Oiled Sea Otter Rehabilitation Course

Chapter 13 – Introduction

The role of management is to ensure that the rehabilitation program is properly implemented. The management structure should be organized before an oil spill and executed by experienced professionals. Although the management style should be interactive and encourage the free exchange of information and ideas, staff members should understand the chain-of-command, rules of employment, and their job responsibilities.

This chapter describes the management structure and staff requirements for large rescue and rehabilitation programs involving fifty or more sea otters. For spills involving fewer than fifty otters, the number of personnel can be reduced as appropriate by assigning more than one job to each staff member.