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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


Animal Care Attendant
$15.26 – $18.55 / Hour

This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
***Approximately 19.5 hours per week*** 


To feed and care for impounded animals and clean kennels, equipment and other areas at the animal shelter.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Feed, water and care for all impounded animals. Visually inspect animals for signs of illness or unusual behavior. Clean kennels, equipment, and other areas at the Animal Shelter. Disinfect facilities and equipment as necessary. Observe quarantined animals and assist in collecting rabies samples. Check impounded animals for microchips or license to locate owners. Segregate and isolate dangerous or ill animals. Maintain records and logs. Adopt out animals and answer inquires from the public. Assist in impounding and redeeming animals and maintaining related records. Perform related duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Common practices and methods used in caring for animals. Various breeds of dogs, cats and other domestic animals, including livestock. Practices, methods, and materials used in cleaning animal facilities. The habits and characteristics of small and large animals. The symptoms of common animal diseases. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of work around small and large animals.

Ability to:
Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.  Safely care for and physically control domestic and exotic animals and reptiles. Recognize symptoms of diseases in animals. Carry out oral and written instructions. Lift animals weighing approximately 50 pounds. Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and the general public. Perform general duty labor for extended periods, sometimes under adverse weather conditions.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Six months of experience in the care and treatment of animals.

Graduation from High School or possession of GED Certificate.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driver’s License may be required.

Special Requirements:
This position will require working Saturdays.

Supplemental Information

Salary Information:
$15.26 – $18.55 / Hour


Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 15.26
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.55