Animal Care Technician

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Position Title: Animal Care Technician

Reporting to: Animal Care Manager

Employment Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Pay: $11/hour DOE

Work Schedule

  • Position includes weekday, weekend and holiday hours requiring a flexible work schedule depending on needs.

  • Hours and days are subject to change based on department demands.

Under the direction of the Animal Care Manager in all activities and responsibilities, the Animal Care Technician provides direct care, enrichment, and maintenance for all animals in the shelter, including feeding, general husbandry and cleaning of the kennels and shelter areas.    

 
  • Required Skills/Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the public, fellow employees and volunteers.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Gmail, Google Sheets/Docs, and other computer skills that include the ability to prepare reports and maintain an efficient records system.

  • Self-motivated and well organized, able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.

 

  • Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience working with and handling animals in a shelter or similar environment.

  • Knowledge of animal breeds and behavior.

  • Experience with Chameleon (shelter management database system).

 

  • Physical Requirements/Work Environment​

  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb and manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to work outdoors in varying temperatures and climates.

  • Ability to work with animals of varying temperament in noisy conditions.

  • Ability to work with cleaning materials.

  • Ability to use strength and agility while working with active animals.

  • Responsible for presenting a neat and professional appearance to the public at all times.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of animal kennels and other work areas.

  • Assist with coordination of kenneling and movement of animals.

  • Direct and provide guidance for animal care volunteers.

  • Interact with other departments and assist with additional animal care services such as delivery of medication and treatment.

  • Monitor and maintain food and supplies.

  • Perform or assist with maintenance of equipment.

  • Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.

  • Enter data and documentation to update animal records.

  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance; promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals at all times.

  • Maintain positive relationships with co-workers, managers, executive staff, community pet owners, adopters and other stakeholders.

  • Cheerfully acknowledge the presence of customers in all public areas, and interacting with the public in a polite, professional, nonjudgmental manner at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Director of Shelter Operations.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by management. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

The Humane Society of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 
 

Submit a cover letter, resumé and completed HSU application. Applications may be downloaded and printed HERE.

A resumé does not substitute the completion of an official Humane Society of Utah application. Resumés submitted without an application will not be considered. Submit application to info@utahhumane.org, mail to Humane Society of Utah, P.O. Box 573659, Murray, Utah 84157-3659, fax to (801)590-9800, or apply in person at 4242 South 300 West in Murray. No phone calls, please. The position is open until filled.