Animal Care Technician

Humane Society of North Texas Fort Worth, TX $9.00 per hour
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Essential Functions:

  • Care for, feed, and monitor animals in the shelter
  • Report observed health or behavior issues to department Assistant Manager/Manager
  • Clean assigned areas daily in compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Provide information to the public about Humane Society of North Texas programs and promote good animal care and responsible pet ownership
  • Keep current inventory
  • Maintain assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the department Assistant Manager/Manager
  • Represent the Humane Society of North Texas by providing excellent customer service
  • Protect the confidential information on customers and donors
  • Walk dogs daily in all weather conditions
  • Ability to deal with fractious animals
  • Work with dogs on training, such as leash training and behavioral training based on recommendations from the behaviorist and trainers
  • Additional tasks assigned by department Assistant Manager/Manager
  • Ability to meet physical demands

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

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with animals
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively
  • Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information on paper and computerized format
  • Ability to work under stressful circumstances
  • Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior
  • Self-motivated, works effectively under pressure and has the ability to multi-task
  • Works collaboratively with all departments within the organization
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures
  • Ability to represent the Humane Society of North Texas in a professional manner
  • Must be able to deal with fractious animals
  • Will be subject to exposure of animal odors, extreme levels of ammonia, diseases, possible contagious conditions, bites, scratches, animal waste and moderate noise levels
  • Must support the mission and values of HSNT

 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 40 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance
  • While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

 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

 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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