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Animal Care Technician II, Cape Wildlife Center

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Massachusetts - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name The Humane Society of the United States
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Animal Technician II for its Cape Wildlife Center.  The main responsibility of this position is to rescue, rehabilitate and release ill, injured and orphaned wildlife.  Other duties include, but are not limited to: capture injured or orphaned animals, give  physical examinations and perform any necessary medical procedures to stabilize, restore and maintain health of wild animals; determine if animal is ready for release into appropriate habitat;  knowledge of species specific nutritional requirements and preparation of appropriate diets;  daily cleaning and maintenance of animal enclosures;  responsible for grounds maintenance, office upkeep, record keeping and organization;  greet visitors and private citizens dropping off injured, orphaned or sick animals; answer phones, give tours, assist with fundraising activities; explain facility rules and safety procedures; train and supervise students and seasonal staff; training on understanding of species specific behaviors and danger points of the animal;  have an understanding of the difference in imprinted vs. wild animals. High School diploma or equivalent, Veterinary Assistant I certificate and one to three years experience in a rehabilitation environment highly desired. Must have some knowledge of animal care and rehabilitation and be able to move/lift 50 pounds.  Good communication skills and ability to administer rabies and tetanus vaccinations strongly preferred. 

Please send a cover letter and resume using this form or fax to 301- 548-7701.  This position is located in Barnstable, Mass.

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