Animal Care Technician I

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Jul 10, 2019
Part Time Animal Control or Services Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $2,830.53 - $3,865.33 Monthly

Job Description

Position Description
Priority Screening Date: January 12, 2019
Exam: 18/70B01/12MD
Summary of Position
Monterey County Animal Services is seeking one part time Animal Care Technician I (ACT I) to work 20 hours per week at our animal shelter. Under immediate supervision the incumbent receives training to perform the full range of duties in shelter maintenance and animal care. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic and the desire to learn and grow in the position.
The ACT I's key responsibilities include: receive animals surrendered or impounded in the shelter; identify and maintain records of surrendered/impounded animals; provide daily feeding and care of animals housed within the shelter, including routine exercising of animals; perform daily disinfection and cleaning of animal kennels and cages; maintain clean laundry and dishes (towels, blankets, water and food bowls, etc.) for use in kennel; and assist with animal adoptions.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • ¬†General care, nutrition, and control handling, of a variety of animal breeds and species.
  • Safety principles, practices and procedures associated with animal handling and restraint of a variety of animals, including those, which may be ill, injured, quarantined, aggressive or difficult to control.
  • Work effectively under pressure and react quickly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Humanely and safely handle frightened, injured, ill and/or aggressive animals.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Excellent and courteous customer service
  • Strong work ethic
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Able to multi-task

Examples of Experience/Education/Training EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Any combination of experience, education, and/or training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities, and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Any experience or education in the care and handling of animals.
Condition of Employment:
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority; and
  • The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during times of disaster or emergency.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date: Open Until Filled, with a priority screening date of January 12, 2019. Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions
Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions, is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further.
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess the applicant's possession of required qualifications, this recruitment may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4519.
Or apply on-line at
NOTE: If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4519. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U. S. If you are hired into this classification, as a condition of your employment you will have thirty (30) days to join the union and authorize a union dues deduction or salary deduction of appropriate fees. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.
The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (J Unit).
A summary of benefits for J Unit can be viewed on the County website.
Part-time permanent employees with a minimum Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of 0.5, but less than 0.8 FTE, will receive half (1/2) of the County elective contributions received by the full-time permanent employee. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevails over this listing.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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