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Company Name :- City of Amarillo
Position Name :- Animal Care Worker
Company Location :- City of Amarillo, TX
Job Category :- Jobs in Amarillo
Full Job Description :-
Animal Care Worker
Animal Mangement & Welfare
1710-Animal Management & Welfare- Admin
Public Safety & Organizational Services
Typical Schedule is 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Will work a rotating schedule, Monday through Sunday.
This position performs all aspects of humane animal care duties to ensure animal safety and well-being, manages kennel space, and provides quality customer service by providing the public with assistance and accurate information regarding Animal Management & Welfare policies, programs and procedures. This position will be required to work shifts including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather as well as overtime as necessary by the department. This position is considered weather essential personnel.
Cleans, disinfects and maintains shelter areas, including feeding dishes, towels and other peripheral equipment as assigned.
Feeds, waters, bathes, dips and exercises animals.
Performs animal intake, claiming and adoption activities as assigned.
Provides humane sheltering services in compliance with State minimum standards and Animal Management & Welfare policies.
Performs facility maintenance and repairs as assigned.
Safely and humanely handles animals, of unknown health and temperament.
Monitors physical conditions of animals and advises supervisor of ill or injured animals.
Assists in administering shots and other medications to animals as directed.
Assists in euthanizing animals and properly disposing of the remains.
Ensures the safety of animals and people in the shelter.
Performs animal inventories, as assigned.
Prepares rabies specimens.
Accepts payments and is accountable for inventory control for assigned shelter assets.
Accurately maintains all required records in the shelter’s computer system.
Provides information and assistance to the public via phone, email and in person.
Assists in unloading trucks, stocking shelter areas and storing materials and supplies.
Assists in preparation, transport and documentation of specimens for rabies testing.
Euthanize animals as required
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to safely handle animals, including those with unknown health and temperament.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Knowledge of disease management and safety protocols.
Knowledge of animal services and related local programs.
Ability to use and repair, on occasion, small equipment such as and tools, and use medium equipment and machinery such as commercial mowers.
Skill in using standard office equipment such as copiers and multi-line phone systems, and computers and related software applications for data entry, word process and accounting purposes.
Good interpersonal skills, particularly in dealing with fellow employees and the general public.
State of Texas Euthanasia Certification required within one (1) year of hire. Must have or be able to obtain pre-exposure rabies vaccinations within six (6) months of hire.
Requires a High School Diploma. Animal services work experience is preferred. Valid Texas Driver’s License Required. State of Texas Euthanasia Certification required within one (1) year of hire. Must have or be able to obtain pre-exposure rabies vaccinations within six (6) months of hire.
“The City may consider all related education and/or experience in determining an applicant’s minimum qualifications and starting salary.”
The employee is also required to climb, crawl, crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Works in all weather conditions.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will be required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is also required to climb, crawl, crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Special Instructions Summary
The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.
The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at
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