Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist

Marine Animal Rescue Specialists

El Segundo, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Commensurate with experience
Deadline Oct 16, 2020
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Marine Animal Rescue is a small non-profit organization providing rescue response as far north as the Pacific Palisades, south to Long Beach, and as far west as Catalina Island. MAR conducts hundreds of marine mammal rescues annually. Rescued animals consist primarily of sea lions, seals, with occasional dolphins, sea turtles and seabirds. MAR also works as a member of the large whale disentanglement network.

We have an opening for a Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist, which requires significant field and wildlife capture experience. This is an extremely physical, inherently dangerous position with risk of injury. During the busy season, from January-June, the Rescue Specialist can work over 40hrs/week, as well as evenings, weekends and holidays.

Job duties:

* Marine mammal rescue involving capture, handling, and transport

* Assessing distressed marine mammals

* Working independently and in small teams with assistance from lifeguards, firefighters, police, and volunteers

* Utilizing hoop net and floating net capture systems

* Capturing and carrying seals and sea lions weighing 20- 600 lbs

* Working on jetties, cliffs, rocky shorelines, beaches, piers, and urban areas

* Driving 4x4 truck on sand and steep terrain

* Operating winches and air compressors

* Trailering and small boat driving via tiller steer outboard engine

* Maintaining and repairing vehicle, boat, and equipment

Minimum Experience:

* Wildlife capture and handling experience

* Knowledge and ability to identify marine wildlife

* Able to learn numerous beach and shoreline access points

* Physically fit and comfortable lifting atleast 75 lbs

* Strong swimmer

* Experienced trailering and boat driving

* Working well with others in challenging situations

Preferred Experience:

Pinniped capture experience and skill operating small boats is preferred. However, a strong field background with wildlife capture and handling experience may initially be sufficient, with the expectation that the employee will quickly become proficient in the other job duties.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes:

* Non-exempt 40 hours/week base pay

* On-call and overtime pay

* Health insurance


Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to MAR Founder & President, Peter Wallerstein at 

Marine Animal Rescue Specialists Inc.

214 Main Street #392

El Segundo, CA 90245


Phone: (310) 455 2729

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