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Overview

Job Title: Animal Services Associate

Job Time Type: Part Time (Less than 30 Hours)

Job Description: Under supervision, perform a combination of kennel and animal care work along with significant public interaction. Employees in this classification perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the routine operation of an animal shelter including kennel cleaning and sanitation, animal care including assisting with medical care; handling livestock and cleaning corrals; working with volunteers and rescue groups; data entry, filing, and record keeping; assisting the public with locating lost animals and adoptions; selling dog licenses; processing payments and paperwork for adoptions and owners reclaiming animals; assisting with euthanasia; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:

  • Perform routine day-to-day tasks required for the general operations and maintenance of the animal shelter; *
  • Clean and disinfect animal enclosures, cages, equipment, enclosures, walkways, and work areas, including vehicles, vehicle caging and other equipment; *
  • Washes dishes and laundry; *
  • Feeds and cares for a wide-variety of animals, typically dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and may include reptiles, wildlife and livestock; *
  • Assists compassionate and humane euthanasia and disposal of animals according to department protocols;
  • Maintains detailed records and security of federally controlled drugs in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; *
  • Greets public and answers phones in a courteous and prompt manner; *
  • Takes lost and found reports over the phone and in person; *
  • Works with police officers, park rangers and other animal control agencies to facilitate the intake and release of found animals; *
  • Determines jurisdiction in order to accept animals or sell dog licenses; *
  • Sells dog licenses to City residents; *
  • Directs members of the public to the correct agency/organization that can best serve their needs; *
  • Provides information relating to shelter policies, procedures and practices; *
  • Provides advice on appropriate choices for animal adoption and proper animal care; *
  • Accepts relinquished or stray animals and places the animal in appropriate housing according to species and special requirements; *
  • Safely handles and transports animals from the shelter to the veterinary hospital or another shelter, as needed; *
  • Updates computer files when receiving, treating, moving or assessing disposition of animals;
  • Keeps accurate written and computer records and logs; *
  • Bathes animals and performs related animal grooming and care; handles animals humanely and effectively under stressful situations; *
  • Checks impounded animals for microchip to identify owner; *
  • Releases impounded animals to owners; *
  • Assists with vaccinations, intake exams and other medical procedures; *
  • Provides special care when advised of animals requiring medication, treatment, and/or special needs; *
  • Observes and monitors animal shelter population and reports behavior irregularities and/ or disease symptoms; *
  • Identifies, segregates, and isolates dangerous and/or ill animals; *
  • Performs a brief assessment of animal health and temperament on arrival; *
  • Conducts a daily walk-through to assess animal safety and well-being; *
  • Cleans and maintains building and grounds areas at the shelter, including janitorial work and grounds keeping; *
  • Assists in opening and closing of facility; *
  • Balances cash drawer and create daily deposit; *
  • Assists in responding to disaster situations; *
  • May perform animal behavior and kennel enrichment programs;
  • Operates office equipment; *
  • Scans animal records and files/archives animal charts according to protocols; *
  • Uses social media and email to match lost and found animals and contact possible owners; *
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Basic practices and techniques for impounding and caring for a variety of animals, animal anatomy, breed identification, behavior and first aid treatment.

Ability to: Ability to perform heavy manual labor in varied assignments; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers; work with the public and remain courteous and professional in stressful situations; understand written and oral instructions, write clear and accurate notes; operate telephone, computer and copier; learn a variety of computer programs; complete register transactions on the computer and make change; read a map; learn to identify common breeds of dogs, cats, livestock and other exotic animals and reptiles; perform animal care and handling techniques, identify symptoms and behaviors associated with rabies and other common domestic animal diseases.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience/Education: High school graduation or equivalent. Education, training, and/or experience should demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver License. Ability to successfully complete formal training courses on job-related responsibilities including possession or ability to obtain a certificate of euthanasia as provided by the State of California within 6 months of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Knowledge of animal husbandry and shelter practices is desired. Six (6) months of experience working with domestic animals in a veterinary hospital, humane society, or other animal facility is preferred.

Requires a Driver’s License: Yes

Salary: 14.00 Hour                                                             

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Company Website (Address provided below)

How to Apply: For a full description and to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/chico
Company Website: https://chico.ca.us/

Employer Information:

CITY OF CHICO

411 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

Close Date: 3/3/2021

6 months of experience working with domestic animals in a veterinary hospital, humane society, or other animal facility is preferred

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 14.00