Under the supervision of the Kennel Manager, the employee will provide general care, cleaning, and feeding of animals housed at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC). The employee will also assist in maintaining and operating the center in a sanitary and efficient manner.
High school diploma or GED
Proficiency with MS Office and computers
At least six months of prior work experience involving handling and caring for animals
Handle animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, including those that may be sick, injured, or feral, regardless of situation or circumstance
Provide food and water to animals
Maintain healthy, safe, sanitary, pleasant, and clean facilities for all animals housed at AACCC using cleaners and disinfectants with chemical agents per MSDS guidelines
Check the general health of animals upon intake and on a daily basis, to identify problems (medical or behavioral) which need to be brought to the attention of the Kennel Manager
Administer first aid treatments and medications to sick or injured animals as directed
Take appropriate measures at all times to control and prevent the spread of disease
Vaccinate animals, excluding rabies, as indicated by age and/or species
Verify that necessary paperwork is completed and ensure that accurate paperwork accompanies animals at all times
Assist in euthanasia and animal disposal
Be familiar with animals available for adoption, and assist the public and volunteers with appropriate adoption choices in a safe, courteous, and responsive manner
Provide information to the public and promote good animal care and responsible pet ownership
Accept animals from the public and release animals to the public in a safe and courteous manner
Follow established procedures governing safe work practices including
Maintain equipment in compliance with industry standards
Participate in regular or special training to upgrade or improve job skills, knowledge, performance, or professionalism
Always treat animals and people with respect
Contribute to effective teamwork
Work cooperatively with, and assist, other staff and volunteers; and advance public relations beneficial to AACCC
Represent Doyon Universal Services (DUS) in a positive, courteous, and professional manner
Willingness to perform others duties as required
Willingness to work at various locations as required
Commitment to Excellence : Identifies what needs to be completed and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations
Corporate Values : Understand, embraces, and integrates DUS corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities
Safety and Security : Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers.
Customer Service : Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers
Teamwork : Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the organization
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Dependability: Consistently adheres to operational standards, ensures smooth operations and positive customer experiences, builds a productive workplace, is reliable and improves team morale
Independence: Works with little or no supervision
Time Management: Manages time effectively when accomplishing tasks, projects, and goals
Will be required to work in a noisy, odorous environment; interact with the public in emotional and occasionally hostile situations; care for and handle all animals in a safe, effective and humane manner; work all shifts required, sometimes on short notice; wear a prescribed uniform and maintain a neat appearance.
Employee must be able to clean and prepare floors and walls of kennels requiring the use of hoses, mops, squeegees and flexible-head scrub brushes. Ability to perform repetitive up/down and sideways scrubbing and motion utilizing hands, arms and shoulders. The mobility to bend and stoop, to access the top sides and back of stainless steel cages for cleaning purposes. Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 35 pounds for short distances. Ability to walk, restrain and handle (utilizing leash, catch-pole, net or manual) different species of animals of all sizes.
It is DUS’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
Doyon Government Group - 2 years ago