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Wildlife Control Technician

Predator Bird Services Lithia, Florida
Deadline Apr 06, 2019
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Predator Bird Services Inc. (PBSI) is a professional wildlife management company dedicated to effectively solving the wildlife issues of some of North America's largest industrial sites. PBSI specializes in the use of trained birds of prey to create a hostile environment for any unwanted wildlife. Using extremely well defined raptor training techniques, together with other effective wildlife control tools, we have become one of North America’s wildlife control leaders.

PBSI was incorporated in 2008 and today employs more than 30 staff while maintaining more than 100 raptors. We work in some of Canada's largest industrial sites and in the last few years have expanded to the US, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Our creative and innovative approach is focused on solving all challenges our engagements may present. The result is that each job is based on a highly customized program that delivers the most effective results for our client’s unique operating environment and site risk.

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of part-time Wildlife Control Technician in the area of Lithia, Florida. Please note, this is a trapping job, and will not utilize birds of prey. Technicians will be focusing trapping efforts on non-native tegus.

Responsibilities:

  • Driving a daily route (Mon-Fri) checking, baiting and removing wildlife from 100 traps in predetermined locations
  • Trap maintenance as necessary
  • Removing a variety of species' of wildlife from traps
  • Meticulous and accurate data collection in the field
  • Daily written reports and data entry into Excel spreadsheet
  • Additional tasks as required
  • Travel upon request

Qualifications:

  •  Very keen observational skills and attention to detail are essential to this position
  • Must accurately and meticulously record data in the field
  • Must accurately and meticulously record data in Excel database daily
  • Maintain database, field truck, field equipment and safety equipment
  • Ability to navigate alone, in the field, using maps and GPS unit
  • Must be confident and able to use topographical maps, aerial photos, GPS unites and other tools
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn both native and non-native Florida wildlife, particularly herpetofauna
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised, with a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to work in the field, travel by foot off-trail, and work through inclement weather
  • Must demonstrate quick learning, strong observational skills, critical thinking, recording skills, and self-reliance
  • Communication skills are a must
  • 4WD experience necessary
  • Housing not provided
  • Applicants must posses a valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle to be considered

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume, as well as a cover letter in response to this ad to Jackie Hurd at jackie@predatorbirdservices.com 

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