Kennel Attendant
Adams County - Brighton, CO

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Job Title:
Kennel Attendant (Temporary)

Closing Date/Time:
Sun. 11/25/12 4:30 PM Mountain Time

Salary:
$12.58 Hourly

Job Type:
Temporary Full-Time

Location:
Brighton, Colorado

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Primary Responsibility

We are seeking a caring candidate to perform a variety of duties involved in maintaining the cleanliness of the kennel and providing care for impounded animals within the Animal Shelter Division.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
  • Maintain cleanliness of kennel and provide routine maintenance in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Impound animals; separate animals according to established guidelines for health or other reasons.
  • Observe impounded animals; report illness and injuries; administer inoculations and medication to animals; feed, water, groom, and attend to needs of animals.
  • Report shortages of supplies, inventory, and medication.
  • Perform minor plumbing repairs and painting.
  • Assist in the adoption and reclaiming of animals.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Supervision Exercised:
  • No supervisory responsibilities are exercised.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities to:
  • Use general principles of animal care.
  • Use methods and procedures of kennel cleaning and maintenance.
  • Understand and implement safe work practices.
  • Operate cleaning equipment and other tools used in maintenance of kennel.
  • Use syringes, incinerators, and other tools for inoculation and euthanization.
  • Read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Impound, inoculate, and euthanize animals.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Requirements:
  • Experience - Some experience in the care and handling of animals is desirable.
  • Education - Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • License or Certificate – Possession of, or ability to obtain, both a valid Colorado driver's license, and a certification to euthanize animals.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to weather and temperature swings, noise, chemicals, vicious animals, and disease is to be expected.
Work Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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4430 South Adams County Parkway | Brighton, Colorado 80601 | 303.659.2120 | 800.824.7842

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