Kennel Attendant
County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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Under general supervision, to care for impounded animals and to maintain a County Animal Shelter.

The current vacancy is for a position that works Thursday through Monday , from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on some days and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on other days. The list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Typical Tasks:
  • Feeds, waters, and cares for animals;
  • Cleans and maintains cleanliness of kennels and animal cages;
  • Maintains records on pick-up and release dates, quarantines, adoptions, disposals, and the status of all animals assigned to the pound;
  • Handles adoption of animals and releases impounded animals to owners;
  • Quarantines animals, as needed;
  • Collects fees and issues receipts for the sale of dog licenses and spay/neuter certificates;
  • May issue dog licenses and spay/neuter certificates;
  • Conducts animal euthanasia by syringe injection or other approved method;
  • Answers inquiries from the public, both over the counter and by telephone, on laws, rules and regulations pertaining to animal control and the animal shelter;
  • May be responsible for operation of the shelter in the temporary absence of a supervisor;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards:

Sufficient training and experience which demonstrates the required abilities, skills, and knowledge.

Experience Note: Six months experience is desired in the handling and caring of a large number of animals. (Private ownership of animals is not considered as qualifying experience.)

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:
  • Care and feeding of animals;
  • Simple recordkeeping.
Ability and willingness to:
  • Work with and handle animals safely, properly, and humanely;
  • Learn symptoms of common animal diseases.
  • Perform animal euthanasia;
  • Learn rules and regulations governing animal control and explain them to the public;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and co-workers.
Veterans Preference Information This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.

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