Animal Care Technician – Humane Society of Northeast Georgia – Gainesville, GA

Feed all animals their required diet and in the appropriate rations. Animal Care Coordinator, Animal Services Director. Assists with general cleaning as needed.From Humane Society of Northeast Georgia – Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:27:04 GMT – View all Gainesville, GA jobs …

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REPORTS TO: Animal Care Coordinator, Animal Services Director

GRADE LEVEL: Entry level

HOURS: Up to 40 hours; ability to work nights, weekends, and holiday and relief/fill-in as needed

CLASS: Hourly; salary commensurate with experience

SCOPE OF POSITION

Animal Care Specialists are responsible for providing high-quality care to the animals housed at the Humane Society of

Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) and ensuring proper cleaning protocols for all kennel areas as well as the facility as a

whole. Full or part-time position and includes evening, weekend, and holiday scheduling. Essential duties include:

Daily Animal Care

  • Clean and maintain all animal kennels in assigned areas in a timely manner, providing proper animal

husbandry while following approved procedures and using appropriate products.

  • Employs proper disinfection techniques and animal handling to limit potential disease transmission.
  • Feed all animals their required diet and in the appropriate rations.
  • Handle animals in a safe and humane manner.
  • Promote the mental health of the sheltered animals by providing behavioral enrichment as needed.
  • Participate in exercise, socialization, and behavioral training of animals to enhance their well-being and

adoptability.

  • Complete daily health and behavior observations of all animals.
  • Assist with grooming of animals as needed.
  • Ensure that all animals have clean blankets or appropriate bedding and approved toys at all times.
  • Ensure all dishes, laundry, litter boxes, and animal carriers are sanitized as needed.

Operational

  • Ensure thorough and timely notification of any animal or organization related issues to supervisory staff.
  • Provide counseling and education for the general public regarding HSNEGA policies and animal welfare

issues when appropriate.

  • Monitor inventory of supplies and notify appropriate personnel when supplies are needed.
  • Assist with keeping all animal records and/or materials on kennels clean, dry, and accurate.
  • Assist with opening duties and closing duties.
  • Check daily for follow-ups on any pending issues.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas, including daily removal of trash and clutter,

and restocking of supplies.

  • Maintain entire facility in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Repair or report any broken or damaged equipment in a timely manner.

Other Duties

  • Assist with adoption counseling as needed/requested.
  • Comply with all HSNEGA policies, procedures, and protocols in regards to proper animal care.
  • Advise appropriate staff about animal medical or behavioral concerns.
  • Advise appropriate staff about customer service and/or personnel issues in a discreet and professional

manner.

  • Field general inquiries from staff, volunteers, and the public in a calm, courteous, and respectful manner.
  • Assists with general cleaning as needed.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Consistently exposed to animals/animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
  • Must have the ability to perform in standard office, animal care, and kennel environments with exposure to

hazardous chemicals and be able to tolerate noxious odors and high noise levels.

  • Must be able to work standing for 6 or more hours and be able to bend/kneel repeatedly and have

reasonable degree of agility to move through tight areas in various situations.

  • By nature of the industry, consistently exposed to animals/animal allergens under conditions with limited

alternatives available. There also may be occasional exposure to sick, unruly, and/or dangerous animals

in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.

  • Must be able to deal with an often fast-paced and changing workload which at times can be stressful.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school or equivalent education with advanced training or experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of animal welfare, basic veterinary medicine, and animal handling skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing effectively and tactfully with the public, and ability to create a team

environment/positive work culture and implement change when needed.

  • Willing and able to obtain training/continuing education as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in making decisions in accordance with organizational

policies and procedures and to handle emergencies, think critically and act accordingly.

  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks.

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