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Avian Rehabilitation Technician

Raptor Education Group, Inc.

Antigo, Wisconsin

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $14-$16/hour (dependent on experience)
Deadline Aug 31, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Avian Rehabilitation Technicians are responsible for aiding in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation including, but not limited to, animal intake, animal care, medical care support, enrichment, maintenance of proper diets, and release.   

Job Duties

Assist in feeding, medicating, and monitoring the health and progress of patients

  • Assists with patient admissions (answering phones, coordinating patient rescue/transport, creating medical records, and updating electronic database).
  • Correctly identify avian species, learn natural history and developmental stages, diet and housing for species appropriate care.
  • Perform upkeep and improvements to aviaries, flights, and compounds including cleaning substrate, maintaining buildings, building perches, etc. 
  • Collaborate with a team to develop individualized treatment plans and rehabilitation strategies.
  • Maintain cleanliness and operational functionality of rehabilitation clinic including but not limited to; sterilization and sanitation of surfaces and medical equipment, laundry, and general maintenance. 
  • Educate the community about avian conservation.
  • Assists with instruction and oversight of all REGI interns, externs, and volunteers.
  • Euthanasia of non-repairable and non-releasable animals
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred, relevant work experience will be considered

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • A valid driver's license 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, and the public.
  • Must have a positive “Can do” attitude, be able to handle stressful situations calmly, demonstrate professionalism, exhibit a strong work ethic and be able to handle physically rigorous work as well as tedious routine work.

Benefits/Compensation

$14-$16 per hour based on experience 

  • 10 days of vacation following the first year of employment 
  • Employees are eligible for reimbursement of up to $500 per year for professional development and educational expenses. 
  • Employer will pay for one half of the medical insurance premium of any plan selected by an employee and approved by the financial manager.

Other Notes

  • • Some weekend, holiday, and evening hours are required.
  • • Vacation time may be less available during the busy season, May through August.
HOW TO APPLY

To apply please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to marge@raptoreducationgroup.org

Please put ‘Avian Rehabilitation Technician Position’ in the subject line

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Wildlife
Tags Ornithology