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Hiring For: Wildlife Technician

Title: Wildlife Technician Casual (1-3 days per week)

SUBMIT on or before November 25, 2020 

Employer Details:  

Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered non-profit established in 1993 to provide  professional care for wildlife rehabilitation. Our goal is to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release –the three  R’s of responsible wildlife management. CWRS is an accredited veterinary wildlife hospital located within  The City of Calgary. Each year we receive over 2000 injured or orphaned wild animals and respond to  thousands of wildlife-related calls from the public.  

Job Description:  

CWRS 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)  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: $17.00/hr  

Application Instructions: If you are interested in this exciting opportunity at CWRS, please submit your  Resume/Curriculum Vitae; include 2 references, a 1-page statement of interest, and availability via email  to melaniewhalen@calgarywildlife.org No phone calls please. Please submit on or before November  25, 2020.