Rehabilitation Technician, Los Angeles Wildlife Center
Position: Rehabilitation Technician
Location: Los Angeles Wildlife Center, San Pedro, CA
General Job Description
We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a
part-time rehabilitation technician at our San Pedro center.
Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and
medical care of patients as well as public outreach and education
regarding wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills are required for training/managing volunteers
and for interacting with coworkers, veterinarians and other local
rehabilitation centers. For individuals interested in becoming part
of Bird Rescue's internationally renowned response team, this is a
great opportunity to learn about, work with, and become proficient
at rehabilitating these challenging species. An RVT licensed in the
state of California is preferred; however, individuals with a
strong background or interest in wildlife rehabilitation are
encouraged to apply.
full job description (PDF)
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 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Assist with and administer medical treatments under supervision
of the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia
and humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies and
local and federal laws).
● Maintain complete and accurate animal care records.
● Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care,
housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food
● Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe
and sanitary environment throughout the hospital and
● Inventory and maintain clinic/medical supplies.
● Provide oversight, direction and training of volunteers on a
● Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure a positive public
image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the
quality of life for the animals.
● Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local
● Six months
to one year of related education/experience/training.
● Ability to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care
● Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian
physiology and anatomy.
● Have excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize
● Effectively communicate information on both an individual basis
and group situations and have excellent interpersonal skills for
interactions with volunteers, other employees, governing agencies,
outside members of the public and other rehabilitation
● Basic skills with Microsoft Office and data entry.
● Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to
accurately work with units of weight, volume and
● This position requires a background check.
● Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic.
● Experience capturing, handling and restraining wild animals,
● Familiarity with the Incident Command System and Oiled Wildlife
Care Network protocols.
● Registered veterinary technician (RVT) certified by the
California Veterinary Medical Board.
Physical Demands and Exposure to Environmental
● Ability to stand, speak, listen and smell for long periods of
● Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and
ability to use hands/arms to palpate, handle, feel, reach and
lift/move up to 40lbs.
● Must have good near, distance, color and peripheral vision as
well as good depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
● Indoor and outdoor conditions include: temperatures of
~30-110oF, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, dry air and
● Employees are exposed to moving parts, zoonotic diseases,
aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and radiography
How to apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kylie
Clatterbuck, at kylie.clatterbuck @ bird-rescue dot org. Please, DO
NOT call the clinic regarding this position.