Cruelty Investigations Specialist

Humane Society of North Texas Fort Worth, TX $10.00 per hour

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the proper handling, care and treatment of any animal brought into the Cruelty Investigations building
  • Monitors any medical and/or behavioral needs of animals brought into the Cruelty Investigations building
  • Assists with the intake process of animals brought into the Cruelty Investigations building
  • Maintains database by entering accurate information on cases and animals.
  • Monitors volunteers coming in/out of the Cruelty Investigations building
  • Assists in the removal of animals in animal seizures and/or negotiated releases
  • Assist Case Manager in related duties
  • Check and clear voice messages, promptly answering, returning phone calls and documenting calls on phone log.
  • Must be eligible to be a “driver” for the Humane Society of North Texas and must perform “driver” duties. Such “driver” duties may include, but not be limited to, driving a Humane Society of North Texas Box Truck, Adoption Trailer, or livestock trailer
  • Keep current inventory of necessary program supplies and reports shortages
  • Monitors the standard maintenance of the Cruelty Investigations building and reports issues to Lead Cruelty Investigator or Director of Cruelty Investigations
  • Assists HSNT assigned staff members in the event of a disaster
  • Assisting staff with their duties, use of equipment and materials.
  • Represent the Humane Society of North Texas by providing excellent customer service and focus.
  • Additional tasks assigned by Lead Humane Investigator and/or Director of Cruelty Investigations

  Education, Experience, Certificates and Licensing Requirements:

·                High school diploma or equivalent.

·                Valid Texas driver’s license

·               Minimum 1 year of animal handling experience

·               Animal Cruelty Investigations training a plus

·               Certified Animal Technician a plus

 Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position:

  • Follow the mission of the Humane Society of North Texas.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Humane Society of North Texas admitting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Humane Society of North Texas policies and protocols, such as, but not limited to, adoption, cleaning and medical protocols.
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
  • Ability to handle animals safely and with patience and gentleness.
  • Ability to represent the Humane Society of North Texas in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers, and staff.
  • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Humane Society of North Texas, with volunteers, the public, and be a team player.
  • Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and computerized format.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong time management skills.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.

Working Conditions

      The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week.

      By nature of the industry, this position may be consistently exposed to airborne particles and/or  animal allergens and odors. There also may be occasional exposure to dead, sick, unruly, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.

      Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual.  Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.

Humane Society of North Texas is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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