PLEASE READ THRU THE ENTIRE LIST OF WHAT WE NEED BEFORE YOU SUBMIT A RESUME. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE WORKING IN AN ANIMAL SHELTER. Must have a medical background working with animals in a clinic or shelter setting.
The work involves the responsibility for providing leadership and direction for animal shelter operations with a focus on animal health and pathway planning. An employee in this class plans, manages, directs and supervises the shelter animal health care programs. Works closely with the veterinarian, and leadership team to manage the health, welfare, and placement of shelter animals.
Work is performed under the general direction of Executive Director or designee with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties, both in terms of planning and accomplishing work, and in making decisions regarding animal needs and the administration of the shelter animal health care programs. An employee in this class is required to participate as a weekend manager on a rotational basis and serve as an on call medical consultant for sick or injured stray animals to be seen by a local emergency clinic. Supervision over others is required of this position. Position does related work as required.
Manages and oversees programs related to shelter animal health and animal pathway planning, veterinary care and sterilization programs, animal intake procedures, disease management, disease and prevention, vaccinations, and micro-chipping.
Maintains control drug records, orders and keeps inventory of veterinary medications and other medical supplies.
Coordinates with veterinarians in regard to general health care practices and protocols and monitors veterinary services.
Through knowledge of humane animal restraint, animal temperament and behavior modification.
Thorough knowledge of animal health, veterinary medical management, and practices promoting animal wellness in a shelter setting.
Thorough, demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of general animal care and animal disease management, control and prevention.
Thorough knowledge of vaccinations required and proper techniques.
Thorough knowledge of disease symptomatology, identification of sick animals and veterinary medical procedures.
Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws governing the control and welfare of animals, the sheltering of animals, animal euthanasia methods and operating an animal shelter.
Good knowledge of county ordinances, relevant state and local laws and ordinances related to pet adoption and recordkeeping and department policies and procedures.
Good knowledge of laboratory practices, physician protocols and legal requirements dealing with rabies.
Good knowledge of and ability to perform physical exams of animals.
Good knowledge of animal disease diagnosis and management techniques including symptoms, treatment alternatives, and drug properties and interactions.
Good knowledge of supervising and training personnel.
Good knowledge of budgeting inventory tracking and veterinary medical supplies.
Good knowledge of shelter animal husbandry, cleaning techniques, and basic sanitation rules.
Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and working collaboratively with others.
Skill in making precise and coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to provide vaccinations, medications or controlled substances.
Skill in the management and supervision of others with the ability to create and lead teams in a busy dynamic environment.
Ability to make decisions, problem solve and implement short and long range goals.
Ability to interpret and apply specialized policies and procedures.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and to work independently in the performance of regular duties.
Ability to perform procedures such as venipuncture, intubation, catheter placement, and aseptic surgical patient preparation.
Ability to deal with aggressive animals in a calm, effective manner and to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with co-workers and the general public, in addition to the ability to work as a team member.
Ability to perform math and calculate drug dosages.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE HAZARDS
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of standing, walking, stooping, climbing, typing, talking, sitting, bending, kneeling, grasping, hearing, handling, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, reaching and repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.
Must be able to perform medium work up to 100 pounds of force to move objects up to 50 feet.
Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions; noise levels; and odors.
Worker is subject to a variety of animal drugs and cleaning chemicals; wet and sometimes slick surfaces; zoonotic diseases; and working with animals of unknown temperament, injuries or illness.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal, assess situations, administer injections, determine the dispositions of animals, and perform other tasks related to the position.
Days and Hours- Onsite at our shelter – Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 pm – knowing you may be on call if needed.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences, zoology, biology or closely related field and two (2) years of work experience in animal welfare administration and experience in directly managing and supervising personnel.
An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above. A higher degree does not substitute for work experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
All offers of employment are conditioned upon successful clearance of a background check. This is a safety sensitive position and participation in the Drug and Alcohol Program is required. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared of all conditions.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 – $22.00 per hour
We are not open to the public to come into the building.
We are open by appointment only for adopters
Volunteers only come to the front office.
We do clean thru out the day and sanitize.
Work Location: One location