Employment

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Human Resources
Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Road
Sacramento, CA 95828

If applying online, click the Apply Now button and attach the completed SPCA application form to your completed job inquiry when requested.

Please Note:  All prospective employees will be required to submit to a background check done through the Sacramento SPCA prior to employment.  All positions listed below are open until removed from this page.

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Title Part Time Customer Service Representative
Salary $11.27 an hour start, pro-rated PTO and holiday pay
Location Animal Services Receiving Building
Job Information

Department:  Animal Services
Reports to:  Customer Service Manager/Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt 

One part time position available. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am to 4 pm. Friday, 1pm to 6pm.

General Summary:

It is the responsibility of the Customer Service Representative to input vaccine and customer information into our computer system. This position will assist the public with animal vaccine services and answer questions and concerns. Individuals in this classification state and clarify the Sacramento SPCA policies and procedures to the public and are expected to maintain a positive and receptive environment for those customers visiting or calling the Sacramento SPCA.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Inputs vaccine and customer information captured during vaccines clinics into the Sacramento SPCA computer system.
  2. Precisely records all incoming animals in the prescribed manner.
  3. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  4. Communicates to the public, the principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Sacramento SPCA.
  5. Type and enter data at a rate of 45 words per minute with minimal errors.
  6. Provides friendly professional service to the public and co-workers in a positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.
  7. Answers public telephone calls in a professional manner, routes inquires to the proper person/department and initiates written messages for follow up.
  8. Rinses, scrubs and disinfects animal cages, hallways, floors, walls and isolation/quarantine areas; cleans water and food dishes and related kennel equipment and facilities.
  9. Performs or assists with the euthanasia of animals by injection as required.
  10. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
  2. Helps with tours, lectures, public education programs, fundraising activities and special events as needed.
  3. Assists in routine office projects which include, but are not limited to, membership development, envelope stuffing, preparation of materials for mailing, addressing envelopes, counting pennies, filing, stamping of educational materials, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to make correct change and follow accounting procedures.
  2. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  3. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  4. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  5. Basic office skills: word processing computer, cash register, 10-key, calculator, copy machine and answer telephones in a prescribed manner.
  6. Valid California drivers license with a clear driving record for at least one year prior to application. Driving skills for both standard and automatic transmission vehicles.
  7. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.
  8. Must have basic mathematical and accounting skills.
  9. Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.

Education and Experience:

  1. High school graduate or GED equivalent
  2. Read, write, speak, spell and understand English at a level commensurate with professional job performance.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, may be a disqualification.
  2. Must stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighting up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.

Working Conditions:

  1. May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
  2. By the nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
  3. Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary to meet its business needs.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

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Title Spay/Neuter Clinic Receptionist
Salary $11.27 an hour, pro-rated holiday pay
Job Information

Department:  Spay/Neuter Clinic
Reports To:  Clinic Manager/Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

One full time and one part time position available.

General Summary:
The Clinic Receptionist position is primarily responsible for logging all information from voice mail messages for call back and answering incoming clinic phone calls.  Assists the public with animal spay and neuter services by scheduling appointments and answering questions and concerns.  Individuals in this classification state and clarify the Sacramento SPCA policies and procedures to the public and are expected to maintain a positive and receptive environment for those customers visiting or calling the Sacramento SPCA.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Answers multi-phone system, routing inquiries to the proper person/department and initiates written messages for follow up.
  2. Provides outstanding customer service.
  3. Schedules surgical appointments and assists with animal intake as needed.
  4. Performs data entry, filing, fills out forms, cash register and cash handling.
  5. Communicates to the public the principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Sacramento SPCA.
  6. Provides pricing quotes and inquiries for spay/neuter.
  7. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  8. Aids the general public and their animals when they arrive for surgical appointments.
  9. Must be patient and committed to a high standard of safety.  Must be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
  2. Assists in routine office projects which include, but are not limited to:  membership development, envelope stuffing, preparation of materials for mailing, addressing envelopes, counting coins, filing, stamping of educational materials, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to make correct change, run cash register and Shelter Buddy software.
  2. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  3. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  4. Basic office skills:  computer, word processing, typewriter, cash register, 10-key calculator, Xerox machine and answer telephones in a prescribed manner.
  5. Valid California Driver’s License with a clear driving record for at least one year prior to application.  Driving skills for both standard and automatic transmission vehicles.
  6. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.
  7. Must have basic mathematical and accounting skills.

Education and Experience:

  1. High school graduate or GED equivalent with 6 months customer service experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Preferred:  six months animal experience:  handling, breeds, vaccines and basic knowledge.
  3. Read, write, speak, spell and understand English at a level commensurate with professional job performance.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment may be a disqualification.
  2. Must stand, walk, bend, stoop and sit regularly to perform duties.  Have the ability to perform strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.

Working Conditions:

  1. May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public.  Must be able to deal with an often time emotion-charged public and carry a fast-paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
  2. By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
  3. Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, approved overtime and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

 

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Title Veterinary Assistant
Salary $13.00 per hour
Job Information

Department:  Spay Neuter Clinic
Reports to:  Clinic Manager / Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


General Summary:
While the duties are similar to the Registered Veterinarian Technician there is no license or registration required for this position. The Veterinary Assistant has the primary responsibility for the sterile, sanitary, and efficient operation of the SSPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic. This position assists the staff veterinarians in the primary care and treatment of pre-operative and post-operative surgery animals and maintains all procedures and practices with the Spay Clinic to meet the highest standards possible.

Essential Job Functions
1. Assists in the preparation of the clinic for surgery and performs pre-op surgical duties on animlas selected for surgery.
2. Provides support during surgery to the Staff Veterinarians.
3. Takes temperature, pulse and respiration.
4. Under supervision of a RVT, administers pharmaceuticals such as medications and vaccines.
5. Collects and prepares blood, urine, and feces samples.
6. Performs various procedures under the direct supervision of a Staff Veterinarian or RVT such as intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous injections.
7. Maintains cleanliness of the surgery room and other related areas, to provide a safe, clean and sterile environment.
8. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
9. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules. Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Schedule spay/neuter appointments and complete appropriate paperwork for Spay Clinic related activities (i.e. filing, Spay Clininc correspondance, spay/neuter deposits and refunds, surgery reminders, telephone follow-ups, misc. reports).
2. Assists in tours, lectures, public education programs, special events, and fundraising activities as needed.
3. Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and co-workers in a responsive, positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilties:
1. Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
2. Knowledge of aseptic surgical techniques, animal care and husbandry.
3. Knowledge of anesthesia techniques.
4. Knowledge of sterilization and surgical pack preparation procedures.
5. Knowledge of state and local codes, ordinances and regulations governing quarantine, impounding, care, and disposal of animals.
6. Ability to indentify normal and abnormal animal behavior and symtoms of rabies and other animal disorders.
7. Ability to control and safely handle pharmaceuticals used in the care and handling of animals and disinfectants in the cleaning and disinfecting of animal habitats.
8. Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.
9. Must posses a valid California drivers license, clear driving record at least one year prior to application, and ability to drive both
automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

Education and Experience:
1. High school graduate or GED equivalent with six months of experience assisting a licensed veterinarian in providing medical treatment to animals, including surgical procedures and medical examinations, in an animal shelter, hospital, or similar environment.

Physical Requirements:
1. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, is a disqualification.
2.  Must stand, walk, bend and stoop to perform duties.  Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.

Working Conditions
1.  May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public.  Must be able to deal with an often-times emotion-charged public and carry a fast-paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
2.  By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
3.  Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs..

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

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Title Part Time Digital Media and Communications Associate
Salary D.O.E.
Location 6201 Florin Perkins Rd Sacramento, CA 95828
Job Information
Please send cover letter and resume to Tracie Popma,( tpopma@sspca.org ) or fax (916)383-7062 to her attention. 

Job Title: Digital Media and Communications Associate
Department: Public Relations
Reports To: Public Relations Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Part time 20 hrs per week.

General Summary:
This position supports the development of online marketing and fundraising programs that use technology to build, engage, and interact with the annual supporters and service users of the Sacramento SPCA. It assists with the development and editing of creative content for the Sacramento SPCA’s interactive activities, including but not limited to ongoing web development, e-appeals, social media, and video production.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Stand as an on-site reporter for the Sacramento SPCA to develop creative social communications (Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor, etc.) that fully tell the story of the Sacramento SPCA, its people, and our commitment to the community.
2. Develop engaging and creative personalized web and email editorial content for e-newsletters and appeals, event communications, and program promotions.
3. Contribute to the ongoing development of the Sacramento SPCA’s websites and other digital media by crafting compelling, SEO-optimized and brand-adherent copy and digital content
4. Develop motivating and creative video stories to promote all service lines of the Sacramento SPCA from special adoption promotions to special event fund-a-need videos.
5. Utilize Convio Luminate Online to build, send, and analyze email communications to Sacramento SPCA constituents.
6. Edit existing organizational copy to repurpose for the web, e-appeals, etc
7. Produce and send weekly staff newsletter.
8. Develop ad copy for online ad networks including Google Adwords, Facebook, etc.
9. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
10. Type and enter data at a rate of 40 words per minute with minimal errors.

Additional Duties and responsibilities:
1. Assist in the maintenance of constituent databases, including implementation of donor and constituent segmentation and testing strategies. Monitor, analyze, and report results.
2. Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and coworkers in a responsive, positive, courteous and truthful manner. Understands and follows the chain of command, and does not participate in triangulation.
3. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Exceptional writing and editing skills, with experience writing specifically for the web and crafting messaging that provides understanding and motivates readers to act.
2. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and HTML/CSS.
3. Ability to take initiative on assigned projects and to work both independently and as a part of a team.
4. Great attention to detail with knowledge of AP Style news writing.
5. Excellent verbal communication skills.
6. Ability to effectively operate a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.
7. Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.
8. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees and the general public.
9. Experience in working with government agencies, community groups, volunteers and animal welfare organizations.
10. Must possess a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential organizational information.
11. Have a valid California Drivers license, and clear driving record for one year prior to employment in order to operate SSPCA automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

Education and Experience:
1. Four-year college degree and two to three years of equivalent work experience.
2. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and HTML/CSS.
3. Experience with online communications with an understanding of how emotional and engaging online content drives results.
4. Preferred: Experience with Convio Luminate Online or similar constituent engagement software.
5. Preferred: Experience with video production and editing, including understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Physical Requirements:
5. Allergic condition which would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles, or equipment may be a disqualification.
6. Must stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.

Working Conditions:
1. May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotionally charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
2. By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
3. Must be available and willing to work weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

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Title Registered Veterinary Technician
Salary $16.07/start
Location Spay and Neuter Clinic
Job Information

 

 

Reports to:   Spay Clinic Manager, Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, full time position

General Summary:
The RVT has the primary responsibility for the cost-effective, sterile, sanitary, and efficient operation of the SSPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic. This position assists the staff veterinarians in the primary care and treatment of pre-op and postoperative surgery animals and maintains all procedures and practices with the Spay Clinic to meet the highest standards possible.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Prepares the Clinic for surgery and performs pre-op surgical duties on animals selected for surgery
  2. Provides support during surgery to the Staff Veterinarians.
  3. Takes temperature, pulse and respiration.
  4. Administers pharmaceuticals such as medications and vaccines
  5. Collects and prepares blood, urine, and feces samples
  6. Gives intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous injections
  7. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
  8. Performs the following procedures under the direct supervision of the Staff Veterinarian:

a  Applies casts or splints as necessary
b  Staples or sutures existing skin incisions
c  Administers anesthesia induction by inhalation or intravenous injection
d  Renders emergency animal health care at the scene of an emergency
e  Performs euthanasia in accordance with established policies and California laws
f  Performs routine cleaning and general maintenance of medical equipment, facilities and caging
g Impounds, quarantines and restrains animals as required
h  Examines animals and make referrals to Veterinarian as needed
i  Microchips animals
j  Orders, unloads, stores, and restocks medical supplies and related equipment
k  Provides post-surgical and treatment information to animal owners
l  Assigns and oversees medically related duties to volunteers and Animal Care Attendants
m  Maintains written records for the animal hospital

9. Maintains cleanliness of the surgery room and other related areas, to provide a safe, clean and sterile environment.
10. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employers safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1.       Schedule spay/neuter appointments and completes appropriate paperwork for Spay Clinic related activities (i.e. filing, Spay Clinic correspondence, spay/neuter deposits and refunds, surgery reminders, telephone follow-ups, misc. reports).
2.       Assists in tours, lectures, public education programs, special events and fundraising activities as needed.
3.       Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a responsive, positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1.       Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
2.       Knowledge of aseptic surgical techniques, animal care and husbandry
3.       Knowledge of anesthesia techniques.
4.       Knowledge of sterilization and surgical pack preparation procedures.
5.       Knowledge of State and local codes, ordinances and regulations governing quarantine, impounding, care, and disposal of animals
6.       Ability to identify normal and abnormal animal behavior and symptoms of rabies and other animal disorders
7.       Ability to control and safely handle pharmaceuticals used in the care and handling of animals and disinfectants in the cleaning and disinfecting of animal habitats
8.       Must possess a valid California Drivers license, clear driving record at least one year prior to application, and ability to drive both automatic and standard transmission vehicles.

Education and Experience:
1.       High school graduate or GED equivalent with six months of experience assisting a licensed veterinarian in providing medical treatment to animals, including surgical procedures and medical examinations, in an animal shelter, hospital, or similar environment
2.       Must be licensed and possess registration as a Registered Veterinary Technician by the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine.
3.       Failure to complete any required continuing education units and to maintain this registration in good standing may constitute cause for termination in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, may be a disqualification.
  2. Must stand, walk, bend, stoop, and sit regularly to perform duties. Have the ability to perform       strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.
  3. Individuals who are unable to pass physical requirements due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions:

  1. May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotion-charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful.
  2. By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.
  3. Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

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Title Volunteer Program Assistant
Salary D.O.E.
Start Date 2011-01-12
End Date 2011-01-13
Job Information

Department: Community Services
Reports to: Volunteer Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Full Time

General Summary Under the general direction of the Volunteer Program Manager, the Volunteer Program Assistant provides support and assistance to the Community Services Director and the Volunteer Program Manager, as well as duties under the Community Services Department.

Essential Job Functions 1. Maintains the volunteer room. This includes making copies of the Volunteer Observation Forms, volunteer half sheets, and Pat on the Back Award when needed. Removes outdated e-mails and press releases, takes dirty volunteer aprons to the laundry area, general clean up of shelves and floor. 2. Rotate responsibilities of the New Volunteer Orientation with the Volunteer Program Manager, including signing up trainees for orientation and their first workshop(i.e., K9-1 and Feline workshops). 3. Raiser’s Edge: Inputting new volunteers and updating volunteer information. Add up monthly volunteer hours and log under appropriate volunteer. Provide information to the volunteer Program Manager along with the list of volunteers that do 20 hours or more for that month. Update Love on Loan and Foster volunteers to maintain an accurate list. 4. Rotate responsibilities with the Volunteer Program Manager to do new volunteer completion meetings. 5. Create name badges for new volunteers. 6. Pet of the Week: Fill in when the regular volunteer is unable to go. Select Pet of the Week for the volunteer that handles Channel 10 on Fridays. Working on press releases and general information with the Public Relations Director to give volunteers for the television station to read such as Pay to Spay, discounts on pet adoptions, etc. 7. Fuel the vans when needed, update the mobile binder. 8. Do check-in at monthly volunteer orientations and Community Information Tables when needed. 9. Create new volunteer files and general filing as needed. 10. Voice Mails: Retrieve messages from the Volunteer Program Manager’s voice mail and the main volunteer voice mail on the Manager’s days off. 11. Copy all training packets for K9-1, Feline 1 workshops and behavior and training packets. 12. Assist Volunteer Program Manager for special event and volunteer meetings/holiday party organization and day of activities. 13. Assist in the expansion of the volunteer program for increasing new volunteer orientations and volunteer training workshops. 14. Mobile adoptions support. 15. Assist with various duties as assigned. 16. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance. 17. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules.Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of safe animal handling techniques, basic animal behavior and health. 2. Ability to effectively communicate and get along with a variety of individuals, groups, Sacramento SPCA staff and volunteers. 3. Ability to speak clearly, communicates problems professionally, and writes in a clear, concise manner. 4. Possess excellent organizational skills. 5. Capable of operating a personal computer, copy machine and office telephone system. 6. Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word or similar programs. 7. Possess a valid California Drivers License and clean driving record for one year prior to employment.
Education and Experience 1. At least two years college preferred. 2. Two years experience in an office environment or non-profit organization, including experience with typing, basic accounting and customer service.
Physical Requirements 1. Capable of performing well under varying degrees of pressure. 2.  Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment, may be a disqualification. 3. Must stand, walk, bend, sit and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances.
Working Conditions 1. May be exposed to hostile or abusive members of the public. Must be able to deal with an often times emotionally charged public and carry a fast paced and changing work load which at times can be stressful. 2. By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases. 3. Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
NOTE: The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

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