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Apply in person at the Humane Society of Washington County, Inc. or download a job application. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter, one letter of reference, and completed application to tpreston@hswcmd.org.

Applications are valid for 60 days. If you have not heard from us within that period, you will need to reapply. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Customer Service Representative -- Full Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The Customer Service Representative is self-motivated, energetic, organized, and outgoing with a compassion for animals. The CRS works as part of a team working together to find the best possible outcomes for homeless animals. With poise and professionalism the CSR is responsible for customer service activities associated with receiving of animals, graciously accepting donations, processing retail sales, returning animals to their owners, answering phones and directing calls, and matching animals with adopters. The CSR greets visitors, answers questions, and provides assistance and/or direction as to public concerns. The CSR maintains accurate and timely records.  All HSWC staff actively supports the mission and vision of the Humane Society of Washington County. The CSR acts as an example of responsible animal guardianship in the community. 

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively engages in open, dialogue-based adoption practices.
  • Actively supports Meet your Match programs including Feline-ality, Canine-ality, and SAFER.
  • Asks for donations, promotes agency events, and works to engage all visitors in the HSWC vision and mission.
  • Responsible for admitting animals to the facility. This includes the gathering of information concerning the animal, completing appropriate documentation/releases, assigning identification number and placing the animal in the receiving area for shelter intake.
  • Responsible for collecting fees and completing necessary forms and receipts associated with incoming animals, adoptions, citations, the sale of dog licenses, the sale of retail items and special events.
  • Assists customers who are seeking lost pets and those interested in adopting. Responds to questions about specific animals and the adoption process. Assists customers in completing Meet your Match surveys and applications. Coordinates and facilitates animal showing with the Animal Care staff.
  • Maintains inventory of forms and other supplies used in Customer Service. Responsible for keeping all Customer Service areas neat, organized, and professional at all times.
  • Responsible for completing necessary paperwork for rabies exposure incidents, donations, public complaints, and public assistance programs.
  • Assists with other customer related duties as directed. This includes, but is not be limited to; adoption counseling, lost & found, data entry, special events, telephone, requests for euthanasia, cremation procedures, retail activities, and public assistance programs.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records of all transactions in the shelter software system.
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner and provides knowledgeable information to the public.
  • Responsible for the handling of financial transactions and daily accountability and balancing of receipts.
  • Stays abreast of current issues within HSWC, the community, and animal welfare that may impact client issues.
  • Oversees HSWC visitor log tracking and reporting to the CSM.
  • Keeps Food Pantry areas in Customer Service stocked and organized. Tracks donation revenue from program.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED, valid driving license with clean record.
  • Must be available to work daytime, evenings, and weekends as assigned.
  • Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of commonly associated software programs.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to follow instructions as given in either form.
  • Ability to handle stressful and/or difficult situations as presented by visitors, staff and/or volunteers.
  • Ability to safely and humanely handle, restrain or move healthy, sick, injured, or diseased animals.
  • Ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes.
  • Ability to work in environments with possible exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, traffic hazards, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, work with all species, and have the physical ability to maintain balance, stoop, crouch, and reach over your head.
  • Demonstrates understanding and ability to communicate effectively the policies & procedures of the Humane Society.
  • Willingness to perform humane euthanasia and prepare bodies for rabies testing as directed (when trained)
  • Cooperative work ethic and willingness to fill in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as directed by the ACM or their designee.
  • Follow all procedures established to maintain a safe work environment including using Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), safe animal and chemical handling, reporting all near misses and accident.
  • All other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work environment may have regular exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as zoonotic disease, parasites, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation. Standing on feet for 8 – 10 hours per day. Computer usage.

Employment Disclaimer:  This job description is not a contract.  Management reserves the right to change its contents at any time.  The HSWC complies with guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Humane Society of Washington County is an at-will employer. 

Veterinary Center Director -- Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Veterinary Center Director is in charge of the day-to-day operations for the entire veterinary clinic. The VC Director delegates duties as needed to achieve clinic goals and oversees support staff to ensure individual duties are being completed, but ultimately is expected to step in and work alongside staff as needed to meet goals. This position is a supervisory position, and the successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership, direction, and discipline when necessary. The VC Director will serve as point person for the dissemination of information to staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the human resources of the clinic including, but not limited to:
    • Handles recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers;
    • Tracks employee time off (requested and approved);
    • Approves payroll of designated staff;
    • Maintains sound HR practices;
    • Ensures proper training of staff and team building for all staff including but not limited to:
      • Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic;
      • Provides regular performance reviews and check ins;
      • Manages and diffuses staff interpersonal issues.
  • Ensures policies in medical and procedural standard operating procedures are followed and updated as needed;
  • Ensures proper procedures are in place for animal handling, disease control, and patient care;
  • Ensures staff are properly trained and using their time efficiently and effectively;
  • Ensures the clinic has proper working equipment and supplies and that the clinic is in compliance of all regulations and codes;
  • Actively supports associate staff and volunteers, and promotes the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission;
  • Follows the clinic philosophy and guiding principles;
  • Ensures that the public receives world-class customer service that is courteous, respectful and professional service from all staff according to our philosophies and guiding principles, and handles client complaints or concerns so the situation is diffused;
  • Fills in for positions in the clinic where needed;
  • ​Conducts and participates in meetings with staff to review procedures, discuss workplace issues and share ideas. Works closely with Executive Leadership to develop long-range programs, review policies and procedures, and financial statements.

Financial Oversight

  • Recommends yearly budget for Executive approval and manages clinic’s resources within those budget guidelines.
  • Measures clinic performance with regards to finances and specific program services and maintains daily, weekly, and monthly clinic reports.
  • Markets the clinic to increase our client base by outreach to the public and developing relationships with humane and professional agencies for referrals.
  • Writes written materials including appeals, newsletters, social media posts, and website materials in conjunction with Development staff.
  • Works with Development to secure ongoing funding for clinic through building donor relations, corporate sponsorships, in-kind donations, special events, and increasing client usage at the clinic.
  • Works with accounting to manage accounts receivable accounts to ensure accounts are paid in prompt manner.
  • Reviews all invoices prior to approving including credit cards, ER bills, and vendors.
  • Reviews medical and office inventory spreadsheets to ensure proper spending.
  • Handles daily deposits.
  • ​Monitors financial statements and adjusts spending as necessary to remain within budget on all line items.

Media & Outreach

  • Assists in the design of materials for promotions, marketing, and fundraisers.
  • Actively promotes spay and neuter, and educates clients on responsible pet care.
  • Represents the clinic in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
  • Participates on committees and special projects as assigned. This may include, but is not limited to, such projects as speaking engagements and community education.
  • Periodically attends Board meetings to provide a status of clinic operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS

This position requires multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Flexibility and adaptability will be invaluable as job duties may fluctuate from day to day and even moment to moment. The ability to communicate assertively and effectively with staff and clientele is essential. The ideal candidate will demonstrate self-initiative and the capacity to work independently.  The Director must be able to objectively evaluate clinic logistics and implement working solutions to inefficiencies in real time. Work duties may include occasional weekends and evenings, with advance notice, and the Clinic Director should anticipate occasional disruptions of his/her personal life after work hours (employees calling off, scheduling crisis, etc.).

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • 5 years managing people a plus
  • Experience with media
  • Experience with development
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Customer service experience
  • Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) certification preferred
  • Familiarity with Humane Alliance methods and protocols a plus

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks 
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner

EMOTIONAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
  • Must be able to cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
  • Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
  • Ability to delegate tasks and make decisions

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The offices and operations of a veterinary clinic can be high stress and very busy at times. The schedule can change and may require weekend or evening hours to complete the job. Can include working some holidays, depending on clinic needs. Traveling and training often requires travel on weekend days. Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes on short notice. Work environment may have regular exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as zoonotic disease, parasites, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation. Standing on feet for 8 – 10 hours per day. Computer usage.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Encourages the use of volunteers, the solicitation of monetary and the use of in-kind donations whenever possible.
  • Develops new ideas with staff in order to work towards the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Provide support in the absence of staff.
  • Communicates in an effective and professional manner with public and all HSWC staff and volunteers.
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated HSWC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
  • As a member of the Management Team, lead agency staff and volunteers to a high standard of performance. Works in collaboration with Development Director, Director of Operations, VP/COO and Chief Executive Officer.  Makes decisions on behalf of the agency in regard to volunteers and animal program management, customer relations, and budget administration. Generates funds to support programs. Is on call to the shelter and responds to emergencies seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Employment Disclaimer:  This job description is not a contract.  Management reserves the right to change its contents at any time.  The HSWC complies with guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Humane Society of Washington County is an at-will employer. 

Field Services Officer --  Full Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Enforces appropriate local and state laws and ordinances concerning but not limited to the care and treatment, vicious and dangerous dogs, running –at-large, barking, kenneling, licensing and impounding of animals. Conducts investigations and inspections, issues citations and warnings, and records daily activities. Educates the public about relevant animal regulations and humane animal care. Prepares, presents and participates in cases for hearings and/or court appearances as necessary. Receives calls from the public concerning alleged animal control and/or cruelty violations, rescues, animal pick-up, bite investigations, etc. Performs the functions of dispatching officers, maintains records and submits reports.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Routinely    patrols    designated    areas    and enforces  local  animal  ordinances   and   state animal laws. Responds to dispatched calls in priority  order  and  determines  appropriate action.
  • Apprehends and confines stray, injured, and nuisance domestic and wild  animals  in  the  most safe, humane and approved manner possible. Administers emergency first aid. Euthanizes animals if necessary and permitted. Transports animals   to    sheltering    facility    and/or veterinary clinic. Prepares animals for rabies testing.     Properly     disposes     of     deceased animals.
  • Conducts general  investigations  of  animal related   problems   such   as   barking   dog complaints,  livestock   kills   and   possible cruelty situations. Prepares written investigative reports that may   be   introduced into    court    as    legal   evidence.
  • Transports severely injured or ill animals to emergency veterinary hospital when on-site veterinary     shelter     staff     are     unavailable. Works in cooperation with shelter contract veterinarian    and    other    veterinary    experts during    the    resolution    of    court   cases.
  • Engages     in     public     outreach     and     participates in public events as directed.  Promotes  the positive   image   of   Field   Services    Officers    in the   community.   Distributes   pet   food, spay/neuter     information,     and     other     supplies to    pet    owners    in   need.
  • Assists    pet    owners    to    prevent    animal  surrender    due    to    lack    of    resources.      Engages in    creative    solutions    to    support    pet    owners  in    following   ordinance.
  • Arbitrates   disputes   if   possible.    Issues warnings, citations and arrest warrants when necessary.    Appears    for    scheduled    court    dates and hearings, and testifies regarding civil infractions, custody cases and cruelty charges. Coordinates    efforts   with other community professionals such as  police officers,    court    officials    and   veterinarians.
  • Assists callers with information regarding situations    such    as    nuisance    or    trapped animals and answers questions about animal control policies and laws. Provides public education while in the field  regarding responsible pet ownership, animal laws, and ordinances.
  • Responds to night emergency call on  a  rotating basis;  assists  fellow   officers   as   requested and/or necessary; works overtime as requested and/or    to    complete    regular   duties.
  • Performs the duties and responsibilities  of dispatcher    on    a    rotational    basis    as  assigned.
  • Cleans  and  inspects  department  vehicle  and equipment daily and reports problems. Performs vehicle   maintenance   and    related    task    as necessary.
  • Assists    in    shelter    cleaning,    and    with    the    care and   euthanasia   of   impounded    animals    when necessary.
  • Makes   humane   euthanasia   decision    regarding animals  brought  in  after  hours  that   are sick/injured    in    accordance    with    existing   SOP.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment,  and  monitors  work  environment  to ensure  safety   of   employees   and   other individuals.
  • Performs general clerical tasks, provides backup coverage to other officers and dispatch as needed, participates in meetings and special assignments as directed.
  • Other duties, tasks, assignments and/or responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic   knowledge,   skills   and    abilities including:     animal     health     and     well-being, breed, species, sex and age, care of wild and domestic     animals,     animal     and     zoonotic diseases.
  • Basic knowledge of law enforcement techniques, principals   and   practices.   Ability   to    learn local  and  state   animal   laws   and   court procedures.   Ability   to   recognize    signs    of animal    neglect,    abuse    and   cruelty.
  • Ability to attend job related training and satisfactorily   complete   such    training    including, but  not  limited  to,  euthanasia   methods   and techniques;  humane  animal  capture  and  humane restraint methods; and interpreting animal body language.
  • Satisfactory communication skills, both oral and written, with animal owners, veterinarians, law enforcement      officers,      prosecutors,     attorneys, other    citizens,    at    hearings,    public    events,   etc.
  • Must  be  at  least  21  years  of  age,  possess   high school   diploma    or    GED,    valid    driving    license with   clean   record   and   be   able    to    successfully pass    a    criminal    background   evaluation.
  • Ability  to   lift   50   – 100   pounds,   work   with   all species, and have the physical ability to climb & maintain balance, stoop,  crawl,  jump,  crouch,  and reach   overhead.
  • Ability  to  operate  and  control  the   actions   of equipment,    machinery,    tools    and/or    materials relevant    to    the    job   duties.
  • Ability to work all shifts, on-call and overtime.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year experience in Animal Sheltering, Animal Control or Humane Investigations.
  • One year experience in general Law Enforcement.
  • Euthanasia certified.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work environment may have regular exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as zoonotic disease, parasites, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation. Standing on feet for 8 – 10 hours per day. Computer usage.

Employment Disclaimer:  This job description is not a contract.  Management reserves the right to change its contents at any time.  The HSWC complies with guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Humane Society of Washington County is an at-will employer.  

Animal Admissions Counselor -- Full Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The Animal Admissions Counselor works under the direction of the Animal Admission Manager welcoming patrons to the HSWC and through counseling helping clients determine alternatives to intake and accepting animal surrenders when this is the best option for the animal and family.  The Animal Admission Counselor is a proactive problem-solver and energetic multi-tasker who is able to transition flawlessly from Admission Counseling to animal receiving process – intake exam, cage preparation, vaccinations, and record-keeping when needed.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Counsels patrons wishing to surrender animals by offering alternative solutions.
  • Provides resources and support to patrons enabling them to successfully rehome unwanted pets on their own.
  • Converts patrons wishing to surrender pets to potential foster homes through conversation.
  • Supports the human/animal bond by providing public education and resources to patrons such as Pet Food Pantry, Public Assistance Vouchers, Behavior and Training alternatives, Trap/Neuter/Return options, Feral Cat Management, and Humane Wildlife Solutions.
  • Assists with reuniting lost pets with their guardians by matching lost and found reports, coordinating lost and found newspaper advertisements, and processing required paperwork. 
  • Provides basic intake of animals coming into the shelter including physical exam, subcutaneous vaccinations, venipunctures for blood tests, deworming, parasite diagnosis and treatment, basic ear/wound cleaning and evaluate overall health/physical condition.
  • Assists staff evaluating animal medical conditions
  • Safely handles and restrains animals using low stress handling techniques and personal protective equipment.
  • Follows all protocol to minimize disease transmission by maintaining high standards of cleanliness of all animals, equipment and cages.
  • Works collaboratively with staff to clean and care for animals in the Receiving room.
  • Cleans Receiving Clinic room and equipment. 
  • Enters and ensures medical records, intake information, and pictures into shelter software.
  • Works collaboratively with Health and Behavior Coordinators to move animals out of Receiving when intake is done and space is available in shelter.
  • Notifies the Animal Admissions Manager, Animal Care Director or Health and Behavior Coordinators of high priority medical conditions that may need to be sent to a veterinarian for further evaluation or treatment.
  • Ensures all Clinic supplies are stocked and equipment is in working order.  Notifying Admissions Supervisor of supply and equipment needs. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous supervisory, customer service, and veterinary clinic experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Candidates must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail and client service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate animal care vehicles including vans
  • Availability to work daytime, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Formal animal care experience a plus
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals with kindness and respect
  • Report all damage and needed repairs for equipment or facility to the AAM or their designee.
  • Transport animals to various locations as needed following standard state laws.
  • Deal with conflicts, questions, and problems in a professional manner and with consideration for the good of the organization.
  • Follow the HSWC Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Organized and efficient with large amounts of medical information.
  • Perform humane euthanasia and prepare bodies for rabies testing as directed (when trained)
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as directed by the AAM or their designee.
  • Follow all procedures established to maintain a safe work environment including using Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), safe animal and chemical handling, and reporting all near misses and accidents.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driving license with clean record.
  • Ability to learn animal first aid and CPR, perform euthanasia, basic laboratory techniques and basic animal grooming techniques.
  • Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries, animal species, breeds, ages, and gender.
  • Basic math skills to calculate medication dosage for animals.
  • Ability to learn humane animal capture and humane restraint methods and the ability to interpret animal body language.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow direction and/or instruction as given either orally or written.
  • Must have insurable valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to be vaccinated with pre-exposure rabies.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work environment may have regular exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as zoonotic disease, parasites, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation. Standing on feet for 8 – 10 hours per day. Computer usage.

Employment Disclaimer:  This job description is not a contract.  Management reserves the right to change its contents at any time.  The HSWC complies with guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Humane Society of Washington County is an at-will employer. 

Animal Care Technician Level 1 -- Part Time

    GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    Working under the direction of the Animal Care Manager or their designee, the Animal Care Technician functions as part of the Animal Care team - working independently and collaboratively to provide a clean, safe, healthy environment for the animals, staff, and visitors of the Humane Society.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Providing prompt and courteous first point of contact for clients while showing adoptable animals - from small mammals to livestock 
    2. Minimizing disease transmission by maintaining high standards of cleanliness of all animal and public areas
    3. Following all protocols to provide basic care to all animals including but not limited to:

    • Feeding  
    • Medical Care and Treatments
    • Grooming
    • Disinfection and Disease Control
    • Food Bank  
    • Humane Euthanasia
    • Enrichment
    • Behavior and Training  
    • Rabies Clinics and Adoption Events

    4. Maintain proper opening and closing procedures for the facility.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    1. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    2. Candidates must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
    3. Strong attention to detail and client service skills 
    4. Strong oral and written communication skills
    5. Ability to operate animal care vehicles including vans, box truck, and horse trailer.
    6. Availability to work daytime, evenings, weekends, and holidays
    7. Formal animal care experience a plus
    8. Candidates must be committed to treating animals with kindness and respect
    9. Assist with inventory and restocking supplies.  
    10. Report all damage and needed repairs for equipment or facility to the ACM or their designee.
    11. Transport animals to various locations as needed following standard state laws.
    12. Deal with conflicts, questions, and problems in a professional manner and with consideration for the good of the organization.
    13. Follow the HSWC Standards of Conduct.
    14. Ensure shelter, storage areas, animal housing areas, and prep room area are neat and orderly.
    15. Ensure ACM or their designee is aware of animals in need of medical care.
    16. Perform humane euthanasia and prepare bodies for rabies testing as directed (when trained)
    17. Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as directed by the ACM or their designee.
    18. Follow all procedures established to maintain a safe work environment including using Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), safe animal and chemical handling, reporting all near misses and accidents
    19. All other duties as assigned. 

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
     
    High School Diploma or GED required and experience working within Animal Care is strongly preferred but not required. Must be 18 years of age.  

    NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Ability to learn animal first aid and CPR, perform euthanasia, basic laboratory techniques and basic animal grooming techniques. 
    Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries, animal species, breeds, ages, and sexes. 
    Basic math skills to calculate medication dosage for animals. 
    Ability to learn humane animal capture and humane restraint methods and the ability to interpret animal body language. 
    Good interpersonal and communication skills. g. Basic computer skills. 
    Ability to follow direction and/or instruction as given either orally or written. 
    Ability to work daytime, evenings, and weekends as assigned. 
    Must have insurable valid driver’s license. 
    Ability to be vaccinated with pre-exposure rabies. 
    Must be able to lift up 40 lbs. bags of pet food and litter over long periods. 
    Must be able to lift 50 to 100lbs with assistance.    

    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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Work environment may have regular exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as zoonotic disease, parasites, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, pathogenic substances, animal attacks or animal bites. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. 

    INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Animal Care Technicians are essential personnel in that animals housed at the shelter need care every day, year  round. Animal Care Technicians are expected to make plans to safely get to work during inclement weather or  be willing to stay overnight at the shelter in order to ensure the daily needs of the animals are met. 

    Employment Disclaimer

    This job description is not a contract – management reserves the right to change its contents at any time. This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    The Humane Society of Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a 501 © (3) non-profit. We are not a county agency and have no county employees.
    The HSWC is a tobacco free facility.
    The HSWC complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.