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Animal Care Technician (FT)

Company: SEAACA
Location: Downey
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN$15.5030 - $19.2055 hourly, generous benefit package, including 14% agency contribution to retirement. (unbenefited position during training) (MUST APPLY IN PERSON) 9777 Seaaca Street. Downey, CA 90241. For full description visit us at the direct supervision of the Facility Supervisor, Lead Animal Care Technician and Senior Animal Care Technician, cares for the animals that come into SEAACA Animal Care Center and maintains the facility. Working hours and days off may be rotated. Hours may be for various durations, up to 12 hours a day, however, normally do not exceed eighty (80) hours in any two week period and include weekends and holidays.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Provides food and water for domestic, exotic and wild animals at shelter.Cleans and disinfects animal enclosures (some outside of the building) and feed bowls.Impounds animals into animal care center and releases animals to owners and new adopters.Humanely euthanizes animals.Provides quality customer service.Maintains facility.Computer data entry, record keeping, and scanning animals for microchips.Observes animals for signs of illness or injury and reports these to Veterinary Division.Other work as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXAMINATIONS:Must possess a high school diploma from accredited high school or General Equivalency Degree. (GED)California high School Proficiency Exam Certificate (CHSPE).Successful completion of a physical examination, drug screening, and Live Scan background check.Ability to pass a specified written test with a minimum score of 70%.Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.Demonstrates a competent work history and attendance record in good standing.Minimum 18 years of age.DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:Animal breeds and knowledge of behavior traits.Proper methods of safely handling and restraining a wide variety of animals.Animal nutritional needs.Symptoms of common diseases of dogs and cats.PHYSICAL CLASSIFICATIONS/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Ability to lift 50 pounds as demonstrated by a challenge test.Extensive direct handling, carrying and restraining of animals, both large and small and carrying of supplies and equipment.Extensive stooping, bending and carrying.Communicate effectively with residents, staff and city contacts in person and by telephone.Manual dexterity sufficient to prepare handwritten records and for computer data entry.Must be able to tolerate loud animal noises and objectionable odors.Endurance sufficient for standing and walking during entire duty shift.Occasional running to apprehend loose animals evading capture.PHYSICAL CLASSIFICATIONS/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (continued):Ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires multitasking.Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in a constantly changing team and department environment.Effectively communicates using excellent telephone etiquette skills.Compose, prepare and read typewritten or handwritten documents.Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Work with customers and co-workers in a respectful and sensitive manner.Values the interaction of others.Exercises nonjudgmental and critical listening in conjunction with understanding; accepting and respecting the opinions, feelings and perspectives of others.WORK CONDITIONS:Work in unsanitary environment. Must be able to work around animal fur, dangerous and aggressive animals. Incumbents are exposed to and/or in contact with chemicals used to perform humane euthanasia.OTHER DUTIES:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:Must be able to regularly lift, carry, restrain and capture animals between 60-70 pounds, occasionally up to 100 pounds.On a continuous basis, sit at a desk in front of a computer screen; intermittently twist to reach equipment or supplies surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and computer keyboard on a daily basis; walking, bending, stooping and reaching to access files and materials; and intermittently lift or carry boxes of various weights.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 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.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:Initial appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a physical examination; drug screening, Live Scan background check and verification of identify and right to work in the United States. Hiring is contingent on selected candidate passing a background check before a formal offer can be extended.SEAACA9777 Seaaca StreetDowney, CA 90241Position will remain open until filled.Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is an equal opportunity employer.Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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