Kennel Technician
Escambia County 8 reviews - Florida

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This “mandatory-testing” position requires Drug Testing.

This class performs daily care and handling tasks of impounded animals, required recordkeeping, and provides for the security, wellbeing and humane treatment of the animals, including administering euthanasia.

Examples of Duties:

Assists customers in locating lost pets, checking in stray animals, and selecting animals for adoption; facilitates educational tours for interested groups while explaining applicable animal control laws, ordinances, and responsible pet ownership.

Cares for animals, which includes: cleaning and disinfecting animal holding areas; maintaining facility aesthetics; feeding, watering, and grooming animals; monitoring the security of facilities; monitoring animals for illness, disease, and/or injury; administering medications to animals; evaluating animals for adoption potential; socializing animals in custody; administering vaccines and oral dewormers; and/or, performing other related activities.

Participates in euthanizing animals, which includes: injecting animals with applicable products; performing surgical decapitation of deceased animals for rabies testing; transporting carcasses of deceased animals to landfill for disposal.

Prepares and maintains a variety of files, records, reports, agreements, logs, and/or other related information.

Interacts with, helps to train, and monitors volunteers.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D.) and up to one year of experience in handling or training animals, or experience as a veterinary technician; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements:
Valid Florida Operator's License. Exception: A licensed driver who lives in another state and travels regularly to work in Florida may maintain Operator’s/Commercial Driver’s license in state of residency

Ability to obtain Florida Euthanasia Certification within six months of hire.

Knowledge of:
Customer service principles;
Animal handling techniques and applications;
Animal care and nutrition requirements;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
Cleaning and sanitizing methods.

Skill in:
Handling animals in a humane and safemanner;
Identifying common animal diseases or disorders;
Handling diseased animals in a safe manner;
Assessing the temperament of animals;
Cleaning and sanitizing kennels;
Providing customer service;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, volunteers, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Material and Equipment Used:
Cleaning Supplies and Equipment
Medical Supplies and Equipment
Animal Control Devices such as muzzles, catch poles, etc.
Avid Scanner
Light Truck or Other Motor Vehicle, trailer

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements:
Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, work space restrictions, and intense noises.

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