Animal Care Attendant (Kennel Attendant)
City of San Antonio - San Antonio, TX

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Under general supervision, is responsible for performing the cleaning, maintenance, and sanitizing of kennels and associated equipment and ensuring food and water are provided to animals. Exercises no supervision.

Essential Job Functions:
Demonstrates excellent customer relations with internal and external customers.

Feeds animals as scheduled and ensures water is available at all times.

Cleans and sanitizes kennel area, equipment, and outside areas of grounds.

Maintains inventory of animals, equipment, and supplies.

Updates animal information in Chameleon database.

Screens animals for disposition, verifying with identification tags, and updates pick-up orders information.

Launders animals' towels, blankets and toys as needed.

Reports any health or behavioral problems displayed by animals to supervisor immediately.

Assists customers in finding owned, adoptable or transferable animals.

Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:
Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED)

Physical requirements include frequent lifting and carrying up to 50
pounds and greater than 50 pounds with assistance; visual acuity, speech
and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to
climbing, kneeling, lifting, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and
walking to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are
inside and outside with frequent exposure to temperature variations,
hazardous chemicals, noise, dirty environment, confining work space, and
unfavorable odors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of animal care and feeding procedures.

Knowledge of humane animal handling and housing.

Ability to learn procedures related to sanitizing kennels, equipment, disposition of animals, and general animal handling.

Ability to learn pertinent local and State laws.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to learn safety procedures and methods used to handle vicious animals.

Ability to learn Chameleon database.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and City staff.

Ability to quickly recognize and interpret animal signaling.

Ability to work with frequent interruption and changes in priorities.

Ability to perform all physical requirement of the position.

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