Overview

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Providing compassionate and high-quality care to animals housed. High energy, physically rigorous work with frequent crawling, bending, lifting, etc. to care for, clean and feed all types of animals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:
Animal Feeding. Feed, water, and monitor condition of all animals as directed.
Animal Housing and Maintenance of Supplies. Clean and disinfect kennels, cat house, food and water bowls, and utensils. Cleans and organizes food and equipment storage areas. Monitors food and cleaning supplies and reorders as needed with supervisor. Monitors kennel and cat house condition and notifies supervisor if repair needed.
Customer Care. Answers questions of the public in a professional and courteous manner concerning animal care. Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion.

OTHER DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:
Department Support: Regularly participates in meetings with other members of the department and shares ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions and the organization.
Other Duties as Assigned. Perform other duties as assigned to ensure a positive public image and to enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for animals.

JOB CONDITIONS:
• •Work Environment: Outdoors in all types of weather; indoors under regular kennel conditions.
• • Equipment Use: Leash/rope, water hose with spray gun, brooms, rakes, brushes, shelter vehicle, commercial cleaning fluid, etc.
• • Hours: Based on operational requirements. Must be available 40 hours a week with overtime as needed any 7 days of the week, weekends, and holidays.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNICATION DEMANDS:
• • Must be self-motivated and requires working with minimal supervision.
• • Requires alertness and attention to detail in handling of animals.
• • Requires crawling, bending, lifting, running, etc. in cleaning and handling of animals.
• • Requires lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. of weight with or without reasonable accommodations.
• • Requires eye-hand coordination in handling, transporting, or restraining a live animal.
• • Requires patience and tact when dealing with difficult, emotional, or angry people.
• • Work effectively with other shelter personnel to achieve a high level of service.
• • Requires handling people and animals in a pleasant, courteous, and professional manner.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• • Skills/Knowledge: Basic knowledge of cleaning methods and materials. Valid drivers license with a good driving record. Demonstrated ability to read and write clearly. Must agree with and be committed to Society goals, objectives, and programs.
• • Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent.
• • Experience: Prefer two years of working with animals.
• • Other Requirements: Must have compassion and concern for both animals and people. Must be able to handle physically rigorous work and be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be flexible and capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.

To apply for this job email your details to katheen@alohaintl.com