Animal Caretaker

$32,448 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • 125 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA, USA
  • Nov 01, 2022
Full time Animal Control

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Animal Services Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System – Requires satisfactory completion of a six-month probationary period
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes – Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to process impounded or surrendered animals. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitor and assist in maintaining animal health, assist in maintenance of the kennel facility, keep inventory of feed and other animal care supplies, supervise community service workers, and perform other duties as assigned.
Job Related Requirements
WORK SCHEDULE: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Work days may vary and include weekends.

May be required to work on religious holidays.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must work cooperatively with others.
When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Processes impounded or surrendered animals, including vaccinations, photographing, ID tagging, filling out a kennel sheet, completing an animal impound form, placing the animal in the kennel and making a data base entry describing the animal.
Monitors animal health, including performing basic animal husbandry and first-aid procedures as well as identifying common animal diseases.
Assists the Animal Services Supervisor in maintaining a sanitary and clean kennel by ensuring that proper sanitizing procedures are used by inmates and volunteers, assisting customers in the kennel, and handling animals in the kennel as needed to maintain safety.
Cross checks the lost and found database, newspapers, and other sources against animals in the shelter in order to reunite lost animals with their owners.
Keeps inventory and advises when to reorder feed, vaccinations, sanitation supplies, and other kennel supplies.
Supervises inmate labor.
Supervises and assigns work to Community Service Workers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Animal Services Department as they relate to the position of Animal Caretaker.
Knowledge of the terminology used within the Department.
Knowledge of basic animal husbandry and first-aid procedures.
Knowledge of and ability to use computer and database software.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.
Ability to identify common animal diseases.

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