Animal Care Technician

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $13.79 - $21.05 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

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.

Essential Job Functions

  • 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.

  • Provides general care and feeding of animals by feeding, watering, exercising, and bathing.

  • Assists Animal Services Officers with vaccinations, microchipping, administering medication, drawing blood, and euthanasia.

  • Maintains stock and storage rooms in neat and organized manner. Stocks inventory of food, litter, cleaning supplies, etc.

  • Periodic transport of animals to the veterinarian clinic(s) for visits as needed.

  • 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.

  • Follow-up on adoptions and redemptions by checking the computer system for compliance with city ordinance or providing general post-adoption support.

  • Participate in dog playgroups and general animal evaluations to provide appropriate enrichment and maintain records of an animal’s behavior.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Work requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Experience: Six months up to and including two years in animal care and handling

  • 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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous

Job Address

Grand Prairie, Texas United States View Map