[MARMAM] Job: Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist

Artie Wong awong at marspecialists.org
Tue Apr 19 17:02:12 PDT 2022


Marine Animal Rescue is a small non-profit organization providing live
marine mammal stranding response throughout most of Los Angeles County and
Catalina Island. MAR conducts hundreds of marine mammal rescues annually.
Rescued animals consist primarily of pinnipeds with occasional cetaceans,
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.



In addition to our website, please see our social media pictures to better
understand the challenging rescue work we do.

Instagram: marineanimalrescue_85

https://www.facebook.com/sealionrescue/



*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 driving 4x4 vehicles

*Experienced trailering and boat driving

*Working well with others in challenging situations



*Preferred Experience:*

Pinniped capture experience and skill operating 4x4 vehicles and 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
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