Kennel Technician
Doyon Universal Services - Anchorage, AK

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JOB SUMMARY

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency with MS Office and computers

At least six months of prior work experience involving handling and caring for animals

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

CORE COMPETENCIES

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

BENEFITS

None.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

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.

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