

  • Waterbird and seabird rehabilitation experience 

  • Prior work with native Hawaiian species

  • Experience fielding wildlife hotline calls

  • Familiarity with Wildlife Rehabilitation Medical Database

Benefits include fully compensated medical/vision/dental after one full calendar month of employment ($606.95/month value), accrual-based paid time off, and a $25 monthly phone reimbursement.

Please send your cover letter, resume and 3 references in a single document to Please put ‘Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician’ in the subject line. Applications are due by November 24th. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


  • Posted On

    November 3, 2023
  • Closing Date

    November 24, 2023
  • Organization

    Save Our Shearwaters
  • Location

    Kapaa, HI
  • Position Type

    Full Time
For more information about Save Our Shearwaters and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 8086355117 or via email at

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