Provides humane treatment of animals housed at the animal shelter, within the guidelines of supervisory instructions, local ordinances and department policies and procedures. This position works with co-workers, other animal shelters, rescue groups, animal owners and the public.
PRINICIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receive stray, abandoned or released, sick or injured animals from field officers, civilians, or other agencies; collect fees accordingly; complete impound and adoption paperwork and issue citations as required. Assess animals involved in bite cases, check for current rabies vaccination, and maintain court case information. Clean and disinfect holding pens and runs of animal waste; feeds, waters, exercises and grooms animals; recognizes injured/deceased animals. Wash/dry bedding of animals and wash feeding bowls. Euthanize animals in humane manner according to policy; maintain control of medicines and completion of euthanasia logs; dispose of animal carcasses. Assist veterinarian in spaying/neutering of animals; assists in providing health care to animals. Assist customers by providing information about the adoption and return processes, field services, responsiblepet ownership and local laws/ordinances. Participate in off-site adoptions. Performs data entry tasks, prepares reports, assist dispatcher as needed, cleans shelter areas, removes trash and maintains grounds. Performs other duties of a similar nature. Additional position specific responsibilities might include, supervising community service workers and off-site adoptions.
High School diploma, trade school or GED.
1 - 2 years of experience, or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities, usually associated with completion of apprenticeship/internship.
Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations
Ability to pass NACA level I
Verbal and written communication skills CERTIFICATION:
Valid Georgia Driver’s License
Must obtain department certification for euthanasia within first year of employment. SOME POSITIONS MAY REQUIRE:
Handling dangerous, venomous animals.
Potential exposure to zoonotic pathogens/diseases.
Working in Inclimate Weather PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Depending upon area of assignment positions in this class typically require, walking, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed inside and outside the facility. Light Work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Occasional lifting of objects less than 100 pounds is required.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.