Sunday , February 5 2023

City of Grand Prairie Jobs Openings For Animal Care Technician

Website City of Grand Prairie

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to support shelter operations through exceptional service and care of the onsite pet population and customers. This is accomplished by performing daily cleaning duties to maintain office, animal kennel, and general work areas while also assisting the public with adoption visits and pet reclaims. This position additionally provides general care, feeding, exercising, and grooming of animals. Other animal care related tasks include assisting Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping, and euthanasia as well as monitoring and observing animals to detect signs of illness or injury. The work is conducted both indoors and outdoors, requiring exposure to weather conditions, and does involve extensive physical labor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains stock and storage rooms in neat and organized manner. Stocks inventory of food, litter, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Participate in dog playgroups and general animal evaluations to provide appropriate enrichment and maintain records of an animal’s behavior.
  • Provides general care and feeding of animals by feeding, watering, exercising, and bathing.
  • Periodic transport of animals to the veterinarian clinic(s) for visits as needed.
  • Follow-up on adoptions and redemptions by checking the computer system for compliance with city ordinance or providing general post-adoption support.
  • Assists Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping, administering medication, drawing blood, and euthanasia.
  • Performs departmental specific functions by attending animals in the animal shelter; cleaning and disinfecting kennels and cages, litter boxes, feeding utensils, pans and equipment, etc.; launder animal bedding and towels, sweeping and mopping floors, removing trash and cleaning dog yards of waste.
  • Assists public with adoptions and redemptions by performing adoption procedures, assisting in reclaiming lost animals, directing the public to areas of the shelter, helping customers complete paperwork, recording animal information, and maintaining records.

Job Requirements:

  • Licenses: Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
  • Certifications Required: Must obtain Texas Department of Health Certified Euthanasia Technician certification within 120 days of employment
  • Experience: Six months up to and including two years in animal care and handling
  • Education: Work requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Job Details:

Company: City of Grand Prairie

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Government Administration

Job Location: Grand Prairie, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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