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Kennel Technician - Part Time

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Under general supervision, is responsible for providing the control, health, safety, and the humane euthanasia of animals. Assists Animal Control officers and other staff as requested. Monitors and observes animals for signs of aggression, illness and provides customer support as needed.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Provides a safe and sanitary environment for the temporary housing of animals by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining animal cages, kennels, pens and runs and ensures all are in good working condition and safe for habitation

  • Provides food, water and proper care for all shelter animals by adhering to schedules and protocols within departmental policy

  • Provides excellent customer service to citizens, volunteers, and internal customers in person or over the phone

  • Communicate with co-workers, Veterinary Technicians, Animal Control Officers, Animal Services Supervisor, Animal Services Manager when there is an animal medical concern

  • Performs humane euthanasia of animals and documents required records regarding animals and drugs, properly disposes of dead animals

  • May assist with administering medication and vaccinations to animals; exercises animals in designated areas.

  • Evaluates temperament, health, and general adoptability of animals to ensure a safe and lasting adoption

  • Creates and maintains animal profile information in shelter software; records and completes screening of animals for current disposition and updates animal profiles

  • Ability to remain calm and professional in high stress situations

  • Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers


  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Prior experience as a Kennel Technician or in related field

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check, social security number verification check, and a polygraph examination

  • Successfully obtain Euthanasia Certification within six months of employment

  • Must be able to work shifts, including holidays and weekends.

  • Must pass a physical examination

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Exposure to animals of unknown temperament and background

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Overall Strength Demands:The bold and italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

  • Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds
  • Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds
  • Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds
  • Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds
  • Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (<10%)

Task: Code:

  • Standing: M

  • Sitting: M

  • Walking: M

  • Lifting: M

  • Carrying: M

  • Pushing/Pulling: M

  • Overhead Work: I

  • Fine Dexterity: A

  • Kneeling: M

  • Crouching: M

  • Crawling: S

  • Bending: M

  • Twisting: M

  • Climbing: S

  • Balancing: M

  • Vision: E

  • Hearing: E

  • Talking: E

  • Video Display: E

  • Other:

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

The essential functions of this position require the use of tools to perform euthanasia on animals.

Environmental Factors:

The essential functions of this position are performedoutside over half of the work year; requires work in high and low temperatures with high humidity equally throughout the year; requires shift work, exposure to chemicals, noise, and vehicle operation.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract.Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Kennel Technician - Part Time, Other , Denton, Texas

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