[MARMAM] Job Posting: Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist

Artie Wong awong at marspecialists.org
Thu Sep 17 09:38:21 PDT 2020


Marine Animal Rescue is a small non-profit organization providing rescue
response as far north as the Pacific Palisades, south to Long Beach, and as
far west as Catalina Island. MAR conducts hundreds of marine mammal rescues
annually. Rescued animals consist primarily of sea lions, seals, with
occasional dolphins, sea turtles and seabirds. MAR also works as a member
of the large whale disentanglement network.



We have an opening for a Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist, which requires
significant field and wildlife capture experience. This is an extremely
physical, inherently dangerous position with risk of injury. During the
busy season, from January-June, the Rescue Specialist can work over
40hrs/week, as well as evenings, weekends and holidays.



*Job duties:*

* Marine mammal rescue involving capture, handling, and transport

*  Assessing distressed marine mammals

* Working independently and in small teams with assistance from lifeguards,
firefighters, police, and volunteers

* Utilizing hoop net and floating net capture systems

*  Capturing and carrying seals and sea lions weighing 20- 600 lbs

*  Working on jetties, cliffs, rocky shorelines, beaches, piers, and urban
areas

*  Driving 4x4 truck on sand and steep terrain

*  Operating winches and air compressors

*  Trailering and small boat driving via tiller steer outboard engine

*  Maintaining and repairing vehicle, boat, and equipment



*Minimum Experience:*

*  Wildlife capture and handling experience

*  Knowledge and ability to identify marine wildlife

*  Able to learn numerous beach and shoreline access points

*  Physically fit and comfortable lifting at least 75 lbs

*  Strong swimmer

*  Experienced trailering and boat driving

*  Working well with others in challenging situations



*Preferred Experience:*

Pinniped capture experience and skill operating small boats is preferred.
However, a strong field background with wildlife capture and handling
experience may initially be sufficient, with the expectation that the
employee will quickly become proficient in the other job duties.



*Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes:*

*  Non-exempt 40 hours/week base pay

*  On-call and overtime pay

*  Health insurance



*To Apply:*

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to MAR Founder &
President, Peter Wallerstein at pw at marspecialists.org

Web: http://www.marspecialists.org

Phone: (310) 455 2729
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