Anderson Humane

Wildlife Technician Assistant
The Wildlife Technician Assistant position will work closely with both our Wildlife Exclusion Manager on our Wildlife Allies program and work at our Elburn location assisting with husbandry care of our permanent animal ambassadors. Our Wildlife Allies team often works on ladders, roofs, inside attics, and in tight spaces. Weekend availability is required
Responsibilities Include:
  • Answer incoming calls and provide knowledgeable information to the public regarding their wildlife inquiries
  • Schedule wildlife exclusions and work closely with the Wildlife Exclusion Manager
  • Drive to exclusion and animal rescue sites, handle injured/orphaned wildlife, and provide exclusion services
  • Assist wildlife rehabilitation team by performing a variety of tasks including cage cleaning (removing urine/feces), preparing and providing proper diets, working shift doors for our resident coyote, following strict protocols, and ability to work independently
  • Use power tools for installing exclusion devices, and cage maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • 18+  years of age
  • Must be ok with heights, working on ladders, in tight spaces, and use power tools
  • Ability to type, and enter data into a 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.
  • Work Environment:
    Willingness and ability to work with domestic animals of all temperaments and species. Exposure to high noise levels; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites, and scratches.
  • Physical Activities:
    Ability to drive, stand, bend at the waist, squat, walk, and talk for up to four hours a day; lift at least fifty pounds from floor to table height and vice-versa. Work a flexible schedule with regular weekend and evening shifts; weeknight and some holiday shifts will be required.
  • All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support our shelter animals’ physical and emotional health, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.

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Anderson Humane

1000 S. La Fox Street
South ELgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2880

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