Job Title: Kennel Attendant
Department: Animal Control
Announcement Date: August 8, 2019
Closing Date: August 22, 2019
SPECIFIC STATEMENT OF JOB
Under regular supervision maintains a sanitary and safe facility for lost, unwanted and/or abandoned animal in the County. Follows specific guidelines, procedures, and policies in feeding and caring for the animals and cleaning of facility. Assists with shelter operations and maintenance to maintain public safety and welfare. Reports to the Animal Control Officer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conducts regular walk through inspections of the facility. Maintains general shelter maintenance and janitorial functions; cleans and sanitizes kennels, check for sickness and injury of caged animals.
Rinses kennels with hose pipe.
Feeds animals, mixes and prepares foods. Provides animals with food and water to maintain optimal health.
Feeds quarantined animals and adoptee animals.
Administers medicines to animals as needed.
Performs housekeeping kennel duties such as clean cages, changes litter boxes, changes toys, change out feeding and water pans. Washes dishes, pans, trays, etc.
Sweep and mop floors.
Wash laundry, dry and fold items properly.
Runs errands as needed.
Transports animals to clinics for spaying and neutering.
Assists Animal Control officers with medications; euthanizations, etc.
Refers to policy and procedure manuals.
Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment such as a telephone, two-way radio, copier, etc.
Uses clerical supplies, hand tools, safety gear, restraining devices, catch pole, traps, animal care / medical supplies, cleaning supplies.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, animal owners, veterinary staff, and the general public.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by six to nine months of animal care or related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess euthanasia certification within one year of employment. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.