Wildlife Specialist – Rhino/Ungulate – Florida

Agency
White Oak Conservation Foundation
Location
Yulee, Florida
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Based upon experience
Start Date
01/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
10/25/2017
Description
Position Description White Oak is seeking an experienced wildlife specialist who will perform as a member of the Animal Management team to achieve exceptional animal care and facility care standards in the Rhino/Ungulate Area in order to sustain White Oak’s wildlife collection and conservation breeding programs. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working with rhino, antelope, okapi, giraffes, wild equids, and wild cattle in a managed setting or zoo. The candidate will be self-motivated and an efficient self-starter with a strong work ethic, possessing strong organizational skills. The candidate will be a team player with a positive attitude, making timely and sound decisions in a team environment. Essential Responsibilities The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Participate in the daily care of the animals in designated area, to include: feeding, cleaning, medicating, training and enrichment activities; • Participate with animal restraint, hand rearing, animal transfers, introductions, operant conditioning; area research projects; • Foster regular Wildlife department delivery of public education programs featuring the wildlife collection; • Assist veterinarian staff with animal care procedures, treatment and sample collection, as directed; • Notify supervisor of facility maintenance needs, supplies and animal feed needed in the Wildlife area; • Assist with minor animal care facilities maintenance including: mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, dirt and substrate work, and limb pick up, and minor repairs; • Report facility and equipment care needs; • Maintain records and reports related to Wildlife collection; • Maintain, clean and organize work and break areas, food storage, food prep, vehicles and equipment; • Observe and ensure area safety protocol, safe vehicle and equipment operation; • Assist with intern training as requested; • Participate with training including animal husbandry and management, ZIMS record keeping, research, conservation and education projects; • Perform other duties that are not specifically identified above, but are required to care for White Oak’s wildlife collection.
Qualifications
• High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. • Four years of animal care experience with wild ungulates. Experience with ungulate restraint preferred. • Strong oral and written communication, and relevant basic computer skills; • Experience operating small equipment and farm machinery desired – mowers, weed- eaters, pressure washer, tractor or skid steer loader, utility/stock trailers. • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects, climb a 5 foot ladder and work outdoors in all conditions ; • Excellent problem resolution skills along with outstanding communication and active listening skills; • Must be able to work holidays, nights and weekends when required; • Must have a valid driver’s license. Interested and qualified candidates should send a current resume and cover letter to: careers@white-oak.org Projected start date of 01/01/2018, though earlier would be preferred.
Contact Person
Tina Dunlap
Contact Phone
904-225-3269
Contact eMail
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