A job that involves working with wildlife is both demanding and rewarding.
It takes common sense, compassion, a desire to do the job right and proper training to
be a member of the Skunk Whisperer® team.
All of our professionals receive unique, cutting edge,
hands-on and real life training.
Are you interested in a wildlife career?
A career you'll look forward to everyday?
Do you think you would love working with wildlife?
You may be ready to join our specialized wildlife control team as a humane methods Wildlife Management Professional.
Ask yourself these questions: Are you an outdoor person stuck indoors?
Would you like to get paid to do what you love?
Would you like to show the world that nuisance wildlife does not have to be trapped,
relocated or euthanized to be controlled? Do you have common sense?
Would you like to start your new career as a Wildlife Management Professional today?
Bats, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, opossum and other wild critters move into attics,
crawl spaces and other hard to reach places.
Our job is to get wildlife out and keep
wildlife out. It is very fun and rewarding, but it is also hard work.
It is a super-niche career
with upward advancements available.
Skunk Whisperer® training can
secure you a profitable and rewarding wildlife career, making you much more money
than as a biologist or zoo keeper - while helping wildlife and people in the process.
You will receive some of the most comprehensive and unique
training available in the industry.
You will learn how to change and take control
of your life and make a lucrative living in the process.
Joining The Skunk Whisperer Team®
Our humane wildlife management professionals are responsible
for removing "nuisance" wildlife in both urban and rural settings.
We are looking for serious men and women in Oklahoma who would like to be trained employees,
can help run operations as needed, and eventually train others who wish to join the team.
As part of our mission, we will not needlessly kill wildlife.
This mission and our proven humane methods
are what make us different from other wildlife control companies -
along with doing the job right the first time.
For you, this will be a career change and a change of life style.
You will be in charge of giving clients their peace of mind and home back to
them while humanely evicting wildlife back into their own eco-system and same territory.
You will do this by fixing residential and commercial buildings. You will be successfully
doing what most people in the wildlife removal industry say cannot be done.
At the end of the day, you will know that you are making our
world a better place and feel as though you accomplished something for yourself, wildlife
and clients. It is not just a job, it is a way of life.
If you are interested in being an employee, please read this page thoroughly from
top to bottom, including our criteria, to see if you qualify -
then submit a proper cover letter and resume in Word format.
We don't have the time or desire to train individuals who just want a job
or want to be on television.
We prefer people with a military background, but this is not required.
You will not be guaranteed employment just because you have served our great United States.
If you want to be in good physical and mental shape,
work outdoors and do something each day that you can be proud of, this may be for you.
What To Expect As A Skunk Whisperer® Field Professional
Please keep in mind, this career isn't for everybody, but it is the only career and way of life for others.
They wouldn't have it any other way - and neither would we.
Working Conditions & Requirements
Working with nuisance wildlife means being ready for just about any condition you can imagine -
from driving on ice and snow when it is 20 degrees below, to crawling in a cave or climbing a 40'
ladder to access a chimney when it is 115".
As a Humane Wildlife Management Professional field operator and handy man - or woman,
you can expect to spend 80% of your physically demanding days on a ladder and a roof in
all weather conditions doing simple to complex repairs in what can be considered dangerous and difficult to reach areas.
The humane way of wildlife control is not usually the quick and easy way.
Upper body strength for ladder control and being very agile is mandatory.
If you are scared of multi-tasking, responsibility, being asked to use common sense to
solve problems on your own, having your work re-checked for quality control, taking hundreds
of photos of your before and after work is completed, reading a lot in order to learn more about wildlife,
working alone, hard work, wild animals, getting dirty, hot or cold weather, rain, snow,
talking to people, heights, and having intense checks run on your background, drug use
and driving record - this job may not be for you.
You will typically work alone and in all weather conditions.
Sample Job Responsibilities
As a wildlife professional, you need to be ready for just about anything, have the proper tools in hand,
and be prepared to go where wildlife goes - some things you'll need to be ready for are as follows:
Extensive work on roofs, in attics and crawl spaces
Doing alterations on a roof mandates that you are not afraid of heights.
Take a look at a two story house and imagine yourself on the roof.
Three out of ten people who think they are not afraid of heights are
wrong and therefore wasted a lot of time and money thinking this was a career for them.
Working in confined spaces
Climbing and lifting tall ladders to reach extreme heights
Taking care of 1 to 2 dozen clients at a time, including scheduling jobs
Working with tools and lifting heavy objects
Working throughout the year in all kinds of weather
Working evenings and weekends
Working with "dangerous" animals
Subsequent job requirements include:
No fear of heights or climbing tall ladders
No fear of confined spaces or dark environments
The ability to fit through small holes
No fear of interacting with people or working with others
The ability to lift your own weight
Be 250 pounds or less due to OSHA regulations on ladder weight limits
Please note the below photos and the green arrow pointing to a frequently repaired animal entry area.
We use hook ladders, ladder stand-offs and tall ladders at atypical angles to accomplish our missions.
We do not use cheap ladders, we use the best and safest ladders that money can buy.
Compensation & Supplies
Field Professional pay is hourly or salary, greatly depending on your construction skills,
quick learning, willingness to further educate yourself about wildlife via extra-curricular
reading, multi-tasking, leadership, self-starting, emergency call availability,
and organizational skills.
Specialty tools are typically provided by each Skunk Whisperer® office.
Background Check & Drug Testing
You will be required to undergo a background investigation,
drug testing and a D.M.V. investigation. In most cases,
in order to do wildlife control for a living, you'll have
to have state and federal permits which mandate semi-spotless records.
You will likely be on the company's auto-insurance, so your D.M.V. record will
affect our insurance rates.
Background blemishes will not exclude you,
but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Applying For A Career With Us
The below skills can be taught, but you
must want to learn and you are more valuable to us if you have these skills already:
1. Are you afraid of heights?
2. Are you good at tooling silicone and caulk?
3. Do you have experience with 28', 32' and 40' ladders?
4. Because it is applicable, what is your height and weight?
5. Have you previously supervised work crews or other individuals?
6. Do you have the ability to pass a drug test, a D.M.V. check, and background screening?
7. Are you physically agile, capable of carrying heavy ladders and able to lift your own weight?
8. Are you comfortable talking to others and working with homeowners and the general public?
9. Do you have an operable computer with easy access to email and the internet in your home, and on your smart phone?
10. Are you a self-starter, able to work unsupervised and prioritize your day, clients and workload?
11. Do you have the basic commercial tools?
12. Are you willing and able to spend a majority of your work day moving and climbing 32′ aluminum ladders, working in high places and walking on roofs?
13. Would you like to own your own business, or would you rather leave those challenges to someone else?
14. What is your current address and do you plan on moving in the next few years?
15. Are you able to work occasional unpredictable hours at a moment's notice without negative ramifications to your family or the company?
If you are looking for employment in an existing Skunk Whisperer® office,
living in the general area is mandatory because of emergency call response time.
For example, sometimes it may be difficult to respond to a Tulsa call within one hour,
while living in Tulsa. Adding drive time from towns 15 minutes or more away severely
depredates our emergency response time, therefore hindering our clients. In many cases,
you will drive a company truck to and from your home and go to your client's property the
next day without supervision after training. Being a self-starter is mandatory.
If you are interested in being a Skunk Whisperer® employee,
please understand that our time is valuable, so calls and
e-mails may not be returned if we do not have a properly submitted
resume and cover letter. Your skill at following directions on this
page directly reflects upon you and is considered in the hiring process.
We will only return calls and e-mails from those who have first properly submitted their cover letter
addressing the above concerns, along with your resume, and both documents in Word Document format to ...
Serious inquiries only. Once we have received and reviewed your resume and cover letter, we will contact you.
Calling us prior to completion to the above needed tasks will not behoove you in the hiring process.
Humane wildlife control, pest control and prevention, done right the 1st time.
Please help support our friends at
Wild Heart Ranch - a 501(c)(3)
wildlife rehabilitation facility. Even the smallest of donations
can help save an animal's life. You can donate above or visit
WildHeartRanch.org to learn more.
Tulsa, Grand Lake & Eastern Oklahoma
Mobile Response #: 918-261-4444
9521 B Riverside Parkway, #343
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137-7422
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