Wildlife Field Services Coordinator, Bend Oregon

Think Wild
Bend, Oregon
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
$15-18 per hour
Last Date to Apply
Think Wild is a non-profit wildlife hospital and conservation center located in Bend, Oregon. Our mission is to inspire the high desert community to care for and protect native wildlife through education, conservation and rescue/rehabilitation. Major programs include the wildlife hospital, education and outreach and conservation work including Beaver Works Oregon. Think Wild is seeking a permanent part-time (up to 30 hours/week) Wildlife Field Services Coordinator. This position requires flexibility, with occasional availability on weekends and early mornings and late nights (due to wildlife behavior). Compensation is DOE and ranges between $15 - $18 per hour. This position will lead the creation, development and management of Think Wild’s new program to provide wildlife conflict mitigation services to Central and parts of Eastern Oregon. It will require a self-starter that is good at taking initiative and can navigate through ambiguous situations. There is significant opportunity for growth depending on the success of the program. The position reports to the Executive Director but will work closely with both Think Wild’s Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Beaver Works Oregon Program Manager. Think Wild is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, religion, ability, or national origin. 60% Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Services Receive and respond to requests for humane wildlife conflict mitigation services, including exclusion, reuniting, fencing, eviction, habitat modification and clean-up, and general advising Conduct initial phone interviews, site visits and implementation projects for wildlife services Work with Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation to ensure animal welfare and encourage positive outcomes for reuniting and renesting cases Coordinate and manage volunteers necessary for projects Develop and follow protocols for call taking, job booking, servicing, invoicing, follow-up, and data tracking Manage equipment rental, purchasing, care and inventory Obtain necessary certifications and participate in trainings led by the National Wildlife Operators Association, Humane Society of the United States, and other related organizations Identify potential partners and referees for services Review and compare regional competitors for pricing and scope of services Identify and follow-up on potential leads Prepare and deliver monthly status reports to Executive Director Other duties as needed 40% Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Monitoring Plan and lead restoration projects utilizing/managing small volunteer teams in designated riparian areas to promote beaver success, including planting, seeding and fencing in coordination with working lands landowners and local watershed agencies Plan and lead trail cam monitoring, environmental parameter testing, and beaver survey projects in designated riparian areas utilizing/managing small volunteer teams Support project design and implementation in coordination with watershed and conservation district stakeholder partnerships Support outreach projects and events, including tabling and blogs Document project progress and outcomes through photo monitoring and field reports
Experience & Qualifications Passion for wildlife and environmental conservation Degree or knowledge in biology, hydrology, botany, riparian restoration or related field preferred Outdoor field work experience, including collecting and maintaining records of field data, related to wildlife or environmental conservation preferred Experience and comfort with construction and outdoor labor including planting trees and native plants, installing fencing, digging, using power tools, sawing, weeding, etc. Must be able to lift and carry heavy ladders, must be comfortable with heights and being on roofs, and able to access small attics and crawlspaces under homes Training will be provided, but experience and/or comfort with handling wildlife is preferred Knowledge of central Oregon wildlife and ecology is preferred A strong work ethic and great people skills are required (experience working with people from different walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives is highly desirable). Enjoy working outdoors and do not mind rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty Motivated, energetic, creative and have attention-to detail with outstanding communication skills and a “yes” approach to customer service A "clean" driving record and current driver’s license is required Rabies pre-exposure vaccination preferred but not required
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Sally Compton
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