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Part-Time Animal Care Attendant - Kennel

Part-time Animal Care Attendant

  • Kennel Print Apply Part-time Animal Care Attendant

  • Kennel Salary $14.67 - $19.26 Hourly Location Irvine, CA Job Type Extended Part-Time Department Community Services

  • Part Time Job Number 01716 Closing 5/4/2017 5:00 PM Pacific + Description

  • Benefits + Questions Description The City of Irvine seeks a candidate with demonstrated animal care and customer service experience to assist with kennel operations at the Irvine Animal Care Center. This position is Extended Part-Time with a schedule requirement of 32 hours per week.

    Future Extended Part-Time and Part-Time vacancies may be filled through this recruitment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for these positions. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Maintain facilities at the Irvine Animal Care Center including cleaning animal enclosures, laundering animal bedding and other duties as assigned.

  • Counsel and screen prospective pet owners related to the animal adoption process. Assist in promoting pet adoption program.

  • Maintain and update animal impound documents, behavior observations, and various information as necessary.

  • Respond to citizen inquiries regarding Animal Care Center services and kennel operations.

  • Observe animals in the Animal Care Center facility for signs of illness or injury. Recognize animal health problems or unusual behavior and report findings to appropriate staff.

  • Handle animals in the facility, including domestic pets, wildlife and small livestock. Daily duties may include feeding, watering, grooming and exercising animals.

  • Work collaboratively with volunteers to complete assigned daily duties.

  • May provide assistance to veterinary staff in the handling, restraint and transport of sick and injured animals.

  • HOURS: 32 hours per week with weekday and weekend availability required during the core hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions + Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and some experience caring for or handling animals, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Ability to multi-task in a busy animal shelter environment that has exposure to a variety of domestic and wild animals with varying degrees of dander, fur and feathers.

  • Ability and willingness to work well with any animal species.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with community groups, volunteers and City staff, while utilizing excellent conflict resolution skills, interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to push, pull, drag, lift or carry equipment/supplies (weighing up to 50 lbs.), ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time, and ability to lean, stoop, twist, bend, and kneel in the performance of job duties. Supplemental Information CITY OF IRVINE The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California.

    Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 255,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life.

    The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches. Irvine has also been recognized as one of the America's Best Cities to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

    The City employs more than 800 full-time and 500 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $188.3 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work. THE DEPARTMENT Community Services The Community Services Department has developed over the City's history into an award winning mixture of programs and services.

    The Department employs 125 full-time and approximately 500 part-time personnel. Community Service programs/functions include Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Development and Park Planning, Environmental and Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS). The Department oversees development and maintenance of more than 700,000 square feet of high quality public facilities, creation of community and neighborhood park systems, and operation of existing parks and facilities, which includes: athletic fields and two aquatic centers, multiple community and neighborhood parks, three senior centers, eight community centers, a fine arts center, an adventure playground, a nature center, an animal care center and a skate park. The Community Services Department vision is to create a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the community.

    The Department's mission is to provide exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. SELECTION PROCESS The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job.

    If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process. The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

    The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Part-time employees are employed "at will" and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

    As such, their services can be discontinued without cause. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Irvine. THIS IS A NON-BENEFITED POSITION WITH AN ANNUAL SCHEDULE CAP OF 999 HOURS PER FISCAL YEAR.

    Part-time employees must contribute 4.3% of base pay to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). The City contributes 3.2%. Contribution rates are subject to change. The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

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Animal Attendant (Husbandry)

Job Title Animal Attendant (Husbandry) Employment Status Full Time Laboratory / Department Comparative Bioscience Center Department Description The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research.

The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research.

The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Detailed Description The Animal Attendant will provide the daily care for laboratory animals using established policies and procedures as prescribed by federal and state laws and regulations. Will perform multiple assignments including cage changing, general care, monitoring, and reporting of animal health. The Animal Attendant must also maintain and report on facility equipment, cleaning assigned rooms, performing animal receiving procedures, and maintaining consumable supplies (food, water, bedding) in assigned rooms.

In addition, the attendant will be responsible for animal room records, and notification of appropriate personnel concerning irregularities in animal health and the environment. The Animal Attendant will report to the Floor Supervisor and be overseen by a Group Leader. Job Requirements High School diploma or equivalent required; certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred.

One year of experience in a research facility is preferred, although a two year college degree can be substituted for one year of work experience. Must be knowledgeable of federal and state laws regulating animal use in research, familiar with standard operating procedures, and able to handle and restrain animals. Additional Details Must be able to push/pull carts on weight-bearing wheels weighing a minimum of 500 pounds, lift supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, and tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must not be allergic to animals, waste products, or bedding.

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Veterinary Assistant / Animal Hospital Attendants / Animal Nurse

Job Description

Hiring Veterinary Assistants (Not Certified) Immediately. Spanish Speaking OK! Apply in person only. Animal nursing, care and cleaning. Veterinary experience NOT required! Must be reliable and hard worker. Starts at $10/hr (training 6 months) with benefits.

Please visit our website at www.​​ veterinaryspecialist. ​​com for additional information about our veterinary hospital, services, and location.​​ A map is available on our website Contact page for directions or you may consult MapQuest for your specific driving directions.​​ Please DO NOT CALL for directions or to ask questions you can ask in person when applying because our front office staff is extremely busy! From the moment you arrive in our office, you are evaluated by staff so please present yourself as a professional.​​ You can also visit us on Twitter @​​NewportVet or on Facebook www.​​facebook.​​com/​​NewportVet

The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital

1610 W. Coast Hwy

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Company Description
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital provides Complete General Veterinary Care to Newport Beach and the surrounding communities, as well as Specialist Referral & Second Opinion Evaluations of difficult and complex pet illnesses, for Dogs and Cats throughout the Southern California area.
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital facility was designed as a personalized veterinary practice with advanced expertise, and cutting edge technology. This veterinary hospital is completely contained with it's own radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, cardiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and diagnostic laboratory abilities. We also provide urgent care for the surrounding community and exclusive residential boarding and bathing for our established clientele. As a Specialty Veterinary Practice, it is our responsibility to our community, our patients, and our professionto maintain the highest of professional standards.
Dr. Cohen, an Internal Medicine Specialist for pets, was the very first with his credentials here in Orange County, California. Now, with over 30 years of experience, he remains on the progressive "cutting edge" of the veterinary profession while remaining constant in the hearts of those who entrust their pets to his expertise and comprehensive care. Throughout the years, whether Dr. Cohen was teaching young veterinarians, lecturing to practicing clinicians, or volunteering in an administrative capacity, he always remained "in the trenches" providing direct care for sick and injured animals.
Watch Us Grow as our New Hospital Construction begins in 2015!

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Reg PT Animal Shelter Attendant

Job DescriptionPT Animal Shelter Attendant will perform routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, medicating and general care of impounded animals at the City Animal Shelter. This position may assist veterinarian, calculate and collect fees, perform clerical work in documentation of animals and perform work in the general maintenance of the Animal Shelter facilities and grounds.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and six months of experience in the care of dogs and other small animals is preferred. Must be able to lift and manipulate at least 50 pounds in order to perform the duties of this position. The part-time position works 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM, Mondays and Saturdays and approximately 8:00 AM ? 12:00 PM on Sundays and other times as needed.

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The City of Dodge City is accepting applications for a regular part-time Animal Shelter Attendant in the Animal Control Division (minimum of 20 hours per week). Starting pay is $10.38 per hour, DOQ. This position qualifies for part-time benefit package including single BCBS health insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and KPERS retirement.

This part-time position works 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM, Mondays and Saturdays and approximately 8:00 AM ? 12:00 PM on Sundays and other times as needed.

Position performs routine and semiskilled work in feeding, watering, medicating and general care of impounded animals at the City Animal Shelter. This position may assist veterinarian, calculate and collect fees, perform clerical work in documentation of animals and perform work in the general maintenance of the Animal Shelter facilities and grounds.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and six months of experience in the care of dogs and other small animals is preferred. Must be able to lift and manipulate at least 50 pounds in order to perform the duties of this position.

Acceptable candidates must undergo an extensive background investigation. Please apply online via

A resume may be inserted into the online application. Should accommodations be needed to receive or complete the online application, please contact Human Resources, City of Dodge City, PO Box 880, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, or call (620) 225-8100 or email Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until filled.

Background check, substance abuse screening and post offer physicals performed. Must confirm USCIS employment eligibility (I-9) upon hire. EOE

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Part Time Animal Shelter Attendant

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Cedar Hill is a welcoming city with small town charm and upscale taste. We foster an active community and encourage involvement in everything we do. Many communities talk of having big city amenities with small town appeal, but in Cedar Hill it isn't just a boast, it's a way of life.

The City of Cedar Hill's culture sets us apart from any other City in the world. We live by five very important values, which also contain many parts to make a whole. The five values we live by are High Standards, Teamwork, Premier Customer Service, Family Oriented and Fun.

We have a team oriented work environment that is focused on achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction, providing a family-oriented and fun work environment and pursuing excellence at all levels in the organization. We envision being the City that our peers strive to emulate by exuding professionalism, exceptional pride and the love we have for our colleagues, citizens and community. We have a culture that is second to none; one that can only be understood through experience.

This is a place to grow and pursue your passions. We develop leaders through allowing employees to utilize all of their talents and achieve their aspirations.

We are seeking an individual, who has demonstrated a willing commitment to these values, holding them in high regard, to join our team as a part time Animal Shelter Attendant.

The purpose of this position is to maintain the City's animal shelter and the animals housed in the shelter. Other duties may include maintaining the shelter, caring for animals, assisting in euthanasia, monitoring the front desk, assisting the public and interfacing with other City employees, volunteers and citizens. This position may provide direction to other employees and volunteers. Applicants must be able to work efficiently in a fast passed environment and have the ability to multi-task.

This position will work no more than 29 hours per week. Candidates must be flexible to work morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts, including special events and holidays, as needed

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintains shelter by cleaning animal cages, sweeping and mopping floors, loading and unloading food and cat litter, removing trash, maintaining and cleaning equipment and cleaning the bathrooms. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and any weight above 50 pounds requires a two person lift.

  • Cares for animals by feeding and watering animals, exercising and bathing animals, performing vaccinations, assisting in the impounding of animals and performing or assisting in euthanizing animals. Must be able to hold animals and restrain on a leash.

  • Provides premier customer service to internal and external customers by responding to requests in a timely and professional manner. Monitors the front desk by answering inquiries over the telephone or in person, collecting fees, preparing and maintaining records, receiving paperwork and entering information into computer.

  • Assists the public by performing adoption procedures and assisting in reclaiming lost animals.

  • Monitors the health of animals by examining and screening animals for illness and disease. Evaluate animals for adoption and euthanasia.

  • Regular attendance required. Must be available to be called in if necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No experience required, however, preference will be given to candidates with experience handing both wild and domesticated animals.

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Intermediate knowledge of computer programs including experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook, internet usage, and the ability to accurately and efficiently type documents is preferred.

  • Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Must pass a physical ability test.

  • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.

To Apply:Complete online application at Cedar Hill City Website at The City of Cedar Hill can no longer accept actual/faxed applications. ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. There are computers at the Cedar Hill Library for applicants that do not have access to a computer at home. If you are having trouble with the NEOGOV Applicant tracking site, please call the NEOGOV technical support number at 1-855-524-5627.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cedar Hill will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Human Resources at 972-291-5100, ext 1050.

The City of Cedar Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the City of Cedar Hill are subject to drug testing and background screening.


285 Uptown Blvd Bldg #100

Cedar Hill, TX 75104


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Animal Care Attendant - Part Time

Calling all animal lovers! If you love being around animals and are willing to work hard, have fun, and commit to providing excellent customer service to our guests, keep reading! We're looking for an Animal Care Attendant to tend to and care for a variety of farm animals at one of our Sun RV Resorts. Up for the challenge? Read more about this position below, and apply online today!
As an Animal Care Attendant you'll be responsible for the day-to-day care for cattle, horses and other farm animals at our resort. You'll provide them with food and water, clean stalls and pastures, and monitor the well-being of the animals. Additionally, you'll assist with light maintenance work around the resort during the off-season as needed.

  1. Tend to and care for cattle, horses and other animals at the resort.
  2. Clean stalls and pastures on a weekly basis to maintain healthy, clean, safe and sanitary living conditions for the animals; includes shoveling manure and laying fresh straw bedding.
  3. Provide animals with water and stock feed rooms with hay and grain on a daily basis.
  4. Groom animals including brushing coast, mane and tail, hosing down during hotter months, and applying fly spray as needed.
  5. Assist with inspecting animals for injuries each morning and evening.
  6. Blank and un-blanket in cold weather, and saddle horses to prepare for riding as needed.
  7. Assist with general maintenance duties throughout the resort including painting fences and buildings, repairing the railroad track, and light carpentry work as needed during the off-season.
  8. Assist with resort opening and closing duties prior to season starting, and after season has ended.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Education (some HS education required)
  • Previous experience providing care for farm animals, preferred
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to endure seasonal temperatures as working conditions require constant outdoor work
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to work well independently as well as on a team
  • Basic computer proficiency including the ability to use email and internet

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Animal Attendant - Animal Resources Center

Min Qualifications High school or equivalent; no experience required. JOB DESCRIPTION: To assist in providing care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures. Specific Job Related Duties

  • Feeds and waters animals as specified.

  • Performs daily census of animals.

  • Changes animal caging as scheduled, sanitizes rooms, equipment and hallways as assigned.

  • Assists in the maintenance of animal records.

  • Observes animals for behavior change and/or evidence of disease and notifies staff as appropriate.

  • Assists in the operation of and the record keeping for breeding colonies.

  • Receives, transports and distributes incoming animals as specified.

  • Attends in-house training programs to become more knowledgeable in the field of laboratory animal science.

  • Maintains room schedules and census cards.

  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. Closing Statement #rsrch Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Title: Animal Attendant - Animal Resources Center Job ID: 53940 Location: Galveston Business Unit: RSRCH

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Part Time Animal Care Attendant

Calling all Animal Lovers!!!! We are looking for a part-time attendant to care for the animals; two 2 hour shifts per day (am/pm, Saturday and Sunday). This individual will ensure that supplies and equipment are stored in accordance with regulatory guidelines, follows a routine schedule of assigned activities during those shifts and maintain cleanliness of assigned areas in accordance with established standards and regulatory guidelines.

Organization Profile Devereux is a leading non profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year.

We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Additional Details The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees.

No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility. Key words: animal care, pets, dogs, cats, veterinary, farm

Requirements High School Diploma and experience working with/or caring for animals. Capable of displaying good verbal and written communication skills.

Driver's license required. Must be at least 21 years of age.

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Animal Attendant

The Napa Valley Benefits Supplemental Questions


The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

County of Napa as an Employer:The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth.

At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.

The Position:This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.

The Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center has been operating from it's current location since 2002. Our mission is to serve our community by providing for a safe and healthy environment for our citizens and their animals, while promoting animal welfare and education about responsible pet ownership.

The animal center is an open admissions municipal animal center and provides services for roughly 3,000 animals annually. Our services cover Napa County communities as well as unincorporated areas such as Angwin, Oakville, Rutherford and Pope Valley.

The Animal Attendant is a key customer service position for both our human and animal citizens. They conduct behavior assessments, adoption counseling, community outreach, and caretaking for all animals at NCAS.

Animal Attendants must be comfortable handling all types of animals; providing animal enrichment, transport, basic medical care, humane euthanasia, and proper cleaning techniques to prevent cross-contamination and spread of disease. These duties can sometimes be challenging, but also immensely satisfying for someone who enjoys animals.

The Recruitment Process

  1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 17, 2017.

  2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of April 17, 2017.

  3. Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of April 24, 2017. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.

  4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of May 8, 2017. Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

Example of Duties:The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform all necessary work in maintaining the Animal Shelter and related areas in a clean and sanitary condition; receive animals at the Animal Shelter from Animal Control Officers and the public; separate for observation all animals showing any symptoms of rabies or other animal-related diseases; care for and feed all impounded animals; exercise and provide basic training for impounded dogs; keep kennels and cages clean and orderly using prescribed material; assist the public in claiming or obtaining animals; evaluate all dogs for temperament and behavior for adoption purposes; euthanize and dispose of animals in the prescribed manner in accordance with State laws; assist in keeping records of all impounded, disposed, or released animals and inventories of Animal Shelter supplies; assist in opening and closing of the Animal Shelter; as necessary, assist office staff with various office duties including the collection of fees; and perform related duties as assigned.



Characteristics of different breeds of animals.

Proper care and feeding of various types of animals.

Basic methods and practices used in cleaning.

Inoculation and euthanasia techniques.

Good customer service relations.

Safe working practices.


Learn State laws and County ordinances relating to the care, impounding, and disposal of animals.

Care for, feed, and exercise animals properly.

Vaccinate animals.

Handle animals in a humane manner.

Recognize symptoms of rabies and other animal-related diseases.

Learn to operate Animal Shelter equipment in a safe manner.

Evaluate dogs for temperament and behavior.

Train and exercise dogs.

Move heavy, immobilized, or resistant animals.

Lift, carry, and move up to 50 pounds.

Maintain accurate records on animals.

Perform euthanasia.

Maintain inventories of Animal Shelter supplies.

Input animal-related data into the computer.

Collect and record fees.

Operate a personal computer/iPad for entering animal-related data.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:


Six months of work experience in the care and handling of animals. (Graduation from an accredited Veterinarian Technician program may be substituted for the required experience.)


Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade including or supplemented by training in an animal-related field or in customer service.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid driver's license.

Possession of Euthanasia by Injection Certificate. Applicants who do not possess the Certificate may be appointed to the position, but the required course must be taken and the certificate obtained prior to permanent status being granted.

Special Qualifications:

Persons employed in this class must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Bilingual skills in Spanish/English highly desired.

ADA Accommodation

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

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Animal Care Attendant

Close Date: Continuous

Salary: $20.65 Hourly

Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment will close when a sufficient pool of per diem employees have been hired.


The City of Hayward is currently recruiting to hire a sufficient pool of part-time, hourly employees to work as Animal Care Attendants on an as needed, on call and per diem basis at the Hayward Animal Shelter. Animal Care Attendants provide care for animals include receiving, feeding, caring for, adopting out and redeeming animals; perform euthanasia on impounded animals; report any animals which exhibit symptoms of ill health or communicable disease; and vaccinate animals and administer medicine under instruction from a Veterinarian.

In addition, they respond to questions from the public about animals and animal breeds, temperament and adoptions; provide advice on appropriate choices for adoption and proper animal treatment and care; clean, disinfect and maintain kennels and related areas and perform dishwashing and laundering tasks; and maintain inventories and supplies of food, medicines and controlled drugs as well as computerized log and other records of all animals at the shelter. The individuals selected for this per diem pool must be able to adhere to and promote humane care and the Department's policies on pet ownership responsibility.

Note: This is a physically demanding job requiring a great deal of lifting and restraining of dead and living animals under conditions which include loud noise and bad odors.

The working environment includes exposure to chemicals used in the cleaning and treatment of animals as well as confined workspaces both inside and outdoors. Candidates will be required to work with healthy, sick, dead and fractious animals and perform euthanasia on animals which may cause physical or emotional stress. Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

Ability to stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch/stoop/squat, twist upper body and lift dead and living animals weighing up to 50 pounds; and work on an as needed, on call and hourly basis on rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and work overtime as needed. Essential functions must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Six (6) months experience involving customer service.

  • Six (6) months experience in handling animals.

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License.


Pursuant to City Charter Section 2-4.01 Unclassified Service, "part-time employees paid on an hourly or per diem basis" are not a part of the classified service. Suitably qualified candidates who submit a completed City of Hayward job application may be invited to participate in a tour of the Hayward Animal Shelter as well as an interview with the department.

Actual hire depends on success in the selection process described above in addition to a background investigation, polygraph, and medical exam.


Per Diem positions are part-time, hourly positions which are not eligible for benefits.

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