Wildlife Technician
Job Details
SPCA Tampa Bay - Largo, FL
Full Time
$11.00 Hourly
Description

Job Purpose:  Provide and maintain medical and humane care to wildlife undergoing rehabilitation under the state and federal permit.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide daily care to a variety of wildlife that may include medical procedures and medications.
  • Drive transport vehicle to retrieve sick or injured animals as a needed.
  • Maintain communication with volunteers and supervisor during pick up process.
  • Maintain vehicle and equipment in good mechanical, sanitary and safe conditions.
  • Prepare reports and receipts per standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Clean cages, kennels and offices as schedule requires.
  • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service.
  • Keep accurate and updated records and enter data as required into appropriate shelter software.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.

Nonessential Functions:

  • All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education: 

  • 2 years of college and a minimum of 5 years of driving experience.
  • Proficient in spelling, arithmetic with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Experience:

  • One year of animal handling experience.  Prior work experience to that demonstrates the ability to set priorities and work with minimal supervision.

Licensure or Certification:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with clean driving record.

Demonstrated Competencies:

  • Ability to provide excellent service and care for customers and animals.
  • Ability to exercise critical thinking in making judgments.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to operate animal control equipment.
  • Ability to operate computer, printer, copier, telephone, fax machine and smartphone and ambulance.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Integrity and ability to build trust relationships.
  • Knowledge of and experience with humane methods of care, restraint and handling of small animals.
  • Legible handwriting.
  • Possess a genuine concern for all animals and their welfare.
  • Working knowledge of animal-related terminology.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Pet Point.

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical effort – regularly lifting or moving up to 75 pounds.
  • Walking and prolonged standing.
  • Stooping, kneeling, bending and crouching.
  • Carrying, pushing and/or pulling.
  • Facility operations include areas of high noise levels.
  • Exposure to animal feces, dust bites and potential for scratches and bites.
  • Activities require the handling and transporting of SPCA pets of all sizes.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to drive an ambulance.

Other:

  • Reliable transportation. 
  • Ability to pass required background checks.
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