Director of Oiled Wildlife Programs

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



170 Possum Hollow Rd.
United States


Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., is seeking a director for our Oil Programs department to oversee and coordinate the projects and resources of the department in conjunction with the mission of the organization. Primary responsibilities include directing Oil Programs activities, such as preparing and delivering wildlife response plans, exercises, and workshops; ensuring the readiness of Tri-State’s oiled wildlife response, including personnel, training, facilities, and equipment; ensuring Tri-State representation is appropriate and allowed by budget at Regional Response Team (RRT) meetings and Area Committee Meetings (ACM), exercises, trade shows, and conferences; and preparing and monitoring the departmental budget.

These activities often require frequent travel, and spill responses can involve extended stays on-scene as part of the response team. Applicants must have the ability to mobilize rapidly and remain on scene for extended periods of time (minimum of two weeks during a spill response).

Qualifications desired include 5+ years’ experience in emergency management, wildlife management, biology, or related environmental field; writing and computer (MS Office) skills; and the ability to work under pressure during oil spills. Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills are required. Prior training or experience with oiled wildlife or the Incident Command System (ICS), supervisory and teaching skills, or advanced computer skills (e.g., GIS) would be beneficial and should be mentioned when applying. Excellent team management and communication skills and compassion for animals are essential.

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Tri-State offers paid time off, health insurance, and IRA match up to 3%.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Email Lisa Smith, Executive Director, at, including the job title in the subject line with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé or CV
  • Salary requirements

Any applicant considered for employment must:

  • Submit an application for employment
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Qualify to drive a company vehicle
  • Provide documentation of training

Applicants are encouraged to review Tri-State's annual reports (available on our website) to develop an understanding of our annual budget before applying.