City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Oct 16, 2021Full Time
About Our Job About the Department of Public Health and Environment Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of seven divisions: the Executive Director's Office; Community & Behavioral Health; Public Health Inspections; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; Environmental Quality, and the Office of Sustainability. The Department's programs are funded from many sources, including the General Fund, Environmental Services Enterprise Fund, state grants, federal grants, private grants, contracts, and donations. For more information on DDPHE's programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health.html. About Denver Animal Protection Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and citizens. DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing Denver County animal ordinances; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAP's critical role as a community resource. Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is seeking an Animal Care Attendant to perform caretaking work for animals in custody of the shelter. In this role, you will ensure that all animals have a clean-living environment, drinking water and food as per feeding instructions. Properly restrains animals while being loaded/moved, and during veterinary examinations. Reports health concerns to veterinary staff. Verifies the paperwork to ensure health evaluation checklist is completed as instructed. Shelter attendants are expected to perform a high level of animal care and customer care. Additionally, the Animal Care Attendant: Provides compassionate care including the basic needs of animals in the shelter and ensures that all animals have a safe and clean shelter environment. Cleans and sanitizes all cages and kennels per shelter protocols and keeps the facility, equipment, and tools clean. May participate in behavioral assessments on animals in the shelter, socializes animals that can be rehabilitated for adoption and provide enrichment for all shelter animals. Observes animal appearance and activity for any behavioral changes or concerns, reporting these changes to shelter management and recording observations in computer software. Performs intake on animals entering the shelter and administers vaccinations when needed. Documents information about animals and facility operations per standard procedures including an inventory of animals and entering changes, head counts, daily logs, and other required information. Assists visitors looking for lost animals, shows adoptable animals to visitors, and provides animal care information regarding vaccinations, adoption fees, and pet owner responsibilities. About You Our ideal candidate will: Be able to work individually and in a team setting Be able to lift/carry up to 75 lbs. We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate. Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience in animal care which includes working in a veterinary office, animal hospital, animal shelter, a pet store, or other animal care facilities. Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements. License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. About Everything Else Job Profile CO3277 Animal Care Attendant To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Position Salary Range $15.90 - $23.85 Starting Pay Based on experience Agency Dept of Public Health & Environment The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.