[MARMAM] Job Posting-Field Stranding Technician

MMSC Tech mmsc at verizon.net
Wed Aug 12 12:40:22 PDT 2015


About the MMSC

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a private non-profit organization in
Brigantine, New Jersey that rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals and sea
turtles. We are currently the only organization of its kind in NJ, and we
cover approximately 1800 miles of coastline. The MMSC was founded by Robert
Schoelkopf in 1978, and he and his wife Sheila Dean still act as Director
and Co-Director to this day. In 37 years, the MMSC has responded to over
4600 whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles.


About the Position

The MMSC is looking for a full-time Field Stranding Technician. The position
involves the daily coordination of the rescue, rehabilitation, and release
of marine mammals and sea turtles. This is a salaried position, and the
hours vary. The MMSC responds to strandings 24 hours per day, 365 days per
year. Strandings can occur at any time, so applicants must be flexible with
their time. Technicians are required to live within a reasonable distance of
the MMSC facility in order to respond to strandings quickly and efficiently,
and should be prepared to work in all weather conditions. 


An ideal candidate would be in good physical condition and should be able to
lift 50 pounds. A degree in Marine Science or a related field, as well as
experience working in an animal care environment is preferred. Applicants
must have a valid NJ driver's license or be able to obtain one within 90
days, and keep a clean driving record. The job involves driving a variety of
vehicles including vans, pick-up trucks, and box trucks, as well as driving
on the beach. Completion of a Boating Safety Course is required, but may be
completed after acquiring the position. The ability to multi-task and work
well with others is a must! The candidate will be required to collaborate
with government agencies and local law enforcement, as well as supervise
interns, volunteers, and community service workers. 


Description of Duties:

.         Respond to stranding calls and facilitate the transport of both
live and deceased animals

.         Assist in necropsies when necessary including proper documentation
and sampling

.         Prepare fish, perform daily feedings, and distribute medication

.         Maintain the cleanliness of the facility and equipment

.         Assist the veterinarian with animal restraint and medical

.         Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner

.         Maintain a professional appearance at all times

.         Interact with the public at stranding locations, while promoting
the MMSC mission


Please send resume and cover letter to bobschoelkopf at yahoo.com with "Field
Stranding Technician Position" in the subject line. For additional
information please send an email or contact 609-266-0538.



Robert Schoelkopf

Founding Director

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

PO Box 773

3625 Brigantine Blvd.

Brigantine, NJ 08203

Phone: 609-266-0538

Fax: 609-266-6300

Web: www.MMSC.org

Email: mmsc at verizon.net


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