Animal Keeper Head Job Description Sample
Zoo Keeper Ft/Pt - Prns
The City of San Jose's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department currently has multiple Part-Time vacancies and may hire for Full-Time Zoo Keepers.
The Zoo Keeper FT/PT classification is covered by the Living Wage Policy and the hourly pay rate is $21.73 for part time/full time benefited and $22.98 for part time unbenefited instead of the posted amount.
The Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department is looking for highly motivated, personable individuals with strong leadership skills and innovative ideas to become part of a dynamic team of employees with a strong commitment to providing excellent service to our diverse community.
NOTE: These positions will be required to work weekends, evenings, and holidays, during all climactic conditions as assigned. Zookeepers must have the ability to enter animal areas and perform physical work (including lifting objects up to 50 lbs.)
BILINGUAL APPLICANTS SPEAKING A SECOND LANGUAGE SUCH AS SPANISH OR VIETNAMESE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Zoo Keepers perform work involving the care and feeding of zoo animals and maintenance of cages, enclosures, grounds and service areas at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo; they also work with animals under all types of climatic conditions to prepare them for presentations, capture and restraint, basic husbandry, and behavioral enrichment. In addition, they respond to general questions from the public regarding zoo animals.
Training and experience equivalent to:
1.Education: Completion of high school or equivalent General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.
2.Experience: One year of experience in the care of non-domestic animals.
3.Acceptable Substitutions: Successful completion of one year of course work from an accredited college or university in Biology, Zoology, Zoo Keeping, Animal Training and Management or closely related field can be substituted for the required one year of experience.
4.Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a Valid California Driver's License may be required.
5.Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year.
Background Check: Candidates will be required to undergo a background check, including a criminal history records check, before being considered for a position.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Knowledge of specialized care techniques unique to exotic animals and typical of zoo collection animals.
Knowledge of modern zoo operating practices and principles, including safety principles for working with non-domestic animals as they pertain to zoo exhibits and performance of animal husbandry tasks.
Experience performing and/or assisting with basic veterinary procedures and knowledge in specialized animal care programs.
Ability to perform basic construction and maintenance of animal habitats and displays, including plant maintenance.
Knowledge of principles and practices of volunteer leadership.
Flexibility: Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.
Teamwork and Interpersonal
Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
Multi-tasking: Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
1.Describe your experience in the care of zoo or non-domestic animals. Please include your title, length of time, the average number of hours worked per week for each facility, and the species of animals you cared for.
2.Describe your experience and involvement with any specialized animal care programs or techniques such as SSP's, ZIMS, training, enrichment or other.
3.What do you believe are the most important responsibilities of an animal care professional in a public institution?
4.Please describe your experience working with volunteers (including the number of volunteers and types of training, the number of years of experience, and your role with regards to coordination and interaction with volunteers).
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, please contact Heather Vrzal at email@example.com or by phone at (408) 794-6433.
If you have questions about the selection or hiring processes, please contact Priscilla Cramer at Priscilla.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=707 PRNS website: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns For more information about Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, please visit our website at: www.hhpz.org
The application deadline is October 9, 2018. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.
If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
Commissary Keeper (Seasonal)
TITLE: Commissary Keeper
RESPONSIBLE TO: Animal Supervisor
Under direction, performs routine work assignments involving the preparation of zoo animal diets and maintenance of commissary kitchen. Performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, and other substances for consumption by zoo animals by cutting, weighing/measuring and combining them according to dietary instructions.
Orders produce, supplies, and other foodstuffs and inspects shipments for discrepancies/quality.
Loads and unloads foodstuffs and supplies, rotates stock, and maintains inventory control records.
Maintains work area by cleaning and disinfecting commissary kitchen.
Practices general pest control procedures.
Answers visitor's questions about the Zoo as necessary.
Reports maintenance issues and potential safety hazards to appropriate manager.
Assists in training new commissary keepers and volunteers.
Carries out duties and job assignments as delegated by appropriate Animal Manager or Animal Curator.
Active. Heavy lifting – lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds and performs repetitive motions. Sufficient mobility, vision and hearing are needed to ensure a safe work environment. Must be able to be on feet for four hours at a time.
Works primarily in a climate controlled building environment, with occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions and chilled or humid surroundings in walk-in coolers/freezers. Frequent exposure to cleaning agents/chemicals.
Internal: Daily with other zoo employees.
External: Daily with visitors, volunteers and guests.
Skill in using kitchen utensils, including knives, food processors, blenders, etc.
Eventual knowledge of zoo safety rules and regulations.
Knowledge of proper handling, preparation, inspection and storage of fresh produce, meat, fish, grains and other nutritional components.
Knowledge of type and application of sanitation and pesticide methods around foodstuffs.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to exercise judgment concerning assigned work activities.
Skill in tact and diplomacy when interacting with co-workers, visitors and volunteers.
Knowledge of basic mathematics sufficient to be able to perform calculations in preparing a variety of diets.
Knowledge of inventory practices and requirements sufficient to be able to identify shortages and reorder supplies as necessary.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Knowledge of basic computer operation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) Certificate accepted or at least one year of experience in a similar position.
Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive various vehicles through city traffic.
Proof of current negative TB Test.
Willingness to work a rotating shift and rotate work tasks.
Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays, during all climatic conditions.
Engineering Stock Keeper
The primary focus of the Engineering Stock Keeper will be to receive and disperse prototype and production parts for engine, transmission, and axle builds. The Stock Keeper's responsibilities will include but are not limited to supporting several powertrain areas including Engineering, testing, engine build, transmission lab, and the Chelsea Proving Grounds. The Engineering Stock Keeper (S.K.) will be expected to operate a forklift and overhead crane when needed, create shipping requests/gate passes and scrap engines, transmissions and other components. Other responsibilities of the S.K. include workplace organization, ordering of direct and indirect materials, receiving, stocking and pulling material for various types of engineering builds and testing, assisting customers, maintaining accurate inventory levels and participating in WCM initiatives and board reviews. This is a second shift position.
For the first few months, the Stock Keeper will work on first shift in order to be trained on the position and then move to second shift after training is completed.
High School Diploma Required
Valid driver's license
Experience with inventory management
Goal-oriented and a self-starter with the ability to excel in a team-based structure
Ability to interact with employees at all levels within all areas of the facility -- from hourly represented employees to senior management as required
Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills
Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite applications
General knowledge of engine, transmission, and axle components
Willingness to participate in WCM activities
Available to work off shift
Associate's degree in logistics or equivalent
Four years plus of automotive material handling experience
Experience with FCA Mainframe, PDS, SharePoint and PentaSAP applications
Mopar ordering experience
Experience supporting WCM and continuous improvement initiatives
Book Keeper - Part Time
For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focused, encouraging employees to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents.
Why belong with our Americare team?
Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person-centered home environment for each resident - truly making a difference in the lives they touch.
Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefits from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong.
We offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and a large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health.
Our culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund.
Paid Time Off
The flexibility of Paid Time Off (PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events.
We encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses.
We're looking for a dynamic person to come on board as our part time Bookkeeper. This person will be responsible for keeping records of financials transactions for our nursing facility. May compile reports to show statistics, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss and other items pertinent to operation of facility business. May calculate employee wages from records or time cards and prepare information for payroll. May compute, type and mail monthly statements to customers. May be designated according to kind of records of financial transactions kept, such as Accounts-Receivable Bookkeeper and Accounts-Payable Bookkeeper.
Essential Duties include the following:
Bookkeeper to assure smooth and efficient operations within the facility business office.
Ability to handle secretarial / bookkeeping tasks of some complexity and variety in an independent and responsible manner.
Ability to work accurately and efficiently with attention to detail while following established protocol.
Ability to utilize computer and learn required software as designated by company protocol.
Must have communication skills to interact with residents, resident family members and staff in a professional manner.
Ability to communicate financial information to supervisor and demonstrate professional behavior while adhering to HIPPA regulations regarding confidentiality.
Perform clerical and bookkeeping duties with an eye for detail and accuracy.
Maintain accurate facility records; communicate through reports or verbal dialogue to supervisor areas of concern.
Utilize office machines including calculator, postage meters, computer and software programs.
Display professional and appropriate appearance and behavior at all times
Minimal 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED
Basic knowledge of secretarial and bookkeeping skills with computer skills
Detail oriented and ability to maintain accurate financial records
Ability to maintain confidentiality related to facility and residents financial information.
Benefits of Joining our Team
Opportunity to work with a professional team in a growing industry
Dynamic, challenging work environment
A team with a high level of energy, integrity and motivation to succeed
Competitive compensation and a great benefit package including 401(k)
Paid time off and holidays
Medical and dental insurance
Inn Keeper Manager, Scotia
We have an opening for a Inn Keeper position.
Location: Scotia, NY Note: online applications accepted only.
If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.
Hospitality is not only in our name; it is the foundation upon which our company was built. Mazzone Hospitality originated over 30 years ago with a small restaurant in downtown Schenectady. Our commitment to customer service over the years has brought us to where we are today as the most prestigious hospitality company in upstate New York. We have two distinct divisions, On/Off premise catering and business dining. Although we are still family rooted, most recently in 2017 we took our company to the next level by partnering with Restaurant Associates, a division of Compass Group North America. Currently we operate within 18 different locations throughout the capital district, and have over 1,000 employees on our team. Nothing is too small when it comes to attention to details. The desire to provide exceptional service is the foundation upon which we will build your experience with us.
Full time associates at Mazzone Hospitality are offered many fantastic benefits such as:
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
And other voluntary benefits
Job Summary/ Purpose: The Inn Manager maintains customer satisfaction as well as well as handles any guest issues with the assistance of their team. He/ She supervises various staff in both Glen Sanders Mansion and The Parker Inn & Suites
Develop a good rapport with guests and staff
Guide employees to ensure higher level of performance and productivity
Investigate and resolve guest complaints
Work with housekeeping to ensure all guests rooms are cleaned to the correct standards
Complete daily reports
Process payroll weekly
Work with vendors to maintain inventory and necessary items
Work with online travel agents to increase booking volume
Maintain online reputation through travel agent sites
Reconcile and submit weekly invoices to accounting
Work front desk shifts when necessary
Other administrative and operational duties as needed
Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management
Previous experience in management or related field
Knowledge of all job functions to properly manage Inn
Computer skills including POS (Point of Sales) systems, MS Word, Excel etc.
Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Outgoing, pleasant personality, and desire to please guests
Good organizational and interpersonal communication skills
Flexible schedule, must be able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to stand for up to 8 hours
Must have reliable transportation
About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.
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Elevator Worker/Grounds Keeper – Harrold, SD
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Elevator Worker/Grounds Keeper – Harrold, SD
This is a full-time hourly position based in Harrold, SD.
Potential assignments may include, but are not limited to:
Load/unload trucks & Railcars
Operate forklifts, skid steers, grain dryers, and similar equipment
Utilize computerized system to process data
General maintenance & housekeeping duties (i.e. – clean equipment and/or buildings)
Assist operations personnel and supervisors as needed
Perform weekly lawn maintenance, apply herbicides, grade driveways, maintain a good neighbor housekeeping program.
To be considered for an opportunity, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Commitment to ADM's goal of achieving a zero injury culture; understand and follow company safety procedures
High school education or equivalent is preferred
Exhibit regular and prompt attendance
Able to meet physical requirements of the position including, but not limited to: prolonged periods of standing and sitting, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling, climbing stairs and ladders, working in a variety of conditions (heat, cold, dust, etc), lift up to 55 lbs unassisted
Willing to work weekends and overtime as needed
Demonstrate initiative to work independently while flexible enough to work in team setting when needed
Exhibit a professional image at all times; maintain a positive and respectful attitude
Previous experience operating a computer is preferred
Previous experience in maintenance related disciplines is preferred
Willingness to obtain Pesticide Applicators License.
Willing to Fumigate Railcars/Grain Silos
Relocation assistance is not available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen/medical questionnaire and a background check.
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
Keeper I - Hoofstock/Reindeer Attendant (Temporary)
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Job Title: Keeper I - Hoofstock/Reindeer Attendant
Department: Living Collections
Supervisor: Collection Manager of assigned area
FLSA Status: Full Time, Temporary, Non-exempt
Class Code: B31
The Keeper I in this position is responsible for the safety, health and well-being of all assigned animals through the performance of documented husbandry practices. This position supports designated public experiences, by training and mentoring internal guests (staff and volunteers), developing and maintaining animal cued behaviors, and animal programs. A Phoenix Zoo Keeper also actively collaborates in the development and presentation of guest experiences that support the Phoenix Zoo's mission. This position will involve husbandry of several hoofstock species, including a temporary reindeer exhibit as its primary responsibility. This will involve direct animal handling and guest interpretation on a nightly basis during our ZooLights season. This position will have varied hours – including daytime and nighttime coverage as business needs require.
Provide quality guest service to both internal and external guests by maintaining a WILD (friendly, helpful, positive and professional) working attitude and appearance.
Perform routine husbandry by feeding prescribed diets, monitoring and reporting diet consumption consistent with documented Standard Operating Procedures; report any observed health or behavioral abnormalities of all assigned specimens on a daily basis to immediate supervisor.
Perform assigned and approved behavioral enrichment activities and animal training procedures of assigned specimens in a timely manner and consistent with documented Standard Operating Procedures.
Maintain consistent animal handling practices as trained and assigned and conduct quality interpretation with age-appropriate presentation methods.
Participate as assigned in non-routine health and husbandry activities such as animal transports, animal introductions/breeding, restraint and treatment of animals, and the medication of specimens.
Respond to animal emergency circumstances according to approved protocols, ensuring the safety of guests and animals.
Perform minor repairs to exhibits; interact with maintenance staff as needed and as assigned. Document and report any structural or mechanical problems.
Monitor the public to ensure the safety of guests and animals.
Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to support designated public experiences and other communication activities and goals that include participating as necessary with Special Events, Group Services, Marketing and PR events.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)
Bachelor's degree in Life Science or equivalent experience preferred.
High school diploma required.
Behavioral enrichment experience preferred.
Minimum six months paid or one-year volunteer experience in work relevant to exotic animal husbandry.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Able to bend, stoop, crawl and walk on uneven surfaces.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Ability to pass pre-employment background check, drug test, DMV check and clear annual TB test.
The Culture Keeper, is responsible for cultivating, coordinating and maintaining the overall team member experience and Culture. As the Team Development Coordinator, you will handle the full cycle of each team member including but not limited to, onboarding, document management, initial training, ongoing training, management of schedules, attendance and payroll, and overall culture and a hearing to the Avanti Way expectations and standards.
Essential Functions: Office Management:
Create and maintain all electronic personnel and training files for the community's Team Members
Serves as part of backup department head team to sales team members to handle phone and walk in inquiries of prospective new residents to the community.
Must be willing to work scheduled weekend hours as part of a Manager on Duty rotation.
Handles receptionist duties as needed as backup Concierge.
Orders, tracks, and keeps inventory of company uniforms for each department
Work closely with other department managers.
Maintain confidentiality of all resident and team member information.
Create staffing schedule for various departments
Monitor overtime daily and monitor missed punches in the time clock daily
Tracks and maintains time-off requests.
Assisted in filling holes in schedules due to call offs and modifies the schedule as needed
Other duties as assigned.
Facilitates job offers to hourly staff and coordinates the process to begin onboarding.
Responsible for conducting drug and background screening.
Reviews, verifies, and processes all new hire paperwork for accuracy and completeness, including communicating the process for benefits enrollment
Manages the planning, setup , and facilitation of New Hire Orientation with each department
Responds to general questions from employees about various HR issues. Refers questions to the appropriate person as needed.
OSHA reporting and employee injury processing compliance
Desired Skills and Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of experience related experience.
Proficient in written and verbal English.
Excellent telephone skills.
Demonstration of ability to establish long-term relationships.
Interest in working with the older adult population.
Strong computer experience including thorough knowledge of Word and Excel and ability to use or learn to use database software.
Comfort learning and managing new processes.
Ability to travel locally to fulfill job responsibilities.
Ability to periodically travel overnight.
Ability to work flexible schedules in 24 hour operation including weekends.
Associate's or bachelor's Degree
Did you know that about 84% percent of animal species are insects and their relatives? Did you know that if put on a massive scale, ants would outweigh humans?!? Did you know that despite being the beehive state, the honey bee is not native to Utah (or the Americas, for that matter)? But we DO have over 900 species of native bees. If you are interested in these facts (or already knew them) and are passionate about helping care for insects and being an insect advocate, we are looking for you. Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collection of the coolest edutainment venues around. We are looking for three (3) Invertebrate Keepers for our newest venue, the Butterfly Biosphere, scheduled to open in early 2019 (the position starts prior to opening, mid to late October). The Butterfly Biosphere highlights the significance of invertebrates to life on earth with numerous interactive exhibits and live animals on display, as well as a 9,000 sq ft conservatory filled with live butterflies.
A day in the life of an Invertebrate Keeper will include:
Caring for thousands of insects and other invertebrate (diet prep, cleaning terrariums, replacing substrate, sanitation of deceased animals, maintaining a clean husbandry lab, etc.);
Performing day-to-day care required for animals and enclosures, exhibits, and containment areas as outlined in the standard operating procedures and other established protocols;
monitoring animal health and environmental conditions;
strict adherence to USDA/APHIS regulations;
Records keeping (censusing of animals, recording feeding, births, deaths, etc.);
working in collaboration with Education Department for periodic guest interactions;
If you are a fun-loving bug nerd that wants to share your passion with the world, we want to hear from you. Please check out the full job description and application instructions below.
Animal Health Technician
JOB SUMMARY Benefits Supplemental Questions
Performs routine paraprofessional duties in the medical treatment of animals.
Supervises the activities of the animal care specialists and administrative staff as necessary.
Administers care to all incoming animals including vaccinating, de-worming, weighing, photographing, performs heartworm tests and gives medication.
Enters information into the database.
Prepares animals for surgery, administers medication, and monitors animal vitals through the surgery and recovery process.
Assists veterinarian in spay/neuter surgeries.
Communicates post surgery instructions to new adopters.
Determines disposition on all animals.
Provides medication to sick and injured animals, euthanizes as needed.
Identifies animals in need of foster homes.
Assists with the supervision of kennel staff on weekends/holidays.
Provides direction to shelter volunteers and community service personnel.
Ensures secure building, money in lock box, and inventory of kennel supplies.
Oversees the general maintenance and cleanliness of the facility, ensuring animal kennels and feeding bowls are properly cleaned and sterilized.
Readily complies with departmental and countywide policies and procedures.
Performs related special projects as assigned.
The physical demands and environmental factors listed below, as well as regular attendance, are also essential functions for this position.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities.
Requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination preparing statistical reports and data, using a computer keyboard.
Requires near, far, and color vision in performing medical procedures and using the computer.
Hearing is required when providing phone and counter service.
The need to lift and carry animals and equipment weighing in excess of 50 pounds is required.
Exposure to animal waste and blood daily.
Exposure to unpleasant smells and a noisy and wet environment associated with an animal shelter.
Frequent exposure to animals that are agitated or injured that may attempt to bite or scratch.
May work outside in inclement weather, including extreme heat, cold and wet conditions.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) two years of verifiable experience in the feeding, cleaning and general health care of animals.
Two (2) years prior experience as a Veterinary Technician or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and staff; principles of supervision and teambuilding; experience working with volunteers.
Knowledge in animal health and well-being and nutritional needs.
Knowledge of common animal diseases, behavioral issues, and pharmaceuticals commonly used in the treatment of animals.
Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, behavior issues, and injuries.
Trained to draw blood from animals for testing; perform injections of vaccines and medications in dogs and cats.
Ability to administer de-worming medication to dogs and cats; perform basic veterinary testing procedures (Feline Leukemia test, heartworm test, fecal exams, etc.).
Knowledge of techniques for properly and safely handling, restraining, and caring for sick, injured, and/or fractious animals.
Ability to administer drugs and certification to perform euthanasia by injection on animals.
Basic computer skills.
Maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.
- Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigations.
- Veterinary Technician certification preferred.
Work outside of the normal office hours may be required to meet deadlines and accuracy requirements.
Flexibility of hours and work days is essential including ability to work weekends and holiday hours as needed
Non-Essential Personnel for Emergency Situations; unless employees are designated by Department Heads or employees are in other offices that are open.
Reports directly to the Kennel Manager
Direct Reports- N/A
Number of Direct Reports- 0
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS
- Non-exempt (Hourly)
TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson
County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.
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