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Animal Care Specialist, Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name The Humane Society of the United States
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Animal Care Specialist for its Fund for Animals Wildlife Center department. The main responsibility of this position is to oversee all aspects of facility compliance, animal capture/containment, and general safety of the personnel who work with the animals. Other duties include, but are not limited to: work with RVT on routine wellness exams when physical or chemical restraint is required; perform all scheduled chemical captures under the direction of the Veterinarian; oversee all scheduled physical captures; provide direction and protocols for spontaneous captures and rescues; coordinate with Facilities Caretaker on vehicle, tractor, storage sheds, and equipment upkeep and maintenance; develop and implement drills on various scenarios throughout the year ensuring all staff are proficient in required response skills; routinely inspect structures to ensure proper care, maintenance and safety of facilities; work with local rescue groups, animal services, wardens, and the public to detain, captures, and transport wild animals as needed for rehabilitative services. High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Three years of progressive experience in animal husbandry and/or degrees in wildlife management, highly desired. Other important skills include: advanced knowledge of animal husbandry and rehabilitation; ability to endure occasional long workdays (up to 12 hours) and maintain focus, accuracy and physical activities required by job; ability to use a computer along with Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to move/lift 50 lbs.  Candidates must remain current in CPR and first-aid certification. Candidates must also have a valid driver’s license with 3 years clean driving record. Candidates must complete continuing education credit as required by the State of California Department of Fish and Game for wildlife rehabilitation. Obtaining and maintaining an up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer is also required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume using this form or fax to 301- 548-7701. This position is located in Ramona, Ca. 

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