Animal Shelter Clerk Job Description Sample
Animal Shelter Assistant
The Greer Group, Inc. Is seeking an Animal Shelter Assistant for a client in Raleigh, NC.
This is a temporary position with part time hours, mostly mornings and weekends.
This is a perfect opportunity for students wanting experience with animals for veterinary school or other animal biology fields.
Provide care for animals at the shelter.
Clean and sanitize the kennels.
Provide customer service to citizens adopting an animal or looking for a lost animal.
Daily feeding and watering of animals within the shelter.
Any other assigned duties related to maintaining a clean, safe facility for the public, staff, and animals.
Must complete a background check and drug screen.
Prior experience in animal handling.
Obtain at least a High School Diploma or a GED equivalent.
Animal Shelter Technician
Under the supervision of the Animal Services Manager, the Animal Shelter Technician is responsible for performing duties in the receipt, care, custody, and disposition of animals, and the operation and maintenance of the animal shelter facility. Providing technical and routine animal care services, maintaining shelter facilities, assisting with animal records inventory, conducting behavioral assessments, and responding to citizen inquiries are primary functions of this position.
The Animal Shelter Technician is expected to provide a high level of humane and compassionate animal care as well as exceptional customer service. The successful employee will be highly motivated, polite and outgoing with a professional demeanor to perform a variety of duties. This employee should possess excellent public relation, organizational, and communication skills.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS The incumbent frequently works in an indoor setting, within the Animal Shelter, where exposed to hazardous chemicals, excessive noise, and contagious diseases. Working in an office setting with a computer is one aspect of this position with additional work in the kennels and exams rooms of the shelter or outdoors where inclement weather conditions may be present. Adverse working conditions exist within this position.
This position requires some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, hazardous materials or chemicals, noxious odors and fumes, dangerous animals, elevated noise levels, etc.). This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Work performed in an office environment involves use of telephones, dispatching radios, computers, office equipment, and interaction with staff, citizens and others. Duties may include desk-related tasks. The incumbent must be able to handle all types of animals and situations including impoundment, quarantine, euthanasia, and carcass removal.
The incumbent is subject to work rotating shifts and beyond scheduled hours including emergency call in potentially on weekends, holidays, and evenings. Mandatory overtime may be required with little or no advance notification. Physical activity associated with working in an office setting and the general lifting, handling, and restraint of large animals is required to perform the daily duties of this position. The nature of work requires the employee to sit and stand, at times, for prolonged periods.
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling are also required. The use of hands and arms is necessary to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and to reach. Physical strength stamina is required to carry out tasks.
Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the radio and telephone is necessary. Specific vision acuity abilities required by this position include close vision, depth perception, and color vision as well as hand/eye coordination enabling completion of tasks. Supplemental Information Automatic Disqualifiers for Hutchinson Police Department Applicants At the time of your submission of this Application for Employment, a criminal history check will be conducted by the Hutchinson Police Department and your background will be closely examined. Failure to meet any of the following requirements will result in immediate disqualification:
A) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a crime which is a felony or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice; B) No conviction(s), expunged conviction(s), or placement on diversion by any state or the federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice; C) Is the holder of a high school diploma or furnishes evidence of successful completion of an examination indicating an equivalent achievement; D) Is of good moral character; E) Satisfies all requirements set forth by the City of Hutchinson F) If military service has been rendered, DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions; G) Not falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process; H) Has not been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or received diversion on a serious traffic violation within the past five years. Serious traffic violations include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer; I) Has not been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, to include but not limited to theft, insufficient funds (checks), fraud, false police reports, etc. If convicted as a juvenile of any of these listed acts, each case will be reviewed to determine if it disqualifies you for further employment consideration.
It is important that you truthfully and thoroughly answer all question contained in this Application for Employment including but not limited to any criminal and dishonest conduct. The disclosure of criminal conduct, dishonest conduct, or civil litigation on this application will not necessarily result in your rejection for employment. Please be advised that if disqualified, our agency may not be able to share the specific records resulting in your disqualification due to federal and state regulations. However, we will direct you to the applicable law enforcement agency to retrieve and potentially solve any disputes.
Animal Shelter Manager
This position is for a working shelter manager who is responsible for supervising the kennel, supervising and training of the kennel personnel, ensuring the humane care of all cats at the shelter, and other tasks. Must have a minimum of two years of shelter manager experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned:
KENNEL - Oversee the medical care of all cats housed at the shelter
- Oversee and maintain the general cleanliness and sanitation of the shelter
- Enforce animal health and sanitation protocols
- Enforce animal shelter policies and procedures
- Handle general maintenance problems at the shelter
- Instruct kennel personnel in proper and humane handling techniques of animals
- Maintain accurate records and statistics of kennel activities
- Order and maintain supplies and materials needed in the kennel
- Oversee kennel duties
- Ensure the facility is maintained according to OSHA standards
- Other tasks as assigned
- Supervise staff in the adoption of cats
- Monitor and evaluate job performance of kennel staff including HR duties
- Veterinarian Assistant/Technician - 3 years
- Animal shelter supervisory - 2 years
- Excellent communication skills including giving direction and delegation
- Decision-making and problem-solving abilities
- General knowledge of veterinary illnesses
The City of Fort Worth Code Department is recruiting to hire Shelter Veterinarians for its Animal Shelter at 4900 Martin Street, Fort Worth, TX 76119.
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 topping 91% for the fiscal year 2017.
We are currently recruiting for one or more compassionate and knowledgeable Shelter Veterinarians to provide care for at-risk animals. With the assistance of our enthusiastic team of veterinary technicians and animal control officers, the selected individual(s) will be responsible for providing high quality and fast pace medical care of animals in the shelter; Perform clinical, laboratory and surgical veterinary services for sheltered animals with High Quality High Volume spay, neuter and other surgeries, including pre-and post-operative care; Ensure all impounded animals receive prompt and proper medical care and continued monitoring for individual/herd health and welfare; Perform examinations, diagnose, create treatment plans, and monitoring treatments as needed along with emergency triage and stabilization for sick/injured animals; Ensure accurate and thorough record keeping for each individual animal treated.
Assist with the development of policies, procedures and protocols which relate to the veterinary needs of sheltered animals, including disease prevention. Make recommendations on shelter disease management protocols, sanitation, and procedures. Provide training to Animal Services personnel in first aid, disease recognition and prevention. Identify animal cruelty, consult during cruelty investigations, and provide expert witness testimony. Supply a high level of medical care to neglected/abused animals and ensure thorough documentation of medical finding for criminal prosecution of perpetrators. Assist with investigations of animal care regulations which may include bites and attacks, animal cruelty, inspection of pet stores; testify at court and administrative hearings and assist the public in animal care and regulations issues.
Assist management in the development and implementation of policies which impact animal and, indirectly, human health; Participate in the planning of the daily veterinary activities to ensure efficient and effective operation; Interact with staff pertaining to issues associated with the health, feeding, husbandry, nutrition, breeding and diseases, and injuries to keep all parties informed of the status of animals; Conduct staff training on recommended practices on topics involving animal health, well-being, medical care or other related topics; and Exercise independent medical judgment when examining, caring for and treating impounded animals in accordance with City policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable State laws.
At the Fort Worth Animal Shelter each day is filled with diverse challenges. We work closely with veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, kennel technicians, animal control officers and PetSmart to achieve a very high Live Release Rate. Come see why over 100 dedicated staff call The City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter home. To apply, please visit
Do you LOVE animals and want to help them in Galveston County? Are you ready for the challenge?
Galveston County Health District is seeking a new Shelter Coordinator!
The right candidate will be responsible assisting the manager, organizing workloads, allocating personnel, and coordinating activities.
We can offer you:
- Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, medical insurance, rich paid time off plans, FREE life insurance, FREE long term disability, FREE parking and much, much more!
- Team-oriented environment
- Hourly: $13.85-14.27
We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.
- Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
- 1+ years of experience in animal control or working with animals
- Knowledge of animal behavior and animal handling
- Leadership and/or supervisory experience (preferred)
- Euthanasia Certification within six months of service (Current is preferred)
- Skill in assessing the health of animals; handling small/large and aggressive animals; using various animal care and control equipment including catch poles, leashes, muzzles, traps etc.
- Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
- Customer service oriented
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent Computer Skills - Including but not limited to MS Office
- Must be willing and able to work every weekend (mandatory) and evening hours if necessary
- Must be in compliance with GCHD immunizations policy
- Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements
- Must pass criminal background check and drug screening
- Directs the movement of animals through the shelter with the guidance of the Animal Services Manager or designee
- Assists with planning and executing adoption events and assists with veterinary appointment management
- Assures that all animal information is entered into the shelter management software
- Ensures a clean and safe environment for the animals and citizens which includes the feeding, handling and provision of custodial care
- Performs euthanasia according to policy and procedure
- Documents drug usage according to policy and procedure
- Implanting microchips properly and safely to both ARC animals and owned animals from citizens
- Monitors shelter supply inventory and notifies assistant manager of shortages
- Ensures citizen safety
- Cross-trains with administrative staff
- Maintains necessary training level established for the ARC Shelter Coordinator
- Documents training events
- Writes accurate reports and disseminates data as it pertains to various situations
To apply please fill out our online application:
Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to email@example.com or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591.
No Phone Calls Please
Job Description: s: Bideawee, a leading pet welfare organization serving the metropolitan New York and Long Island, is seeking a part time Shelter Veterinarian to join our team in the Manhattan location for two days a week, including one weekend day. Shelter veterinarians provide care for dogs and cats in our adoption centers including high volume spay/neuter surgeries, dentals, as well as surgical and medical care for critical and sick shelter animals and pets predominantly dogs and cats. No exotics. The following is a list of essential job functions. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.
Wellness exams, preventative care, management of medical and surgical cases for shelter animals and client-owned animals.
Performing high-volume spay/neuter and other surgeries including dental procedures.
Working with our trainers to manage behavior issues.
Leading staff and volunteer training sessions in animal care.
Participation in educational events held for the community or volunteers/donors.
Some administrative work required
Triage, workup and treat critically ill shelter animal cases as well as pets belonging to general public.
Experience with elective and emergency surgeries Required Experience:
Ideal candidates should have at least 5 years of experience as a veterinarian
At least 5 years of clinical practice experience
NYS veterinary license
Shelter medicine experience, including large volume spay/neuter surgeries, preferred.
Able to perform soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to spays and neuters of dogs and cats.
Ability to triage, diagnose and treat critical care cases of sick hospitalized shelter animals or rescued injured animals.
Graduate with a DVM or VMD from a US accredited veterinary school Keyword: Veterinarian From: Bideawee
Director Of Veterinary Medicine - Shelter Veterinarian
We are a no-kill shelter looking for a veterinarian aligned with our mission of ending the killing of adoptable pets in our community. The veterinarian will provide medical care and treatment to all animals under the shelter. Perform in-house animal health inspections, preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis, and treatment and dietary evaluations. Perform spay and neuter surgeries in a high-volume clinic, dental procedures, and other types of surgery as needed. Complete health certificates for animals scheduled for transport to rescue partners, over site of the weekly public vaccine clinic, and consultation with the shelter's high volume spay/neuter community cat program contract veterinarian(s).
A typical day will include updates with the lead RVT and operations director, rounds of the shelter pets, 5-10 spay/neuter/dental surgeries, and 5-10 intake exams. The shelter is a 501c3 with a fast pace. The days can be long and challenging, but every day is filled with moments of joy helping adoptable animals.
DVM in California with 3+ years of experience. DEA license, Federal USDA Level 2 Accreditation Required
We specialize in the Animal Health and Nutrition, Veterinary, Agribusiness, Life Sciences & Pet Products industries and are industry insiders. By being on the front lines talking with hundreds of Animal Health, Pet Industry and Veterinary Professionals every week, we have unique insight on what's going on in the market before news hits the street. We know who the top players are, both employers and candidates, and are the firm that they call FIRST when they need a search partner on whom they can depend.
With our singular focus on Animal Health, Veterinary & Pet Products, there is no firm better connected in this market. Whether you need to hire one person or a team of people, or are looking to make your next career move, no one can help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively than The VET Recruiter.
Senior Manager, Shelter Operations
As a primary goal, ACC strives to position ourselves as a strong partner within the community; working with New Yorkers to create and collaborate, promoting animal welfare and the human animal bond. As the driving force behind several key departments and the leader responsible for setting and maintaining the standards for the care of ACC’s animals and the people connected to them, the Senior Manager, Shelter Operations is a key player in keeping our organization focused on these values. With direct oversight of the animal care and client care departments, among others dependent on organizational need and program development, the senior manager coaches the relevant departmental leaders in collaborative management of all personnel operating within the care centers. Through progressive leadership and a client focused approach, the senior manager sets the tone for a professional but approachable staff where best practices in husbandry and handling, creative approaches to population management, and cooperative relationships are considered non-negotiables. With up to three direct reports and a leadership team of approximately half a dozen, the senior manager has reach of upwards of 50 employees at any given time. He or she must be equal parts multi-tasking and time management pro, mediator, and negotiator, always working to achieve strategic goals as outlined by the organization.
- Coach and oversee operations leadership team in daily management of all onsite staff and volunteers, collaborating with other departments and programs to provide consistent direction where there is overlap.
- Identify areas of weakness in current programming and develop methods to address, including creating and directly managing pilot projects with potential to become self-sustaining departments, expanding resources and efficacy as part of the development process.
- Implement and monitor care center programs to meet and exceed the standards of humane animal care and customer service to the animals and the community
- Effectively direct a variety of departments ensuring the policies, procedures, and daily practice are complementary in ensuring animal inflow, outflow, and daily census are balanced and maintain a system that does not exceed our capacity for care.
- Work with the medical and behavior teams to ensure that medical and behavioral needs are identified, animals receive appropriate, timely medical care, treatments, and behavior enrichment and intervention; strategizing to create processes that enhance efficiency and maximize the quality of care.
- Collaborate with the placement department to establish pathway plans and make decisions about animal outcomes on a daily basis including participation in daily rounds, creation of the at risk list, and driving conversations and decisions relevant to euthanasia.
- Ensure that safety procedures are followed and OSHA standards met at all times. Take immediate action to correct hazards as needed.
- Establish annual goals for performance and methods by which to measure progress.
- Collaborate with partnering organizations to ensure policies and public messaging that effect the animal welfare ecosystem of NYC are beneficial and well understood by all.
- Help coordinate cross training opportunities between departments as well as shelter wide trainings to encourage staff engagement and learning across all levels and departments.
- Model and promote a staff culture that is friendly and outgoing, collaborative, and free of judgement.
- Facilitate training to promote staff growth and development, and implementation and adherence to best practices and organizational policy.
- Assist in training and mentoring management team members across locations to promote consistency between locations and ensure operational expectations and standards are in place.
- Identify areas of opportunity and growth within the care centers and assist in finding new financial opportunities for implementing new progressive program that keeps ACC as a leader within the animal welfare community.
- Host meetings and workshops to help creative a collaborative approach across departments to find solutions and program decision making when needed.
- Identify community engagement opportunities to help establish ACC within the NYC community and build strong relationships within the neighborhoods of the ACC facilities including hosting and/or conducting onsite events such as dog training classes, TNR certification, spay/neuter days, and professional development opportunities.
- Partner with ACC community outreach staff and volunteers to identify, staff, and represent ACC at community events throughout the borough, promoting ACC’s mission and recruiting volunteers and donors
- Host tours for guests including elected officials, representatives from foundations or potential grantors, board members, and other VIPs
- Actively participate in and act as a stellar representative of ACC at a variety of events
- Manage and adhere to operational budgets. Maintain inventory and direct ordering and monitoring of supplies
- Plan and schedule maintenance and repair of care center. Act as organizational point person for new construction, renovation, or repair.
- Actively participate in development of organizational policies, facilitate trainings, and collaborate in other departmental programs and projects including marketing, fundraising, outreach, and volunteer programs.
- Responsible for emergency on call availability
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, often high stress environment; must be forward thinking and anticipate challenges, responding to them quickly and completely; must be adaptable and receptive to rapidly evolving protocols and able to rally others with an air of excitement and opportunity; treats animals and people with respect, considering all individuals as potential collaborators with something to offer; is an expert communicator; is a people person and a team player; has a passion for learning and is knowledgeable in current animal welfare trends; is organized, detail oriented; able to maintain composure when faced with emotional situations including medically and behaviorally compromised animals; is vocal and enjoys sharing ideas, willing to engage in friendly, professional debate and idea sharing; available to modify schedule as needed to meet the needs of the organization; ability to travel throughout the five boroughs regularly and nationally for training opportunities
Shelter Worker - Part Time - Men's Shelter - 3 New Position!
We currently have part-time opportunities in our Men’s Emergency Shelter. Ideal candidates will have availability to work evenings, overnights and/or weekends.
Hours will vary @16 hours per week. Shelter Workers provide support and connections to the individuals who are staying at the shelter. Assist with routine activities such as meals, laundry and housekeeping.
Assist and advocate for appropriate programs or services. Maintain guidelines as established. Respond to emergencies and notify appropriate personnel in a timely fashion.
HS Diploma/GED required. Associates degree in human services preferred. Knowledge of services available and local resources.
At least one year experience working with housing vulnerable or homeless is preferred. N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.
Successful completion of Child and Youth Protection Training. EOE ID: 2017-1673 External Company Name: Catholic Charities of Onondaga County External Company URL: www.ccoc.us
Shelter Maintenance Assistant (Re-Ad 18-00446)
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and experience in janitorial services, to include the use of power washers and tools; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Good oral and written communication, interpersonal and public relations skills required. Knowledge of the proper methods of cleaning and using power washers and other tools. Must have good customer service skills and the ability to communicate with others. Ability to work in an environment with animals. Good driving record required. Must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation within the preceding thirty-six months. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check.# Duties: Perform janitorial and cleaning duties in the Animal Shelter kennel areas; maintain cleaning supplies for the shelter and provide a list of supplies on hand. Assist with disposal of shelter debris at county landfill; clean and service county vehicle to transport debris; assist Kennelmaster in moving cages for cleaning and file any records deemed necessary. Perform other work as required.
Up to 25 hours/week; 5 hours/day; hours may vary Monday - Friday; days may vary to include weekends, holidays and emergency call-outs.
General Services/Building and Grounds
Job Title:* Shelter Maintenance Assistant (re-ad 18-00446)
Closing Date/Time:* Thu. 01/25/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary:* $11.90 - $14.00 Hourly
Job Type:* Part-Time
Requisition #:* 18-00492 Position #: BDGRND0083 Department: General Services
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