Employment

We offer both direct animal care and support positions. To apply for any position listed below, click here to download, fill out, save and print the employment application and mail it to:

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 Adoption Counselor Part & Full Time
Salary $11.27 per hour (pro-rated PTO and holiday pay)
Location Sacramento SPCA Adoptions Center
Job Information

Department: Adoptions
Reports to: Adoptions Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

One part time and one full time position

General Summary
It is the responsibility of the Adoption Counselor, under the direction of the Adoption Supervisor, to assist the public with specific adoption service needs, answer questions and concerns and provide needed informationn when called upon. Individuals in this classification represent Sacramento SPCA policies and procedures to the public and are expected to maintain a positive and receptive environment for those individuals visiting or calling the Sacramento SPCA.

Essential Job Functions
1. Greet and assis customers entering the Adoptions lobby. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
2. Listen to customers and provide effective resonses and remedies to their questions and needs.
3. Counsel potential adopters in selecting a pet that fits their lifestyle; discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership; show animals to prospective adopters during shelter open hours; give information about specific animals, and explain the adoption process to shelter visitors.
4. Responsible for knowing which animals are available for adoption and knowing the temperaments and personalities of these pets.
5. Communicated principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Sacramento SPCA to the public.
6. 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. Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
1. Treats animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
2. Assists with tours, lectures, public education programs, fundraising activities and special events as needed.
3. Answers all public telephone calls in a professional manner, routes inquiries to the proper person/department and initiates written messages for follow up.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Basic animal care knowledge. Preferred – Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior and appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
2. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and memos.
3. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
4. Ability to effectively present informaton in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
5. 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.
6. Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word or similar programs.

Education and Experience
1. High school graduate or GED equivalent with 6 months related animal care experience and/or training.

Physical Requirements
1. 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.
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 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.

NOTE: The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level or 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 Customer Service Representation
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.

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 Animal Care Assistant Supervisor
Salary D.O.E.
Location 6201 florin Perkins Rd Sacramento, CA
Job Information

Department: Animal Services

Reports To: Animal Care Manager / Animal Care Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Summary:
This position is responsible for the sanitary and humane care of the kennel facilities and the health and welfare of all animals in the Sacramento SPCA’s care. This position provides direction and oversight to the animal care technicians. This position also performs animal care duties and the euthanasia of animals.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Prepares work assignments, lunch and break schedules, and other projects as needed.
2. Reports all employee issues to the Animal Services Supervisor or Manager.
3. Works collaboratively with Animal Services staff and other shelter personnel to achieve a clean, healthy and sanitary environment for the animals.
4. Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to coworkers in a responsive, positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner and ensures that others working in the kennel area do so as well.
5. Assists with the training of Animal Services staff, works with staff to increase their skill level.
6. Performs, or assists with the euthanasia of animals in accordance with established laws and Sacramento SPCA policy; disposes of the euthanized animal in accordance with established Sacramento SPCA procedure.
7. Completes the daily records for animal euthanasia, instructs staff in the proper disposal of empty Fatal Plus bottles. Ensures that all cabinets containing DEA controlled substances are kept locked and secured in the prescribed manner.
8. Understands the dynamics of the change process and assists the Animal Care Manager to ensure that all animal service activities are reviewed and modified in an effective and efficient manner.
9. Willing to attend meetings and training sessions as required. Works with the Managers and Supervisors to create a team environment.
10. Must be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
11. May work either day or evening shift. As the closing assistant supervisor, ensures all buildings are secured and alarms set.
12. 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. Participates in meetings with other members of the staff as directed by the Animal Care Manager, shares ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions within the programs of the Sacramento SPCA.
2. Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits these values to others.
3. Consistently strives to keep abreast of the animal care field and animal welfare issues, techniques, procedures and equipment.

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. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
3. Ability to read, analyze and interrupt documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence.
4. Ability to get along and work effectively with the public, management, fellow employees, volunteers, and other agencies and groups.
5. Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word or similar programs.
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.

Education and Experience:
1. High School graduate or GED equivalent with advanced study in animal care.
2. One year experience in an animal shelter or animal care facility with emphasis on the care, handling and kenneling of domestic animals

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 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 is 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 Janitor/Handy person Part Time
Salary $11.27 start
Location 6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Job Information

Job Title: Janitor/Handy Person
Department: Operations
Reports To: Animal Services Manager/Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

One part time, 20 hrs per week position available

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Animal Services Manager, this position is responsible for performing janitorial duties for buildings and grounds maintenance at the Sacramento SPCA. Knowledge or willingness to learn proper cleaning and maintenance techniques is essential.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping of flooring.
2. Clean and sanitize bathrooms.
3. Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators in break rooms.
4. Restock supplies in bathrooms, break rooms and common areas.
5. Empty all trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary.
6. Dusting and cleaning office desks and furniture that are not cluttered.
7. Cleaning windowsills and windows.
8. Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.
9. Proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals.
10. Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times.
11. Maintenance of grounds and buildings including light repairs, painting, trimming
12. Other routine maintenance duties as assigned

Additional Duties and responsibilities:
1. 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.
2. 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. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
2. Good client/customer service skills.
3. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
4. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
5. Basic knowledge of cleaning products or willing to learn.
6. Ability to operate a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.
7. Required to have a valid California Driver’s 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. High School Diploma or GED
2. Six months or more related experience.

Physical Requirements:
1. 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.
2. Must stand, walk, climb, crawl, kneel, 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. Pushing/pulling items over 100lbs occasionally.

Working Conditions:
1. 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.
2. 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 Animal Care Attendant
Salary $11.27 per hour to start
Job Information

Department:  Animal Services
Reports to:  Animal Services Manager/Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt, One full time position available

General Summary

Employees in this area have the primary responsibility for the sanitary maintenance and care of all animals housed with the SSPCA, maintaining clean and orderly animal housing and employee work areas, assisting with the placement or euthanasia of animals, maintaining the health and welfare of all animals in the care of the society, and assisting the general public as required.

Essential Job Functions
1.  Responsible for examining and processing animals received by the SSPCA, which includes properly completing necessary paperwork.
2.  Maintains proper identification and records on all SSPCA animals.
3.  Responsible for feeding, watering, and exercising all shelter animals.
4.  Rinses, scrubs and disinfects animal cages, hallways, floors, walls and isolation/quarantine areas; cleans water and food dishes and related kennel equipment and facilities.
5.  Bathes and grooms animals, administers vaccinations and completes preliminary physical examinations in a prescribed manner.  Medicates any animal designated for treatment by the Shelter Veterinarian.
6.  Responsible for daily and periodic checks regarding animal health, safety, cleanliness and overall well-being and to report any significant problems immediately to his/her supervisor.
7.  Assist in conducting behavior assessments and health screenings on incoming animals, to include the decision making process of approval or denial for acceptance into the adoption program.
8.  Performs or assists with the euthanasia of animals in accordance with established laws and SSPCA policy; disposes of the euthanised animal in accordance with established SSPCA procedure.
9.  Maintains proper control of DEA controlled substances.
10. Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner.
11.  Communicates principals that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the SSPCA to the public.

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 with tours, lectures, public education programs, fundraising activities and special events as needed.
3.  Conforms to all safety procedures.
4.  Answers all public telephone calls in a professional manner, routes inquiries to the proper person/department, and initiates written messages for follow up.
5.  Must be punctual and maintain reliable, predictable attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.  Basic animal care knowledge.  Preferred – knowledge of domestic animals, including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems, disease symptoms and handling techniques.
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.  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.  Basic computer skills using standard office programs such as Word or similar programs.

Education and Experience
1.  High school graduate or GED equivalent with six months related animal care experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 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.  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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