Facilities and Safety Coordinator

Job: Facilities and Safety Coordinator

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center, Fairfield, CA

Reports to: Wildlife Center Manager

About the Position

International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and contaminated aquatic birds. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. Between our two centers in San Pedro, CA and Fairfield, CA we treat approximately 4,000 patients per year. We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a full-time Facilities and Safety Coordinator at our Fairfield center to help oversee maintenance, upkeep, and safety standards.

FUNCTION of Facilities and Safety Coordinator: To oversee all aspects of technical maintenance and upkeep of the San Francisco wildlife center while incorporating OSHA standard safety practices. As Facilities and Safety Coordinator you will also work alongside management and rehabilitation staff to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, caging, and equipment.

Basic Requirements

  • Experience with problem-solving, forward-thinking, and a self-starter
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices and regulations
  • Familiar with  basics of mechanics, plumbing and handiwork
  • High-energy level and good physical condition; must be able to work efficiently and calmly under occasionally stressful situations
  • To be available to work as necessary during crisis situations (i.e., oil spills)
  • Basic comfort with computers and writing skills
  • High school diploma; degree from vocational school a plus
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and have a vehicle

Physical Requirements

  • May be required to climb ladders while carrying supplies, equipment, and tools
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Work in physically demanding and changing environments of indoor, outdoor and field situations conducting strenuous activities including lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, walking and remaining on feet for long hours
  • Must have the ability to safely operate and handle various tools (ie. power tools)

Work Environment

This is a position in an animal care facility. While performing some duties of this position the employee is frequently exposed to odors, noise, a variety of wild birds, animal waste products, and hazardous material (such as petroleum products during an oil spill). There is a risk of potential exposure to zoonotic diseases. Appropriate protective clothing and training will be provided when required.

Compensation and Benefits

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, flexible work hours, collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous vacation, health insurance, and other benefits. The position is open immediately.

About International Bird Rescue — www.birdrescue.org

Imagine a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves. In 1971, after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to kelly.beffa@birdrescue.org.

Please DO NOT call the clinic in reference to this job.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the high number of applicants, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.