Animal Shelter Clerk Job Description Sample
Part Time Animal Shelter Assistant
Do you like animals? Do you like working with the public? The City of Rohnert Park is seeking compassionate, caring , and hardworking individuals to fill Part Time Animal Shelter Assistant positions. This recruitment will also create an eligibility list which may be used for future openings. These positions are budgeted to work an average of 20 hours per week (up to a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year, i.e. July 1st through June 30th) and requires flexibility in work hours at the City's 365 days a year Animal Shelter. There are no fringe benefits with this part-time hourly "at will" position.
If you are currently in a Registered Veterinarian Technician Program, please be advised that this position will not count toward the 4,000 + hours work experience requirement. Additionally, if you are currently volunteering at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter, you cannot be a volunteer and a Part Time Animal Shelter Assistant at the same time.
To be considered for this opportunity, please visit "Job Opportunities" at www.rpcity.org and complete the online application and required supplemental questionnaire. All applications will be screened in detail for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.
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CalPERS retirees may not work for the City of Rohnert Park more than 960 hours per fiscal year, nor in a permanent position. Work assignments must be temporary, i.e. typically limited to 12 months.
You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet the requirement to submit a complete application, including employment history or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions. Be advised that your resume and other attachments not specifically requested, may not be used to determine your qualifications.
Under direct supervision, assists in the operation and maintenance of the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter, including cleaning kennels, cages, dishes and litter boxes; feeding, medicating and exercising the animals; cooperatively works with other staff and volunteers, including junior volunteers; assists in the intake of strays and owner-surrendered animals, and the redemption and adoption of animals from the Shelter; helps maintain records; provides front counter and phone coverage; and performs related work as required.
The Part-Time Animal Shelter Assistant is responsible for performing a wide variety of office and field duties at the City's Animal Shelter. This classification differs from the Animal Shelter Technician in that the latter class is primarily responsible for carrying out the direction of a licensed veterinarian in providing medical treatment and care to animals.
General supervision is provided by the Animal Shelter Supervisor or his/her designee.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
Cleans, feeds, and medicates animals
Keeps Animal Shelter clean and sanitary at all times
Ensures animals are properly cared for
Assists with the sale of animal licenses and the collection of established fees
Assists members of the public seeking to redeem an impounded animal or adopt an animal
Performs front office duties including maintaining daily records, answering incoming calls and completes simple reports; answers citizen inquiries and provides shelter information to the public; conduct tours of the facility
Oversees adoption events at business, farmers markets and other off site locations
Assists in Volunteer Program coordination including recruiting volunteers, tracking work schedules, providing orientation to new volunteers and
Receives and records payment for licenses and adoptions as needed
Provides customer service at the front counter in person and on the phone
Utilizes computers and computer software programs; assists with updating website and social media sites that promote Animal Shelter programs, services and events
Washes dishes, laundry, and performs janitorial duties
Exercises good judgment when dealing with difficult situations and customers
Assists in the intake of strays or owner-surrendered animals
Assists with euthanasia of animals as necessary
Provides input on temperament of animals
May drive animals to vet offices for medical attention
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker in the event of a disaster or emergency
May attend and/or oversee adoption events that include transporting animals and oversight of on-site adoptions
Performs other duties as assigned
CITY EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO:
Provide outstanding and friendly customer service
Create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working environment
Communicate honestly and behave in a manner that is ethical, legal and fiscally responsible
Demonstrate care for the organization, customers and coworkers
Practice and encourage initiative and innovation to improve the workplace
Qualifications and Requirements
Sufficient education, training and/or experience to successfully perform the duties assigned to the Part-Time Animal Shelter Assistant.
EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Positions in this class typically require:
Education equivalent to a high school diploma
Two years of animal-related work experience, paid or unpaid, is preferred
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a good driving record is required
Possession of a Euthanasia Certificate is desirable
Techniques for properly handling and caring for animals
Operation and functions of an animal shelter
Physical and behavioral characteristics of domestic animals; breed identification basic office functions, working with the public, and customer service skills
Basic math and cashiering skills
Computers and standard software programs and web-based programs
Risk management policies, procedures and techniques
Proper documentation and recordkeeping
Perform data entry quickly and accurately
Effectively and safely handle a variety of animals, including fractious dogs, feral cats, and occasionally, exotic animals
Lift and carry a maximum of 50 pounds (i.e. animals, bags of litter, etc.)
Perform basic math transactions
Maintain accurate records
Follow oral and written directions
Deal effectively and tactfully with the general public
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Learn and utilize new technology
Must be 18 years of age
Must be available year-round and able to work a flexible schedule. The Animal Shelter is staffed 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m., including all holidays. Work shifts are 6-11 hours typically.
Per California State Law, smoking is not permitted inside City facilities/vehicles or within 20 feet of main entrances, exits and operable windows.
Position requires extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. This position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data, using a computer keyboard. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing is required when providing phone and counter service. The incumbent is frequently around animals that are agitated or injured and may attempt to bite or scratch. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, fur, hay, dust and vibration. The noise level in the work environment may be moderate to loud, depending on working conditions.
Animal Care Technician Part Time Register - Executive/Animal Shelter
The City of Memphis is accepting applications for the establishment of a part-time Animal Care Technician hiring register. Hiring Register ranking will be determined by application date of those who meet the minimum qualifications.
Vacancies may be filled by the established hiring register. Individuals appearing on the register will be subject to applicable background checks and drug testing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of an assigned supervisor at the Memphis Animal Shelter to provide basic clerical support and routine care for sheltered animals, maintenance of the shelter, and service to customers.
Cleans kennels, cages, and pens where animals are housed. Cleans and bathes animals as directed. Performs humane euthanasia.
Records paperwork on diagnostic procedures performed, such as surgical procedures, health screening programs, etc. Inputs data of adopted animals, adopted returned animals, and animal impoundment into the computer system. Feeds, waters, and medicates animals.
Assists in the training of new personnel by answering questions, demonstrating animal care techniques, and sharing knowledge of departmental policies. Assists the public in locating and redeeming lost pets and providing information on pet adoption and redemption procedures. Cleans and maintains shelter facilities using pressurized steam cleaning equipment and chemicals.
1.Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Requires the ability to operate general office equipment, such as a computer and telephone. Also requires the ability to use equipment, such as hoses and ladders, to clean, lift, and handle incoming animals, such as dogs, cats, weighing up to 25 lbs. and 50 lbs. with assistance. Constant lifting, standing, and traversing shelter grounds required.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an animal shelter environment.
Frequent exposure to noise and unpleasant odors and fumes. Involves contact with staff, visitors, and the general public.
High School graduate or equivalent and one (1) year experience (full-time or part-time) in animal care and handling to include the care of or maintenance of companion animals, such as, dogs, cats, etc. or the completion of three (3) semester units or four (4) quarter units from a recognized college or university in Biology, Life/Animal Science or related field; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Basic computer and typing experience required.
Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) preferred. May be required to complete a battery of tests as deemed appropriate by Human Resources to evaluate competencies associated with the job.
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at email@example.com.
The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
Applicants will be notified by email. To ensure delivery to your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder for emails.
Part Time Vacancy
Service Center: Animal Shelter
Animal Care And Shelter Attendant (Regular Part-Time) (Grade 9)
Nature of Work
This is manual and specialized work responsible for the proper sanitation and operation of animal holding areas consistent with City of Huntsville Animal Services Department guidelines. Work also involves providing customer service by responding to questions regarding animal adoptions, lost/found animals, animal intake, animal behavior and other related questions to Animal Services.
Work also requires the ability to acquire specialized animal handling and venipunture skills. Work involves educating the public; feeding and maintaining animals; and performing the euthanasia of animals & disposal of animal bodies in a pathological incineration chamber. Work also involves administering medications; transporting animals for veterinary services; and inventory control.
Assignments are received from the Animal Services Supervisor verbally or in writing. The employee carries out routine work assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures. Additional guidance is provided through federal, state, and local laws, Animal Services Ordinance 95-693, Humane organizations guidelines, and departmental and City policies and procedures.
Work is reviewed through performance evaluations, conferences, logs, summary reports, inventory, and records for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to policies and procedures. Greets and educates the public on Animal Services policies and procedures. Scans animals for microchips; feeds, waters, and cares for animals housed at the animal shelter; ensures that pens and cages are properly cleaned and sanitized and repaired; administers medications to animals housed at the shelter.
Receives and processes animals coming into and out of the shelter; conducts a daily inventory of all animals; answer questions while intaking stray and owner surrendered animals.
Screens animals to determine adoption ability; performs temperament testing of animals. Observes animals for health, disease, and behavior; responds to sick and injured animals by providing humane care.
Escorts citizens who have lost their pets for observation of animals. Provides adoption counseling and basic animal behavior counseling; assists with animal adoption paperwork; operates identification tag machine; transports animals to veterinary hospitals as needed. Cremates animals in the incinerator; monitors incinerator to make sure system functions properly; weighs animals to be cremated; cleans incinerator; reads charts; maintains daily records regarding temperature and time; transports animal remains for proper disposal.
Handles and properly administers vaccinations to animals with a syringe and needle. Properly administers oral dewormers, oral and topical flea control. Properly performs heartworm and feline leukemia/AIDS testing.
Euthanizes animals by the use of sodium pentobarbital orally, intraperitoneal, and intravenous. Properly maintains controlled substance logs as required by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Maintains records; maintains an accurate inventory of all supplies.
Operates an incinerator, animal traps, ladders, dump trucks and automobiles; all essential cleaning equipment and all essential office equipment, including a computer while performing essential functions. May lead court-appointed community service individuals in work responsibilities; trains; assigns work; and inspects work. Assists Humane Educator with public events and public awareness campaigns; assists with Petfinder; lost and found program.
Communicates with the Probate Office regarding community service individuals. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Assists Animal Service Officers and customers with loading and unloading animals.
Responds to inquiries regarding lost or found animals. Picks up animal supplies and food. Assists as needed with bathing animals for Pet Project. Performs related work as required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Work is performed both inside and outside in adverse weather conditions including hot and cold temperatures, wetness, snow, and slippery floors. Work exposes the employee to hazards associated with traffic, vicious animals, incinerator, needles, blood from animals, lethal fumes, chemicals and controlled substances.
Work also exposes the employee to irate citizens, noisy animals, and dangers associated with handling dangerous animals. Protective equipment is required such as goggles, latex and leather gloves, and rubber boots. Work requires the physical ability to stand for extended periods; perform moderate to heavy lifting of dead or alive large animals or supplies; and the ability to pull, push, bend, stoop, and squat. Work also requires the ability to restrain and control very large and sometimes vicious animals; and the ability to handle animals.
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville EEOP Short Form Upon Request
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency and some experience caring for animals.
Some knowledge of Animal Services laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. Some knowledge of feeding, care, and proper sanitization and repair procedures. Some knowledge in animal handling, care and behavior.
Ability to communicate with citizens about animal scratches and bites regarding concern for rabies virus; ability to complete a bite report. Ability to administer vaccinations with a syringe and needle and other necessary medications to animals housed at the shelter.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing to receive and process animals coming into and out of the shelter.
Ability to learn specialized techniques of venipunture and humane animal handling. Ability to maintain accurate records and inventory. Ability to write and spell correctly.
Ability to operate a Pathological Incineration Chamber, animal traps, dump trucks and automobiles, squeegees, scrub brushes, cleaning chemicals and soaps, hose pipes, radios, computers, ladders, and standard office equipment while performing essential functions. Ability to read, complete and maintain charts. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid driver's license is required.
DESIRED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Euthanasia Technician Certification through the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Animal Shelter Technician
The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. A group of City staff and private business professionals recently raised over $1 million for a new medical treatment ward that opened in October 2014 to supplement its surgical clinic where approximate 9,000 animals were neutered in 2015. Also, in 2015, the shelter added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas. A $1 million expansion of the current shelter will begin this summer with plans for a second shelter to be completed in the next five years. The live release rate has increased from approximately 30% in 2010 to recently topping 90% for the current fiscal year to date.
We are currently recruiting for Animal Shelter Technicians to work in the shelter to assist with the overall care of animals. Duties include to assist in animal care, to perform animal care tasks, and shelter upkeep to maintain a clean and disease free living environment for impounded animals.
There is a wide range of career opportunities in the department of animal control, so if you love animals and want to start working in a field with excellent growth potential, search the open positions and get a rewarding new career today! Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Clean kennel runs, cages, and shelter buildings.
Feed and water animals in and around existing quarters; clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters; prepare diets for animals as required.
Relocate animals from trucks and cages.
Document animal dispositions in a computer record keeping system.
Assist the public looking for lost or adoptable pets.
Assist field officers in unloading, checking in and relocating animals in the shelter.
Euthanize animals and participate in the euthanasia laboratory providing euthanasia services on varying numbers of animals as needed.
Process adoptions; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Assist in immobilizing animals for physical examinations.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience in the case of handling domestic animals preferred.
(6 months experience in handling domestic animals preferred.)
HS Diploma/GED required.
License and/or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Animal Shelter Attendant Part Time
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
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 paced environment and have the ability to multi-task.
This position will work no more than 15 hours per week. Candidates must be flexible to work morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts, including special events and holidays, as needed.
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.
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 www.cedarhilltx.com. 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.
CITY OF CEDAR HILL
285 Uptown Blvd Bldg #100
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Animal Shelter Technician - Part Time
WEST VALLEY CITY
JOB TITLE: SHELTER TECHNICIAN
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION
DIVISION: ANIMAL SERVICES
REPORTS TO: LEAD SHELTER TECHNICIAN
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
This position performs all duties and responsibilities in cleaning and maintaining all animal cages/kennels, litter boxes and feeding and watering of all animals;
Maintaining and inventory of supplies, i.e. dog and cat food, cat litter, small and/or exotic animals, fouls, reptiles foods and other foods as needed;
Data input. Update and maintain information on all animals in system and kennel cards;
Proper use of kennel equipment i.e. control pole, leashes, cleaning equipment etc.
Able to administer medications. Euthanizes animals in appropriate manner using pentobarbital, or other approved methods, maintain and record in files;
Assist in maintaining outside dog areas;
Familiar with computers. Data input. Record all animals brought to the shelter and maintain all information pertaining to the animals while here.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain the animal shelter and grounds;
Cleans the shelter kennels, cages, floors, walls, animal dishes and equipment;
Wash/fold blankets and towels ;
Water and feed all animals in the shelter in appropriate manner;
Keep and update all kennel cards of all animals entering the shelter, moving from cage to cage and leaving the shelter;
Administer medications when needed, record times and dates of administration;
Euthanizes animals as needed in appropriate manner using sodium pentobarbital or other approved methods; maintain records;
Proper use of equipment ; control poles, leashes and muzzles when needed
Record in computer system all actions taken regarding animals coming, going or living in the shelter;
Provide good customer service to patrons of the Animal Shelter
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work without close supervision and make decisions.
Must be able to keep records and files of work progress.
Must have general knowledge of maintenance of building and grounds, maintenance and repair equipment, including lawn maintenance equipment.
Must be familiar with the proper operation and cleaning procedures for kennels and cages.
Must maintain a positive relationship with the general public and fellow employees.
Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
Must be physically fit and able to lift and/or drag up to 50 pounds.
Some knowledge of power tools and maintenance equipment.
Must have computer skills.
Ability to interact with the public in an appropriate manner.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent. Demonstrate math, reading and writing skills or a high school graduate.
- English (read & write)
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Current Utah drivers license
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heavy physical effort requiring the ability to move around easily for controlling and lifting animals. May be exposed to vicious, injured or diseased animals.
PLEASE APPLY AT: www.wvc-ut.gov/jobs
Animal Shelter Attendant
Applications are now being accepted for the position of:
Animal Shelter Attendant - Full-time $11.79 /hour
General knowledge of animal care.
Basic knowledge of animal diseases and behavior and proper and safe handling of animals.
General knowledge of city streets.
Pertinent State and local laws, codes, and regulations related to Animal Control.
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment’s, including computers, and standard office software.
Principles of record keeping and report preparation.
Effective written communication including proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Respond to difficult and sensitive requests and inquiries.
Operate a variety of computer equipment including a computer and standard office software.
Maintain accurate records.
Determine disposition of unwanted or non-adoptable animals.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Use a restraint pole, leash, rope, and humane traps.
Handle and physically restraint animals.
Assist with loading livestock in a trailer.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
operating assigned equipment and vehicles
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination perception needed for:
communicating with others
reading and writing
operating assigned equipment and vehicles
speaking in a clear and audible voice
Maintain mental capacity which permits:
making sound decisions and using good judgment
responding to questions
Effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve:
working closely with others
working with the public
working under harsh weather conditions
Ability to get along with other employees, ability to follow directions, and ability to work effectively under stress.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying
High school graduate or GED required.
License or Certificate
Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.
Possession of or ability to obtain with 120 days, an appropriate, valid Euthanasia Technician Certificate.
Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, and exposure to inclement weather conditions and potentially hostile situations.
Potential to be exposed to dangerous and/or rabid animals, and possibly some other zoonotic diseases such as ringworm, mange, hookworms, etc.
Frequent exposure to vicious animals
Frequent exposure to wild or exotic animals.
Handling of hazardous materials.
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity; requires operating motorized vehicles.
Lift weight simulating animals (80 pounds) to waist height.
Lift 50 pound sack of food.
Lift/carry 80 pounds occasionally (less than 30% of the time or 1-100 times per day).
Lift/carry 25 pounds frequently (34%-66% of the time or 100-500 times per day).
Lift/carry 10 pounds constantly (67%-100% of the time or over 500 times per day).
Position requires pushing a maximum force of 22 pounds.
Position requires pulling a maximum force of 22 pounds.
Starting Pay Rate: $11.79 / Hour.
Hours: Full time with various hours
To apply, you must submit a City of Greenville application form. Resumes may only be submitted as an addendum to the official application form. Apply at the City of Greenville Human Resources Office located at 2821 Washington Street, by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 1049, Greenville, Texas 75403, through e-mail to Jobapps@ci.greenville.tx.us; application forms are available on the City’s website at: www.ci.greenville.tx.us (903)457-3118 or for TDD (903)457-3128. Open Until Filled.
Part-Time Animal Shelter Attendant
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for care and well being of the dogs in the Seabrook Animal Shelter, helps supports the animal shelter volunteer program and develops and maintains relationships with various rescue organizations and humane societies.
Ensures all dogs in the shelter are fed and cared for on a daily basis under the set standards.
Maintains accurate records on all dogs in the care of the shelter, including but not limited to intake information, vaccination information, behavior information, etc.
Maintains the shelter office and keeps it organized and clean.
Maintains cleanliness of animal shelter according to set standards.
Monitors health of all animals in the shelter and responds to any medical needs of the dogs in a timely and appropriate manner.
Keeps supervisor apprised of any supplies that are needed by the shelter.
Greets the public, screens potential adopters and assist them in adoption of animals; or accept stray animals being brought to the shelter by police.
Answers telephone calls and assists citizens with information relating to animal matters, take messages for the Animal Control Officer and Supervisor; follows up on any messages left on voicemail for the shelter, checks local paper to see if any dogs in the shelter are reported as missing in the a paper or on various websites.
Performs functions that support the animal shelter adoption program.
Contacts animal owners to report impounded animals.
Works closely with various rescues, humane societies, and foster homes for placement of dogs.
Receives and distributes daily list of available dogs at the shelter to use to communicate with various organizations in the hopes of having dogs accepted into rescues, humane societies or foster homes.
Collects pound fees
High school diploma or GED.
One year of experience handling and working with animals, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Valid Texas Drivers License
This posting is for the Ventura County Health Care Agency; vacancy location is Camarillo and may be required to travel throughout Ventura County.
Under direction of the Deputy Director, the candidate will direct, plan and organize the daily operations and activities of the Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) facilities, provides leadership, guidance, training and coaching for day-to-day management to ensure smooth operations and to maximize the adoption potential for each animal within the resources
provided. Establishes and implements policies and procedures and performs the most technical and highly complex tasks related to the management of animal sheltering with a high focus on ensuring timely pathways for shelter pets, while staying abreast of industry standards and best practices.
Shelter "Rounds" are an integral part of shelter operations and are required as part of Standards of Care. A key focus for this role is to ensure animals are receiving quality care in a timely manner, have the environment necessary for adequate welfare, and are progressing through the sheltering system without delay. Success will be measured by some or all of the following: a decrease in length of stay, a decrease in URI/CIRDC rates, and/or a decrease in temporary kennel usage, as well as, anecdotal reports of improved welfare of animals and improved staff/volunteer knowledge and morale regarding the quality of care VCAS provides.
As a member of the leadership team, the Shelter Manager must consistently exemplify, mentor, and reinforce Ventura County Animal Services values and mission-driven culture of service.
The ideal candidate will possess at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience working in a municipal animal services agency, animal welfare organization or State chartered humane organization, OR at least three (3) years of experience supervising staff in a municipal animal services agency, animal welfare organization or a State chartered human organization.
PAYROLL TITLE: Program Administrator I
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.
DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Animal Services
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular position.
OPENING DATE: August 24, 2018
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Directs, plans, organizes, coordinates and controls a wide range of activities to manage shelter operations, reviews the work plan for animal services programs, reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures, meets with staff to identify and resolve problems;
Selects, supervises, motivates, counsels and evaluates the performance of assigned staff, which may include Shelter, Foster, Rescue, Pet Retention and Behavior programs. Provides for appropriate staff training and certification requirements and implements disciplinary action as appropriate;
Manages and directs daily operations of the shelters, including enforcement of state and local laws regarding human animal care, receiving of incoming animals feeding, care, adoption, placement, quarantine, humane euthanasia, in accordance with established Department, County, State law/regulation;
Manages and participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures, monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures;
Coordinates with facilities maintenance staff or otherwise, to assure assigned areas, facilities, and equipment are maintained in good, safe, and efficient operating condition;
Coordinates department activities and services with other divisions, departments, agencies and organizations as appropriate;
Works in close collaboration with the Volunteer and Media/Marketing managers to coordinate training and resolve personnel problems as this partnership is crucial to "fast-tracking" of animals;
Assures that humane care and proper attention and handling is being provided to all animals within the shelters ensuring the five freedoms, outlining the five aspects of animal welfare under human control, are adhered to;
Balances shelter population with organizational resources, capacity and demand;
Ensures daily walkthrough is completed to verify the health and well-being of animals in VCAS' care as well as the safety and cleanliness of the facility;
Communicates results with all relevant staff and ensures follow through on assigned duties;
Works with supervisors to identify needs and opportunities for staff and volunteers and designs programs to fill those needs;
Keeps up with developments in the humane movement – watching for emerging trends and sharing observations with other VCAS staff members;
Performs all duties in a manner which encourages attainment of the organization's goal;
Fosters good public relations beneficial to the shelter and its programs;
Works effectively as part of the management team on cross-functional programs, projects and activities;
Responds to general inquiries (phone and email) regarding community-based programs;
Prepares various statistical reports to make date driven decisions;
Oversees and participates in the preparation of a variety of written reports;
May assist in identifying sources of funding necessary, such as preparing grant applications; and
Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE
Considerable administrative support experience coupled with considerable experience in the related field to the assigned program which demonstrates possession of and competency in technical knowledge of the program area. The required knowledge, skill and abilities can be obtained by considerable experience supervising/managing a shelter program in an animal services environment. These requirements are demonstrated by:
- Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience working in a municipal animal services agency, animal welfare organization or State chartered humane organization, OR
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising staff in a municipal animal services agency, animal welfare organization or a State chartered human organization.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be willing and able to work in Camarillo and Simi Valley as needed
Must have supervisory experience
Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License
Proficient in Chameleon and Crystal report writing software
Experience in writing/developing training manuals, policies, and/or operational procedures for an animal welfare organization
Must have experience in effective public speaking
Experience setting and achieving goals while supervising or managing an animal care facility
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The humane movement and familiarity with current animal welfare issues, trends and best practices;
Conflict resolution with ability to diffuse emotional situations:
Program planning, development and implantation;
Operation of a welfare animal organization or a municipal animal control program;
Principles, techniques, tools and equipment used in animal sheltering;
Local and State ordinances/best practices in rabies suppression;
Training concepts and methods of learning;
Establishing and meeting strategic goals;
Adhering to a program budget;
Developing and implementing programs; and
Strong written and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner;
Prioritizing and managing varying responsibilities, with strong analytical and computer skills;
Identification of species, breed and characteristic attributes of companion animals;
Identifying and handling sick and injured animals, identifying and handling animals requiring additional behavioral rehabilitation or enrichment;
Proficiency with Windows, Word, and Excel and ease at working with databases; and
Use of equipment to restrain animals humanely.
Coach, mentor and training individuals to meet shelter care standards, direct and participate with staff and volunteers in many different capacities to work towards a common goal;
Manage multiple concurrent tasks;
Take initiative and work with minimal supervision and direction;
Plan and carry out projects;
Work closely and effectively with a with a wide variety of stakeholders interested in animal welfare;
Work comfortably around animals, including those who are sick or injured or who may be euthanized;
Communicate effectively orally in order to speak before community service groups and agencies;
Communicate effectively in writing in order to prepare reports regarding shelter program activities and the need for volunteers and donations;
Identify problems and develop effective solutions;
Plan, develop and implement effective programs in animal shelters;
Recruit, select, train and evaluate staff;
Accommodate animals in the workplace;
Handle animals of any species; and
Lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor elements; frequent exposure to various types of animals of varying sizes; exposure to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals; and working in loud noise levels. Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
COMPARATIVE SCREENING - qualifying: If there is a high number of qualified applicants, a comparative screening will be conducted to determine which of the applicants will be selected for invitation to the oral exam. Applications will be evaluated and ranked according to criteria that most closely meets the needs of the department, so it is essential that applicants provide as much detail as possible and answer all parts of the application and supplemental questionnaire ("and supplemental questionnaire" only if there is one).
ORAL EXAM – 100%: A job-related oral exam will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
NOTE: If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral exam will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.
Shelter Veterinary Assistant
The Connecticut Humane Society, is looking for a Shelter Veterinary Assistant in our Newington Shelter. This position is responsible for the daily medical care of any sick animals in the shelter or medical area including by not limited to: performing health checks, immunizing, provision of daily medicines, deworming, flea and tick treatment, medical observation, provision of adequate food and water, kennel cleaning, walking, monitoring animals and reporting health or behavior abnormalities, socializing animals and creating and maintaining necessary animal records, performing data entry.
Perform animal bathing and basic grooming. Assist with animal intake, evaluation, and treatment. They will also assist our veterinary technicians with prep for all surgical procedures, monitoring patients during prep and surgery, administering fluids, assist with x-ray, provide support therapy to patients in surgery and post-op, and remove and ready the next patient.
Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Title: Shelter Veterinary Assistant
This full time position is benefit eligible.
This position is ideal for who is able to deal with different communication styles. We are looking for a creative, customer service oriented individual who can work well within a team. Interested individuals must be able to handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment.
This position requires one to have a knowledge of animal handling and medical care as well as have a basic understanding of the different types of companionship animals. This position includes a weekend schedule.
Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Location: UNITED STATES, Newington, CT
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Pay Range: $12.50-$15.00 dependent on experience
Schedule: One Weekend Day required, schedule will most likely be Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed 8am-6pm
Education: Associates Degree in animal science or related field.
Experience: At least 1 year working as a veterinary assistant in a clinic or shelter setting or at least two years as animal care.
Ability to perform physically strenuous activities which will require lifting of moderate to heavy weights (up to 40 lbs.),standing and/or bending, pushing brooms and/or mops, and walking and/or controlling dogs and/or cats, use of cleaning solutions and sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Prior experience with animal restraint.
Technology: Proficiency in computers and on-line medical records
Knowledge of animal handling and experience preferred
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