Stark Parks
  • 10-Feb-2017 to 11-Mar-2017 (EST)
  • Hartville, OH, USA
  • 11.37
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

OPERS Participation, Prorated Holiday Pay, and Sick Leave Accumulation

Stark County Park District is currently seeking to add a year round, part time Wildlife Rehabilitator to join our team. If you are passionate about wildlife animals big and small, and have relevant experience in animal care please read on to find out how you can join our team!


Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate the process of intake, rehabilitation, monitoring and release of injured, orphaned, and diseased native wildlife as permitted by governing regulations (local, state and federal)
  • Provide physical intake examination and critical care techniques such as handling, wound care, stabilization, bandaging, etc.
  • Ensure completing necessary daily intake forms and other documentation
  • Cleaning and preparing of animal caging, animal diets, laundry duties, and general housekeeping duties
  • Interact with the public via telephone or in person and educate about Ohio Native Wildlife through public presentations
  • Encounter moderate to frequent exposure to insects, poisonous vegetation, zoonotic diseases and moderate exposure to outside weather conditions throughout the year. 



  • Ability to communicate effectively orally with a diverse population
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service under highly emotional circumstances
  • Some experience in wildlife rehabilitation (examination, critical care, medication, feeding, etc.)
  • Ability to frequently handle loads in excess of 40 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, kneel and use manual dexterity is required. This position requires spending long amounts of time (4-8 hours) standing, walking and navigating a variety of landscapes (outdoor enclosure, indoor facility, variety of release locations, etc.). 


Basic Requirements:

Some (3-6 months minimum) wildlife rehabilitation, or veterinary experience, or related field required. Ohio state certification in Wildlife Rehabilitation I preferred, not required.


Hours: Varied hours, weekend, night and holiday rotating shifts required. Part time hours over the year with additional hours worked throughout the spring and summer season and a reduced amount of hours worked throughout the winter months.


This position requires working various hours and days of the week, moderate to frequent exposure to insects, poisonous vegetation, zoonotic diseases and moderate exposure to outside weather conditions throughout the year. Must be eligible for employment in the United States, have a valid driver's license, and be insurable. Pre-employment background check and drug screening will be performed.



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