Employment

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

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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 Customer Service Representative
Salary $11.27 an hour start, 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 

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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 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.
Job Information

Job Title: Volunteer program assistant
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Volunteer program manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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 volunteer room. This includes making copies of all necessary forms, removing outdated e-mails and press releases, taking dirty aprons to the laundry, 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.
3. Coordinate volunteers for non-animal related projects such as newspaper sorting and laundry.
4. Create the adoption list and email to volunteers and staff 2-3 times a week. Post in the volunteer room.
5. Point person for the Senior Services Program volunteers.
6. Raiser’s Edge – Input new volunteers and update volunteer information for all volunteer programs. Add up monthly volunteer hours and log under appropriate volunteer. Provide volunteer program manager the information along with the list of volunteers that complete 20 hours or more for that month.
7. Rotate responsibilities with the volunteer program manager in conducting new volunteer completion meetings.
8. Create name badges for new volunteers.
9. Pet of the Week – Fill in when the regular volunteer is unable to go. On Fridays, select a pet of the week for the volunteer that handles Channel 10 on Saturday mornings.
10. Divide small animal training with the volunteer program manager.
11. Fuel the Ford van, Petco van and the Trailblazer when necessary.
12. Create new volunteer files and provide general filing as needed.
13. Update mobile van supplies, flyers, and pamphlets.
14. Provide mobile adoption event support.
15. Voice Mails – Retrieve and respond to messages from extensions 9051 and 9133.
16. Copy all training packets for K91, Feline Workshops, and Senior Services.
17. Assist volunteer program manager with special events, volunteer meetings, and annual holiday party organization.
18. Help coordinate and staff the bi-annual book sales.
19. Organize and recruit volunteers for the monthly senior vaccine clinic.
20. Coordinate volunteer transport for senior clients. Schedule appointments as needed for services.
21. Assist with operations of the monthly senior vaccine clinic.
22. Coordinate pet food donations and distribution to seniors and their pets. Track outgoing food using Pet Point.
23. Return senior services voice mails. Educate on spay/neuter and vaccine clinics.
24. Assist with various duties as assigned.
25. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
26. 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. 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, SSPCA staff, and volunteers. The volunteer department has volunteers in every department of the shelter.
3. Ability to speak clearly, communicates professionally, and writes in a clear, concise manner.
4. Possess excellent organizational skills and time management.
5. Capable of operating a personal computer, copy machine and office telephone system.
6. Possess typing speed of 55 WPM.
7. Public speaking experience a plus.
8. Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word and Excel or similar programs.
9. 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.
3. Strong people skills.

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 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 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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