White Oak Mission
Save endangered wildlife and habitats through sustainable conservation breeding, education and responsible land stewardship.
White Oak’s ranch wildlife specialist works as a member of White Oak’s Wildlife team providing exceptional animal and facility care standards to sustain wildlife located at a South Texas ranch.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following. Other duties may be assigned, and some duties may be shared with other personnel, or may not be assigned at all.
Coordinate and carry out the daily care of animals across large spaces, to include: feeding, cleaning, and medicating;
Participate in animal restraint, animal transfers, introductions, and ranch research projects;
Assist contract veterinarian, White Oak veterinarian, White Oak managers, and wildlife biologist with animal care procedures, treatment and sample collection;
Work with ranch manager to communicate about, and repair, facility maintenance needs;
Maintain an inventory of supplies and animal feed and communicate orders to White Oak managers in a timely manner;
Assist with ranch facilities maintenance including: mowing, burning, dirt and substrate work, brush removal, fence repair, and trail/road maintenance;
Maintain work vehicle and other equipment, arranging repairs and service when needed;
Create, maintain, and submit records and reports on wildlife, work, and budgets;
Maintain, clean and organize work areas, food storage, vehicles, equipment, and housing;
Observe and ensure area safety protocol, safe vehicle and equipment operation;
Perform other duties that are not specifically identified above, but are required to care for wildlife.
ability to work independently in a remote, and physically challenging, environment
self motivated and self directed
maintains appropriate work times and schedules
communication of animal and facility concerns
observes and documents pertinent animal behaviors
follows directions – listens and understands
completes animal feeding, cleaning and medicating as directed
efficiency – timely completion of work routine and projects
team player – contribution, communication, and a positive attitude
completes training as directed – animal care, facilities, safety, records keeping
works safely- avoids accidents, utilized PPE, observes protocols
conservation interest, and understanding of White Oak’s conservation efforts
Salary: based on experience
How to Apply: interested and qualified candidates should send a current resume and cover letter to email@example.com
High School Diploma/GED required, Associate’s degree or higher preferred;
One year of large animal experience required, experience with exotic hoofstock preferred;
Strong oral and written communication, and relevant basic computer skills;
Experience operating farm machinery and equipment – mowers, weed-eaters, ATVs, tractor or skid steer loader, utility/stock trailers;
Familiarity with south Texas ecosystems, native species, and human culture;
Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects, climb a five foot ladder and work outdoors in all conditions;
Excellent problem resolution skills along with outstanding communication and active listening skills;
This position is based at a ranch in south Texas;
Ability and willingness to travel to White Oak, FL 3-4 times per year;
Must be able to work holidays, nights and weekends when required;
Must have a valid driver’s license.