Job-Wildlife Care Specialist

Are you ready to join the OWCN’s team as the Wildlife Care Specialist? As blogged earlier, January Bill recently left the OWCN’s team to move to Humboldt county. Since that time the OWCN has hired a Response Veterinarian and is happy to announce that the Wildlife Care Specialist position has been posted. If you think you have the skills to join our team and uphold the OWCN’s mission of providing the best achievable capture and care of oil-affected wildlife during oil spill events in California, please check out the job description below.

Oiled bird about to be washed during the 2009 M/V Dubai oil spill. Photo Credit: Cheryl Reynolds

Under the direction of the Wildlife Care Coordinator, the Wildlife Care Specialist provides specialized support in the area of oiled wildlife rehabilitation activities for the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN). As part of the OWCN response team, this position will serve as a key animal health technician for oiled wildlife during emergency oil spill response. During non-spill periods, this person will help ensure oil spill readiness by maintaining equipment and supplies necessary for animal care operations, help to organize and lead wildlife rehabilitation training/informational workshops for staff and volunteers throughout California, participate in public outreach activities, and assist in research activities to ensure “best achievable collection and care” of oiled wildlife.

For more details please visit the UC Davis employment website and search the job requisition number 03002706. Direct link:


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