Kennel Technician - Part Time
Company: City of Denton
Posted on: June 7, 2021
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
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
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
- Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance
- Performs other duties as assigned
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
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
Must be able to work shifts, including holidays and
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
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
- Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25
- Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50
- Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50
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%)
Overhead Work: I
Fine Dexterity: A
Video Display: E
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
The essential functions of this position require the use of
tools to perform euthanasia on animals.
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
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.
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