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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.