Animal Care Technician I
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $10.60
Salary Range for this Position: $10.60 - $17.24

Current Pasco County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

General Description:
Work which involves caring for impounded animals and dealing with the general public. Requires tactful and courteous communications with the general public. The majority of the work occurs in the animal shelter, directly working with the animals. Job responsibilities are broken down as follows: 65% working with animals, 30% dealing with the public, and 5% spent on paperwork and other duties.

Essential Job Functions:

Cleans and maintains kennel in a sanitary manner. Performs minor maintenance work on buildings and grounds. Feeds, waters, and observes the condition of animals held in the kennel. Reports suspected illness or injuries of animals to the supervisor. Assists with euthanasia of predetermined animals and cremation of animal carcasses.

Provides accurate information to the public. Assists in the shelter office and prepares required paperwork. Answers telephones and takes citizen’s complaints when needed. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to gain knowledge of laws relating to animal control. Ability to learn and retain information concerning Animal Services Ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the public and fellow employees. Ability to make mature judgments. Ability to work independently. Ability to learn different breeds of animals and identify common animal diseases. Must be familiar with and supportive of the principles and objectives of animal control. Ability to operate a vehicle. Ability to project a neat and professional appearance. Must exhibit good written and oral communication skills. Ability to read for comprehension.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Must be able to physically control highly active/aggressive animals, potentially weighing in excess of 80 pounds, using available equipment. Ability to bend, stretch, stoop, kneel, reach and climb frequently. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Six (6) months experience handling animals or performing custodial duties in an animal related profession, such as grooming facility, animal training business, veterinary facility, boarding kennel or in a private or public animal shelter.

A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must obtain Florida State Certification as a Euthanasia Technician within 6 months of hire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a home telephone within 30 days from date of hire.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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