Animal Care Technician

 

Position Animal Care Technician
Reports to Director of Animal Care, Animal Care Lead
Job Classification Full time, Hourly
Pay Range Starts at $8.00

 

Position Summary: The full-time Animal Care Technician will care for the animals, clean the kennels, and maintain a high level of cleanliness and animal welfare. Excellent animal and customer service skills are essential for this job.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the facility, coordinates with the Animal Care Lead, other Animal Care Technicians, and volunteers on daily cleaning duties (sweeping, mopping, trash cans, restocking, etc.)
  • Care for dogs, cats, and any exotic animals in shelter care
  • Clean kennels and animal areas on a daily basis and throughout the day
  • Enriches pets in our care daily with socialization and exercise
  • Communicates with the Clinic Manager about the health of the pets in our care and relays information to the other animal care staff; administer medications to animals as requested
  • Directs and maintains safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers and the animals in our care
  • Keeps Animal Care Lead updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care
  • Interact with the public including tours of the facility, answering phones, and completing adoptions
  • Adoption Counselor: completes adoption interview and paperwork with potential adopters
  • Help educate the public, volunteers, and adopters on our mission, animal welfare, and initiatives such as heartworm prevention, dangers of lack of vaccination, spay/neuter, etc.
  • Other duties as requested; weekend and holiday work will be required

Qualifications:

  • High School or GED, college and animal related studies a plus.
  • At least 1 year customer service, positive personality and excellent customer service skills,
  • Animal handling experience is a bonus, ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Customer service is a plus for this position.
  • Good driving record and ability to drive a large van for animal drop-offs.

 


To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application. Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email (resumes@ghhs.org) or fax (256-881-5210).