[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Cynthia Reyes cynthia at californiawildlifecenter.org
Tue Jun 12 16:13:16 PDT 2007

Job Opening:  Assistant Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator


Summary/Position Description:

California Wildlife Center (CWC) in Malibu, California is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured,
orphaned and sick native wildlife.  CWC fulfills this mission through marine
mammal rescue, treatment of avian and terrestrial wildlife in our
rehabilitation hospital, and release of rehabilitated animals back to the


CWC is seeking a candidate to fill the part-time grant-funded position of
Assistant Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator.  This person is responsible
for helping to manage the day-to-day activities of the Stranding Department.
He/she will coordinate, oversee and participate in the assessment, rescue
and transport of sick and/or injured marine mammals (primarily pinnipeds) to
the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro for rehabilitative care.  These
duties will include:

* Responding to all marine mammal stranding reports in a timely and
courteous manner.

* Assessment of stranded marine mammals and determination of level of
response needed.

* Coordination and oversight of volunteer response teams in the capture and
handling of stranded marine mammals.

* Transport of sick/injured marine mammals to rehabilitation.

* Maintaining detailed records of strandings. 

* Collection and preparation of biological samples from dead marine mammals.

* Presentation of marine mammal assessment/rescue volunteer training

* Maintenance of stranding response equipment.



Applicant must have at least two years' direct experience in marine mammal
rescue (primarily pinnipeds), BA/BS or higher (preferably in a biological
science) and supervisory experience with volunteers.  He/she should have
proven ability to effectively coordinate and oversee teams of people with
varying skill levels, good written and verbal communication skills, and
superior ability to work with and relate to a variety of people and
organizations.   This position requires physical strength and endurance
including the lifting and carrying of heavy objects, walking distances on
uneven rocky and sandy terrains, agility in the capture and caging of large
mammals, and operation of a rescue vehicle.  In order to operate the rescue
vehicle the applicant must be at least 25 years old and have a good driving
record.  The candidate should be willing and able to work weekends and/or


This position is part-time grant funded at a rate of $13.01 per hour with
funding currently guaranteed through October, 2007.  


Application Process:

Please apply in writing by providing a cover letter, resume and professional
references to:


Cynthia Reyes 

Director, Marine Mammal Response  

California Wildlife Center

P.O. Box 2022

Malibu, California 90265


Or by Email (preferred):

Cynthia at californiawildlifecenter.org


This position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is found.
For more information about California Wildlife Center, please visit our
website at www.californiawildlifecenter.org


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