Full-Time Shelter Technician
POSITION: Shelter Technician I
DEPARTMENT: Animal Care & Control
SALARY: $11.51 – $17.77/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
OPEN: January 26, 2018
CLOSES: February 5, 2018
JOB SUMMARY: Under close supervision and direction from the Lead Shelter Technician, performs working level duties in providing for the care and treatment and for the general welfare of animals at the Davis County Animal Shelter.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Works with and around all types of animals and animal matter in enclosed areas. Performs kenneling of dogs and cats delivered to the shelter; maintains physical control of both large and small dogs and feral cats by using a catchpole, squeeze trap, and other restraint devices. Provides food and water for animals; grooms and bathes animals for adoptions; provides other necessary care for animals housed at the shelter. Administers medications, as directed by the Shelter Veterinarian, to animals recovering from injuries and/or surgeries; administers vaccinations; maintains records. Cleans animal cages, kennels, traps and transport carriers; assists in daily routine cleaning. Performs and assists daily with euthanasia and disposal of animals of various sizes. Meets and assists visitors who come to the shelter; provides information to the public; answers questions and helps resolve problems; receives and responds to citizen complaints. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation or equivalent. Preference for experience or training in animal science or animal care.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess or obtain (within six months of hire date) a valid Euthanasia Certification from an authorized entity. Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.