American Eagle Foundation Employment Application
Wildlife Program Coordinator/Wings of America Presenter
Thank you for your interest in seeking employment at the American Eagle Foundation!
About this position..
This position requires human relationship skills in working cooperatively and symbiotically with staff, volunteers, interns, visitors, support organizations and outside interests. The position also requires biological/technical skills in the area of captive animal management/husbandry. It is necessary to be able to interpret and absorb technical literature that relates to the health and management of captive animals. Knowledge of basic biology, and experience with the care, handling, training and treatment of birds of prey are required and/or preferred (but employees will be trained according to AEF requirements/standards/protocols). Equipment used may include, but not be limited to, vans, bird care/handling/training equipment, basic hand tools, small power tools, bird weigh scales, radio telemetry, pressure washers, dremel tools, washers/dryers, sprayers, grass cutters/mowers, audio/video equipment, computers and egg incubators/candlers. A traffic violation free drivers license is required. A criminal background check may be required. Must be in good mental and physical condition to do attentive and rigorous work, including being able to lift at least 30 lbs. when necessary during course of daily work. Public speaking and education is preferred, must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
I understand that the AEF typically selects and hires its Wildlife Program Coordinators (its entry-level bird care/training/educator position) from its pool of volunteers and interns and that, typically, 100 volunteer hours or a completed summer internship are required to become eligible for the position. If hired, I understand that I may or may not have to put in 100 hours of non-bird handling work before handling birds.
Tell us a little about yourself and your background:
Why would you like to work at the American Eagle Foundation?
Do you have any previous wildlife handling experience? (It isn't necesary, we just want to know!)
Do you have a background in animal biology or ornithology? (It isn't necesary, we just want to know!)
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I understand that Tetanus shots are required every 5 years for all staff, volunteers, and interns at the AEF. If my last Tetanus shot was administered more than 5 years before the beginning of any involvement with the AEF, I will schedule and receive a Tetanus shot prior to. I would ensure to receive a Tetanus shot every 5 years for as long as my involvement lasted at the AEF.
Should I be offered an employment position, I acknowledge that I may be required to submit a random drug screen test as part of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse policy of the American Eagle Foundation. I further understand that the American Eagle Foundation's Drug and Alcohol Abuse policy prohibits the presence of illicit substances in the systems of staff, volunteers, and interns while on the job. A confirmed positive test is a violation of this policy and will result in the termination of my services. Additionally, a refusal to test, failure to submit adequate urine for a test, or adulterated sample, constitutes a positive test.
I have completed this application truthfully and to the best of my ability.
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