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Job Opening Facilities Coordinator LA

Facilities and Safety Coordinator, Los Angeles Wildlife Center

Position: Facilities and Safety Coordinator

Type: Part-time

Location: Los Angeles Wildlife Center, San Pedro, CA

This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position requiring some weekends and holidays at our LA facility located in San Pedro, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assures that all facility equipment is in working order.
  • Fixes and addresses any facility or equipment problems as they occur.
  • Schedules periodic service visits as needed to systems requiring professional service.
  • Works with Center Manager and staff to develop and implement facility growth and maintenance.
  • Works with center staff to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, cages and equipment.
  • Works with center staff on methods to assure cleanliness and organization as it pertains to facility function.
  • Maintains a monthly list of facility maintenance requirements (filter replacements, soft water system recharging, etc.).
  • Completes monthly facilities reports for OWCN and coordinates with OWCN's Facilities Manager to update and coordinate facility issues and reviews.
  • Manages facility maintenance projects with other staff and volunteers. Occasionally directs facilities volunteers to best use in accomplishing facility goals.
  • Oversees LA Center's OSHA compliance, and contributes to developing facilities Health and Safety Plan and regular safety meetings.
  • Maintains Search and Collection kits at facility that are ready for any local oil spills or incidents.
  • Maintains high standards of professionalism in terms of upkeep and appearance that honor our contractual obligations to the state as well as help to maximize our chance to make a positive impression with volunteers, partners, and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Center Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable around wild birds.
  • Must be knowledgeable in basic mechanics, carpentry, and plumbing.
  • High-energy level and good physical condition - may require lifting, bending, stooping, running and other moderately strenuous activities.
  • Works efficiently, quickly, and calmly under occasionally stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work well with other people and project a professional demeanor, with and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be available to work as necessary during crisis situations (oil spills, etc.), which may mean putting in long hours and overtime.
  • Must have a valid US driver's license, access to a vehicle, and have no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses.


  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the level of experience.

Our Mission

International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and research.

Our Work

Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. In addition to managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation centers in California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled wildlife response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events throughout the world.

General Job Description:

Founded in 1971 in response to an oil spill at the Golden Gate Bridge, International Bird Rescue works to mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through response services, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education. The Facilities Coordinator, reporting to the Operations Manager, will oversee all aspects of the Los Angeles wildlife facility's technical maintenance and upkeep.

How to apply:

International Bird Rescue is looking for the right person to fill this position and will keep applications open until found. Please send your cover letter and resume to: JobsLA-at-bird-rescue-dot-org, including the job title in the subject line of your email.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US without need for current or future visa sponsorship through Bird Rescue (visa sponsorship is not available for this position).

Relocation assistance is not available.

Bird Rescue has an equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy, which
provides that no applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the basis of
gender, race, color, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, national
origin, disability or sexual orientation, or any other category protected by state or
federal law.

This position description is not an offer of employment, nor an employment contract.

DO NOT call the clinic regarding this position.