Job Opening for Wildlife Tech: Closes Sept 13, 2019

Job Opening for Wildlife Tech: Closes Sept 13, 2019

Calgary Wildlife has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual Wildlife technician.  Under the supervision of veterinary and senior wildlife staff, the Wildlife Technician is responsible for providing rehabilitation treatment to injured and orphaned wildlife and assisting in daily operations of the facility. This position requires weekday, weekend and evening work and is physically demanding.  Successful candidates can expect to be challenged and gain knowledge in the handling and physical restraint of wildlife species, laboratory procedures and diagnostics, emergency nursing, patient assessments and treatments, husbandry and record-keeping.   This is a unique experience in our hands on, fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities include:

Food preparation

Cleaning cages

Husbandry

Medical exams, treatment, and lab work under the supervision of the Wildlife Technicians, Lead Veterinarian and veterinary technician

Communicate with the public/veterinary clinics regarding wildlife concerns and transfers of animals to the centre

Coordinate and supervise volunteers for wildlife care and rescues

Maintain records

Qualifications/Requirements:

Application be at least 18 years of age or older

Preference given to AHT and/or B.Sc. (Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Veterinary Medicine) graduates

Preference given to those with veterinary clinic/medical experience and husbandry experience

Rabies vaccinated or willing to obtain vaccination (proof of vaccination and titre value required)

Have a passion for wildlife rehabilitation, husbandry, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, ecology, or related field.

Strong work ethic, dependable, honest

Work well as a team as well as under minimal supervision

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal English) and professional telephone etiquette

Ability to work under pressure and multi-task

Position requires physically fit candidates (must be able to lift 50lbs.)

Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends, CWRS is open 365 days/year.

Work safely, and train others accordingly

Salary:  $18.00

Application Instructions:  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity at Calgary Wildlife, please submit your Resume/Curriculum Vitae by 5pm, September 13, 2019.  Include 2 references, a 1-page statement of interest, and availability via email to melaniewhalen@calgarywildlife.org or fax (403) 266-2449.  No phone calls please.