Wildlife Allies Technician
Do you love wildlife, the environment and working outdoors? Make a difference in the lives of Illinois wildlife as a wildlife allies technician.
- Reports to: Wildlife Exclusion Technician
- Job-Type: Part-time (up to 28 hours/week)
- Pay: $15-17/hour DOE
Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to);
- Act as a Wildlife Rescuer, going out into the field to catch injured wildlife, and bring them into wildlife rehab (Anderson Vehicle is provided)
- Work with the public to avoid using classic “wildlife trappers”, instead promote natural exclusion methods to help with nuisance wildlife
- Assist the public with their homes and businesses- problem-solving to find out how nuisance wildlife enter, and use wildlife biology and cameras to ensure wildlife move on, before assisting the client with temporary repairs to their home
- Required orientation and mandatory training sessions
- 21+ years of age
- Ability to type, and enter data into database
- Feel comfortable handling wildlife of all species (training will be provided)
- Effective time management skills; can multi-task and redirect efforts when priorities change.
- Communicates clearly verbally and in written form; superior interpersonal communication skills exuding warmth and inclusion.
- Models professional behavior; remains calm and pleasant to diffuse stressful or high-emotion situations; asks appropriate questions in an effort to gather pertinent information.
- Previous experience with wildlife preferred.
- Willingness to work on ladders, on roofs, in attics, under decks, and in confined spaces
- Willingness to use power tools, (training is provided)
Willingness and ability to work with domestic and wild animals of all temperaments and species, and to accommodate animals in the workplace. Exposure to high noise levels; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches.
Ability to stand, crouch, bend at the waist, kneel, squat, walk, crawl, climb and talk for up to ten hours a day; lift at least fifty pounds from floor to table height and vice-versa; engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms and hands, and to hear and see at levels where the movement of animals and objects is not physically limited; input data, read computer screens and printed material; communicate effectively in-person, on a phone, while video conferencing and in email.