This position assists with the care to sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife as a service to residents of DuPage County and benefits local wildlife ecology and populations, as well as education about native wildlife.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist staff with captive rearing and rehabilitation of native wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians (i.e.: prepares diets, cleaning and disinfecting cages, dishes, towels, etc.)
- Maintains progress notes
- Provides routine cage maintenance (i.e.: replacing habitat furniture, perches, and decorations; painting and repairing nest boxes)
- Transports wildlife for release in a new setting
- Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience Required
Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire.
Hours: May-August; 12-15 weeks; hours/days vary and include weekends and holidays.
Related Experience: Experience in wildlife rehabilitation and animal keeping preferred.
Special training or other licenses, certification,etc.: Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Skills In: Observing, handling, and controlling a variety of wildlife; prioritizing and managing multiple tasks; working independently, making sound decisions quickly; working closely and communicating effectively with others; use a variety of equipment and tools for cage maintenance.
Onboarding/Training Requirements: Criminal Background Check
Driver’s License Check
National Sex Offender Registry Check
Application: Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position. Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application.
Equal Employment Policy: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled