Animal Services Technician – Part Time
What would a typical day on the job be like — what work would I do?
If you have a passion for helping and caring for animals, look no further – this is the job for you!! A typical day for an Animal Services Technician will vary depending on intake volume and shelter needs. On a daily basis, you can expect to care for animals by providing appropriate food and water, grooming and bathing, cleaning of all animal cages; and daily housekeeping around the animal shelter. It is obvious that this job will require tons of animal interactions every day – so a passion for all types of animals is a must! There will never be a dull day in this position!
You will also have the opportunity to work with various internal departments, including animal control officers and outreach staff with animal handling, and assisting patrons with adoptions! You will be responsible for monitoring and reporting animal’s health and behavior, or temperament issues to the shelter supervisor. You will also have the opportunity to assist with animal intake, evaluation, and medical treatments as directed. If you love helping and caring for all animals, this is the job for you!
What are the qualifications for this position?
There are two levels of the Animal Services Technician, so there is opportunity for advancement with this career track!
The Animal Services Technician I will require a high school diploma and 1-2 years of professional animal care or animal control experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Animal Services Technician II will require a high school diploma and 3-4 years of professional animal care or animal control experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to qualify.
What are the hours like for this position?
The shelter is open daily for owner surrenders and reclaims, and the animals need daily care. There are multiple shift options available within the hours of operations which generally range from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special events occur both in and out of the shelter and there are opportunities for outreach within the community during community based events. In a part-time status, you will work up to 29 hours per week.