This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
The current position is located at General Services Agency, Administrative Services - Animal Care & Control. The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.
Under the direct supervision of the Animal Care Supervisor, the Animal Care Attendant maintains safe and sanitary facilities for shelter animals and the public, and provides humane handling of and care for all shelter animals. Essential functions include: cleaning and disinfecting kennels, wards, cages, equipment, runs and other areas both at the shelter, off site and at events; impounding and identifying shelter animals; lifting, and carrying animals, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds; restraining, confining and handling animals weighing up to 90 pounds; providing food, water and proper care for all shelter animals, including those which may be ill, injured, quarantined, aggressive, or difficult to control and wild animals such as snakes, skunks, pigeons, and raccoons; assisting in the vaccination, microchipping , FIV/FELV testing and treatment of animals under the supervision of the Shelter Veterinarian; monitoring animals for signs of illness or unusual behavior and documenting observations; performing the euthanasia of animals; maintaining accurate and legible case files and records; using a computer to input and access information regarding shelter animals; providing information and assistance to the public, including individuals who may be angry , hostile or distraught; may assist in the conduct of animal behavior assessment, husbandry, surgery, or related procedures. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Working conditions include : performing general labor duties, including standing and walking, for extended periods of time; exposure to strong and/ or unpleasant odors, including those from animal excrement, cleaning agents and chemical compounds; frequent exposure to noise, possible exposure to zoonotic disease. Each position requires weekend and holiday work on a rotating basis, and may require work on swing and graveyard shifts and/or extended hours; changes in work schedule may occur with limited advance notice; overtime work may be required.
1. Six months (1000 hours) of verifiable experience as an Animal Care Attendant or Kennel Attendant in an animal shelter; OR
2. Six months (1000 hours) of verifiable hands-on professional or volunteer experience in the care, feeding and/or handling of animals in a facility that cares for and/or houses animals (e.g. veterinary hospital, boarding or pet day care facility, or pet store) working principally with dogs and cats; OR
3. Thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units of coursework in an animal husbandry, veterinary science or a related program at an accredited college or university; AND
4. Ability and willingness to perform all of the duties and to work under all of the conditions listed above and on the Willingness Checklist.
A. Employees will be required to undergo a background investigation to determine fitness for employment. The investigation is limited to job-relevant matters, and may include checks of criminal, driving and motor vehicle records, references and employment history.
B. Incumbents must meet the requirements for and successfully complete the Penal Code 832 course within one year of appointment.
C. Cruelty or mistreatment of animals, as determined by the Department of Animal Care and Control, is subject to disciplinary action and/or termination.
City & County of San Francisco - 2 years ago