WILDLIFE RESOURCE CENTER INTERN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $9.00/hr. Dates: May-August 2016.
Location: McHenry County Conservation District, Wonder Lake, Illinois.
Qual: Applicant should be in the process of obtaining a Bachelors degree or a beginning professional in biology, environmental education, or related field. Possess current, valid driver’s license. Driving a District vehicle is a requirement to perform the job responsibilities; therefore, applicant must be able to pass a work related pre-employment drug screening. WORKING CONDITIONS: Be able to work both inside and outside in all weather conditions. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs, walk, stand, sit, and climb stairs. Requires a sighted individual (vision corrected to 20/20) with normal hearing (corrected to within normal audible range). Possible work hazards include working in close proximity to and/or handling wild and domestic animals as well as using cleaning chemicals (e.g. disinfectants). SCHEDULE: Mid/late May through mid/late August; 40 hour work week, some weekend and/or evening work is required. Twelve week duration. CREDIT AND HOUSING: College credit is available as approved by applicant’s institution and advisor. Shared housing available on a first-come basis, at a cost of $50/week. Intern utilizing housing needs to provide own transportation to report to work site which is approximately 5 miles away. CLOSING DATE: Evaluation of applications begins as applications are received. Submitting an early application is encouraged.
Duties: Assist in the care of the resident raptors, reptiles, feeder colonies, as well as any rehabilitating wildlife species of conservation concern. Assist with the captive rearing of turtles and snakes. Contribute to environmental education programs and the development of program materials. Assist with cage maintenance and repair. Respond to wildlife related inquiries from the general public. EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Intern gains an understanding of the requirements necessary for caring for wildlife in captive environments and delivering environmental education programs. Intern has the opportunity to learn about overall Conservation District operations through daylong experiences with other departments such as Planning, Natural Resources, Police, Education Services, Communications, and Sites & Fleet.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume, 3 reference and an applicant must complete an online application located at www.mccdistrict.org.
Contact: McHenry County Conservation District, Jenny Heider, HR Manager, 18410 U.S. Hwy 14, Woodstock, IL 60098. Ph: 815-338-6223, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.mccdistrict.org.
Filing Date: 3/18/16.