Starting Salary: $10.50/hour
Position Summary: The shelter kennel technician shall perform cleaning and maintenance duties related to the functions of the Madison County Animal Shelter. The shelter kennel technician shall perform and assist with duties related to vaccinations that are administered to Shelter Animals. Evaluate health and temperament of Animals prior to adoption.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Animal Care Director. This is heavy to light work that requires physical effort; Running, bending over, climbing, picking up animals will be done frequently; position requires visual acuity for preparing; requires hearing sufficient to accurately perceive information at normal spoken word levels, the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and manual dexterity to operate standard office, Job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee the daily operations of the Shelter in relation to kenneling and cleaning for Animals that are housed at the Madison County Animal Shelter.
- Oversee animal evaluation of health conditions and temperament and make recommendation for animals to be put up for adoption or to be euthanized.
- Grooming of Animals that come into the shelter that need groomed prior to the Adoption Process
- Administer vaccination to animals prior to adoption according to Madison County Animal Shelter Standard Operation Procedures.
- Assist with upfront duties of the Madison County Animal Shelter when needed or directed by the Director.
- Oversee correctional facility workers and follow regulations and attend training established by corrections.
- Maintain open dialogue with Director and communicate departmental status on a regular basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures of the Madison County Animal Shelter; standard office practices, procedures and clerical techniques; ability to transcribe dictation with speed and accuracy; thorough knowledge of business English and grammar; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to file alphabetically; ability to multitask; ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations; and skill in the use of word and data process equipment.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, knowledge of grooming dogs and cats, general animal care, animal health evaluations, and animal vaccination administering.
Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET).