Overview

Job details

Salary

$9.86 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

This position is responsible for animal care and client service at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gives incoming animals necessary vaccinations. Treats all animals for parasites and injuries as needed
  • Responds to all animal related emergency calls which may involve pick-up of animals
  • Performs emergency animal rescue services and emergency night call services
  • Examines captured animals for injuries and delivers injured animals to veterinarian for medical treatment
  • Keeps detailed records on all lost and found animals and all animals impounded
  • Follows established disease control protocols to daily clean, disinfect and maintain shelter cages and runs
  • Feeds, waters and provides personal care to detained animals.
  • Performs animal bathing and basic grooming
  • Cleans and maintains kennel areas and performs other shelter duties as requested
  • Maintains equipment in working condition.
  • Reports equipment or supply needs to supervisor
  • Appears in court as needed
  • Maintains open shelter hours for the public
  • Assists clients with animal adoption process.
  • Facilitates client/animal interactions to insure safe and pleasant experience
  • Educates and advises owners regarding the care of their animals
  • Assists the public concerning the surrender, redemption or adoption of animals.
  • Answers general animal concerns or questions
  • Assists the public in a professional manner
  • Cultivates positive client, volunteer and co-worker relations through professional, courteous and educational interactions
  • Performs the day-to-day operations in the Animal Shelter in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Provides leadership to volunteers by providing purpose, direction and motivation

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Experience related to the care or treatment of animals

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Possess and maintain valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and have access to transportation suitable to complete necessary work out of the office

Supplemental information
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB

  • Knowledge of appropriate vaccination procedures and measurements
  • Knowledge of effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic animals
  • Knowledge of different animal breeds and behaviors
  • Knowledge of personal computer operations and Microsoft Office Suite package
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to handle all types of animals
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, and laws in the English language
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas in spoken and written format so individuals may effectively understand and convey communications
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning – ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions; includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together and deciding if an answer makes sense

Location: 307 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $9.86 per hour

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