Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Job Posting-City of Mesquite-Animal Shelter Attendant

  • 26 May 2015
  • 09 Jun 2015
  • Mesquite, Texas

Anne Simmons

Animal Services Superintendent

Mesquite Animal Services

1650 Gross Rd.

Mesquite, TX 75149

asimmons@cityofmesquite.com

972-216-6910

 

www.cityofmesquite.com/animal

 

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Class Title:

Animal Shelter Attendant

Bargaining Unit:

General Government

Class Code:

LB001118

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Salary:

$11.29 Hourly
$903.02 Biweekly
$1,956.55 Monthly
$23,478.62 Annually

 

 

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GENERAL SUMMARY  Benefits

 

 

Performs semi-skilled maintenance work in the Animal Shelter as well as technical and administrative duties including reporting and monitoring animal control activities; provide customer service to Shelter visitors; perform animal impounds and dispositions; and provide customer service via phone and email.

 SUPERVISION 

General supervision is provided by the Animal Shelter and Rescue Coordinator.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·        All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct and Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual.

·        Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.

·        Provide assistance to customers wishing to adopt an animal; escorts customers through the Shelter; responds to and directs questions regarding adoption or purchasing procedures. Receives animals at the Shelter.

·        Provide care for animals in the Shelter including feeding, cleaning and monitoring animal behavior. Monitors conditions of animals and implements precautionary measures in order to prevent disease transmission. Cleans and disinfects pens, floors and related areas in accordance with established practices.

·        Prepare and maintain a variety of files and filing systems; reviews and verifies records and computer files.

·        Provides general office assistance such as answering phones, performs data entry, or other related duties as assigned.

·        Performs or assists with euthanizing animals as appropriate.

·        Clean, maintain and perform minor repairs in the Animal Shelter.

·        Drive to and from destinations as assigned by Supervisor

·        May, if assigned, respond to public calls and complaints regarding deceased animals; pick-up deceased animals.

·        Cleans and maintains grounds around the Shelter and the office.

·        Prepares and reviews a variety of correspondence, reports, permits and documents as assigned, including monthly statistical reports; complete various forms; prepare and distribute reports for review and use; prepare and maintain a variety of forms used by the  Animal Services Division; research and verifies information as necessary.

 OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


1.  Impounds loose or stray dogs or cats brought to the Shelter.  

2.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:


EDUCATION
 

High School Diploma or GED. 

EXPERIENCE 

No experience required. 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES 

Possession of a valid Class C Texas driver's license.

 COMPETENCIES:

 

An employee's performance will be evaluated based on five competencies.
   
  1) Job knowledge; 2) Teamwork; 3) Customer Service; 4) Flexibility;  

  5) Work Ethic.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of: 

Proper public contact and telephone etiquette. 

Principles and practices of record keeping and recording. 

Methods and techniques of facility maintenance and repair. 

Operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in the assigned duties and responsibilities. 

Safe work practices. 

Skill in:

Assembling and preparing data for report presentations. 

Minor maintenance repair work associated with Shelter facilities. 

Ability to:

Work rotating shifts, including nights and weekends. May be required to work on-call.  

Tactfully respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. 

Organize work for timely completion. 

Compose, prepare and review a variety of correspondence and reports. 

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Maintain accurate records. 

Observe and assess animal behavior. 

Safely feed and handle a wide variety of animals. 

Perform semi-skilled maintenance repair work related to Animal Shelter facilities. 

Perform heavy manual labor. 

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

Pass a medical physical examination. 

Meet the City's driving standards.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Rare = 1 – 10%

Occasional = 11 – 33%

Frequent = 34 – 66%

Continuous = 67 – 100%

Mark with an “X”

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Not at all

Rare

Occasional

Frequent

Continuous

Bend/Stoop

 

 

 

 

X

Twist at waist

 

 

 

 

X

Squat

 

 

 

 

X

Crawl

 

 

X

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

 

Reach above shoulder

 

 

 

 

X

Crouch

 

 

 

 

X

Kneel

 

 

 

 

X

Balance

 

 

 

 

X

Push/Pull

 

 

 

 

X

Work outside in all conditions

 

 

 

 

X

Work in confined spaces

 

 

X

 

 

Work at heights > 3 feet

 

X

 

 

 

Operate Machinery

 

 

X

 









 

Indicate frequency (N = Never, R = Rare, O = Occasional, F = Frequent, C = Continuous)

Lifting Activity

 1 – 10 lbs.

 11 – 24 lbs.

 25 – 50 lbs.

 51 – 100 lbs.

101+ lbs.

Floor – Waist

C

C

F

F

F

Waist – Overhead

C

C

O

R

R

Carry

C

C

F

F

F

Push/Pull

C

C

F

F

F

 







Percent of time spent:

Standing            45 %

   Sitting              10 %

 

    Walking            45 %

 

 

Mark choice with an “X”:

 

 

N/A

Average

Low

Hearing acuity

 

X

 

Visual acuity

 

X

 

Manual dexterity

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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