Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Part Time Kennel Technician-Hurst, Texas

  • 28 Mar 2016
  • 11 Apr 2016
  • Hurst, Texas

Part-Time Kennel Attendant

Type:Part Time

Salary/Pay Rate:$13.38 per hour

Posted Date:3/10/2016

Department: Police 
Division: Animal Services 
FLSA Status: Non-exempt 
Job Number: 40-16-18

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Position Summary

Responsible for the cleaning, feeding and overall care of the animals. Also responsible for assisting citizens on the telephone and in person with animal services questions. This is a part-time position with the schedule to be determined by supervisor, totaling less than 1000 hours annually. Not TMRS eligible.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs tasks related to the care and feeding of animals in the shelter.
  • Provides customer service to Animal Services, patrons, both on the telephone and in person.
  • Performs tasks related to clerical duties to include, but not limited to, record keeping, quarantine reports and data entry.
  • Processes complaints from citizens.
  • Prepares animals for adoption, surrender and reclaiming.
  • Performs radio dispatch for Animal Services Section, as needed.
  • Transports animals to veterinarian for surgeries and/or medical attention.
  • Performs tasks related to cleaning and maintaining the animal shelter.
  • Must obtain and maintain TCIC/NCIC access.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to Animal Services.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Basic knowledge of animal behavior.
  • Ability to physically handle domestic and wild animals. 
  • Ability to read, understand and adhere to City and Departmental rules and regulations.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull for extended periods of time in order to complete job assignments.
  • Ability to clean shelter, including dog runs and cat cages.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50-pound bags of dog food and cat litter.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to the City of Hurst Code of Ideals.
  • Ability to testify in legal proceedings.
  • Ability to obtain Basic Certification from the Texas Department of Health.
  • Ability to obtain certification in euthanasia.

Physical Demands


Office Duties: Stands and walks on concrete, vinyl and carpeted floors about 50% of the day. Distance is normally 100-feet or less. 


Office Duties: Sits in the office 10% of the day in chairs normally at a table or using a computer terminal. 


May routinely carry objects or animals of varying sizes up to 500-feet in distance. Objects may be of different shapes. Some carrying may be under emergency conditions. 


May routinely lift objects as part of regular duties. Lifting does not normally require anything over shoulder height. May include lifting animals and other objects to 130 pounds, but routinely weigh 10-80 pounds. 


May be required to pull weights up to 150 pounds under emergency/arrest conditions. Routinely may push/pull objects weighing 10 to 100 pounds. 


Move from the waist to pick up or lay down an object. May be down on knees for short time periods, as duties require. 


Office Duties: Some reaching required while changing into uniform, reaching for office supplies across a table. Reaching is not normally required for distances over three feet. 


Office Duties: Twisting is required sitting at a table or desk as officer reaches for the phone or paper. Twisting in this environment is 45% to one side or the other. 

Climbing – Height: 

Office Duties: Minimal exposure to this activity. 


Office Duties: Must have hearing sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential hearing tasks. Essential hearing tasks include, but are not limited to: discerning and distinguishing spoken words and speech from ambient background noise. If amplification devices are used, they must be of the type that prevents further hearing loss, but also allows the employee to perform essential hearing tasks. 


Office Duties: Must have vision sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential sight tasks. 


Office Duties: Employee must have voice sufficient (unaided or aided) to perform essential speaking tasks. 


Virtually all of the work day is indoors with rare instances of driving to locations. 


Motor vehicle operation. Exposed to moving traffic control situations. 

Office Duties: Normal office environment. 


Virtually all of the work day is indoors with rare instances of driving to locations. 


Motor vehicle operation. Exposed to moving traffic control situations. 

Office Duties: Normal office environment. 


Rare operation of motor vehicle under regular conditions. 

Office Duties: Normal office tools/equipment (i.e. copier, fax machine, computer terminal phone and small desk tools). 


Office Duties: Paper, glue, copier toner and other common office products. 

Additional Demands: 

Subject to varying levels of stress in accordance with interaction with peers and others in office environment.

Minimum Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements 

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience and training in working with animals is preferred. Valid State of Texas driver's license with a good driving record.

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