San José Animal Care and Services is accepting applications for part-time Animal Care Attendants to work at the Animal Care Center. There is currently several openings for seasonal unbenefited part time employees that will be assigned approximately 30 hours per week between the months of May to October and no or very limited hours the remainder of the year.
These positions will be primarily responsible for feeding, caring and moving shelter animals; euthanization of animals; cleaning and disinfecting of kennels and cages; other duties may include receiving animals brought to the shelter by Animal Control Officers or the public; assisting the public in claiming impounded animals or in adoptions; completing and maintaining animal records; responding to questions regarding age, breed characteristics and treatment of animals; and explaining and interpreting animal control laws, ordinances, regulations, procedures, and policies to the public. Animal Care Attendants will be required to work weekends, holidays, nights, rotating shifts, and respond to emergency animal services assignments during off-duty hours.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Experience: One (1) year of experience in the care and handling of domestic animals. Experience must be in a paid or volunteer capacity in a facility that cares for or treats domestic animals (The care of personal or family animals does not qualify).
- License/Certificates: Incumbents may be required to pass a "breed" test and a "symptoms of disease" test. Incumbents may also be required to obtain euthanasia certification within one year following employment.
-Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
- Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations;
- Ability to handle animals humanely and safely, and properly control animals;
- Experience caring and feeding animals in a high volume public animal shelter;
- Experience recognizing animal breeds and symptoms of disease;
- Ability to follow Division and Departmental protocols/procedures;
- Ability to create and maintain accurate records for impounded animals;
- Valid certification to perform euthanasia;
- Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
- Computer Skills - experience with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word
- Customer Service - approaches problem-solving by focusing on customers first; advocates for customer results point of view; demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.
- Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
EMAIL WILL BE THE DEFAULT METHOD OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH APPLICANTS. TO ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE TIMELY NOTIFICATIONS REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, PLEASE ENTER A PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the job-specific questions. To be considered for this vacancy, you must answer all job specific questions and complete all sections in the on-line application (including education and work experience); otherwise, your application will be deemed incomplete. Submission of a resume is optional. However, submission of a resume in lieu of completing the education and work experience sections on the application will constitute an incomplete application and it may be withheld from further consideration.
Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the positions will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
You will be prompted to respond to the following questions in the online application process:
1. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in violation of any law, regulation, or ordinance? If yes, please include a response indicating the date(s), charge(s), court(s) and circumstances.
2. Do you have any immediate family members who are currently employed with the City of San Jose? If yes, you must include a response indicating the first and last name, job title, department, and relationship of each family member employed with the City.
3. Are you a current City of San Jose employee? If not, what is your current annual salary (full-time) or hourly rate (part-time)?
4. Do you possess a High School diploma, General Education Development (GED) certificate or California Proficiency Certificate?
5. Are you willing and able to work weekends, holidays, nights, rotating shifts, and respond to emergency animal services assignments during off-duty hours?
6. Do you have at least one year of full-time (40 hours per week) experience in the care and handling of domestic animals? (The care of personal and family animals does not apply.) If yes, specify: (a) the number of years of experience you have; (b) the name of the public and/or private facility where you worked; and (c) your job duties (i.e., care and feeding animals, cleaning cages, etc.).
7. Do you possess current certification to perform euthanasia? If yes, please indicate expiration date.
8. Do you have experience handling aggressive dogs? If yes, what steps would you take to move a large, uncooperative Rottweiler from the public receiving area to its kennel?
9. Do you have experience directly working with customers? If yes, describe the number of years and what services you provided.
10. Please select your proficiency with Chameleon Software. Expert- could teach others how to use; Highly Proficient-comfortable with more complex aspects & features of program; Proficient-able to use basic features of program only; None-no experience.
11. Please select your proficiency level with Word. Expert- could teach others how to use; Highly Proficient-comfortable with more complex aspects & features of program; Proficient-able to use basic features of program only; None-no experience.
12. Please select your proficiency level with Outlook. Expert- could teach others how to use; Highly Proficient-comfortable with more complex aspects & features of program; Proficient-able to use basic features of program only; None-no experience.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Carolyn Landon at email@example.com
Employees in this classification are represented by Municipal Employee's Federation (MEF), AFSCME, Local No. 101.
Ability to perform the essential physical functions of this position will be determined by a post-offer medical examination conducted by City of San Jose Employee Health Services.
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