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  • Research Assistant/Avian Husbandry - Shrike Breeding Program/San Clemente Island

    Susan Farabaugh
    • Employer: San Diego Zoo Global
      Location: San Clemente Island
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/21/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Requirements include: 

    This position is for the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Captive Breeding Program, a project funded by the U.S. Navy, and located on the Navy's training base on San Clemente Island. Room and board is provided by the U.S. Navy for the five day work week on the island.

    The U.S. Navy also provides transportation to and from the island at the beginning and end of the work week, from Naval Air Station North Island. Applicants must be available to work any of the seven days of the week.

    The San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike is a federally listed endangered species, and all applicants must meet U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements for permits. Thus, all successful applicants will have at least a BS or BA in the natural sciences, or equivalent vocational experience in animal management (2 years vocational experience = 1 year of higher education)

    Successful applicants will have knowledge/experience in avian husbandry, which may include, natural history, artificial incubation of eggs, chick hand-rearing, bird handling, routine veterinary care, diet preparation, aviary maintenance and design, enrichment, and bird behavior. Additional experience in field techniques and wildlife management, as well as formal behavioral observation and focal sampling methodologies (e.g., all occurrence, instantaneous and 1/0 sampling) with birds or mammals is valuable. Desirable qualifications include the ability to provide light general maintenance in exhibit areas and at the facility.

    Qualified applicants will have basic computer experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g., MS Word and Excel). Must be familiar with detailed record keeping and ability to keep clear and accurate notes using such programs. Previous experience with MS Access Databases both data entry and programming, is preferred but not required.
    The ability to work cooperatively with all members of the Shrike Recovery Program including U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Institute for Wildlife Studies is essential. Selected candidates may be required to spend nights at the captive propagation facility when sick, injured birds, and young chicks are present. Must be able to work outside under various weather conditions and have a valid California driver license. Hours scheduled will be approximately 40 hrs/wk. For more information and to apply: www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs. Deadline to apply Sunday, October 21, 2018. Pacific Time. 


    Starting hourly rate: $16.56

    How to Apply

    Please apply directly to our career website at www.sandiegozoo.org/jobs

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