Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Animal Care Technician Position at Weatherford

  • 22 Feb 2016
  • 07 Mar 2016
  • Weatherford, Texas

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN

Under the direction of Sr. Animal Care Technician, employee performs work related to caring for animals impounded, maintaining sanitary conditions at the animal shelter, maintaining accurate records, performing maintenance and repairs on buildings and grounds of shelter property, and providing excellent customer service. Maintains sanitary conditions at animal shelter which include sanitizing kennels and equipment, cleaning offices and sweeping and mopping floors.  Performs general care of animals impounded in the animal shelter such as feeding, watering, recognizing diseases, vaccinating, assisting with euthanasia, and handling animals in a professional and humane manner. Greets, directs, and provides information to visitors, answer and responds to questions from the general public and other city departments including complaints and requests for service in a professional and courteous manner. Assists Vet Technician, Animal Control Officers, and Front Desk when asked, retrieves animals, updating information into ShelterPro Software, and uses a computer and shelter software to keep animal information current on kennels. Controls animal population in shelter by assisting with adoptions, locating owners, contacting rescues and keeping public informed of adoption program.  Coordinate duties with volunteer groups and community service workers in a professional manner. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

Above knowledge and skill may be gained by four years of responsible experience involved in working with various types of animals, performing general facility maintenance OR by any combination of training and experience leading to the described level of knowledge and skill. Must have valid Texas Driver’s License and driving records must meet or surpass guidelines as set forth by the City. Due to the nature of the position, criminal history must be clear. Must obtain Basic Animal Control Certification issued by the Texas Department of Health within six (6) months of employment. Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required. Good knowledge of operations, services, methods, and techniques of animal control. Good knowledge of housekeeping practices, procedures, and methods as necessary in maintaining sanitary conditions at the animal shelter. Working knowledge of equipment and materials used in the capture and impounding animals. Ability to communicate orally in person, by telephone, and two-way radio in emergency and non- emergency situations. Ability to read documents, books, manuals, correspondence, reports and instruction written by hand and typed; ability to read computer screen. Ability to operate city owned vehicle in a safe manner. Ability to vaccinate all animals at the animal shelter in the absence of the Vet Tech. Ability to write and send off reports and paperwork to the proper authorities in an accurate and timely manner. Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time in the maintenance of facility and caring of animals. Ability to bend, stoop, push, and pull while performing maintenance duties, retrieve or place files in cabinets or shelves, and general care of animals in shelter. Ability to carry and lift animals and other supplies weighing up to 100 lbs. in and around the animal shelter area and to other areas away from the facility such as veterinarian office. Ability to reach to perform activities at animal shelter; ability to reach overhead in order to obtain supplies and items in cabinets and on shelves. Fine dexterity with fingers and hands required to handle items, animals, and to operate computer, two-way radio, and a vehicle. Work performed indoors and outdoors and is subject to mechanical, fire, and chemical hazards. Work is subject to bodily injury when dealing animals. Work may be subject to time pressures, emergency situations, noisy/distracting environment, irregular work schedule, performing multiple tasks simultaneously and dealing with irate people in a professional manor.

Miscellaneous Information

Applications must be submitted on the City’s Application for Employment which is available from and returnable to: Human Resources, City of Weatherford, PO Box 255 (303 Palo Pinto), Weatherford, Texas 76086.

 

 


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