Staff Position Opening

Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc.

Kennel Tech

Job Description

This position is responsible for daily care of shelter animals. Responsibilities include feeding, cleaning, medical care (as directed by Kennel Manager), and record keeping. You’ll work with potential adopters by showing dogs and cats to them and providing the animals’ age, breed, and personality traits to help them find the best match. Although this position is mainly working with dogs and puppies, you may be asked to provide care/cleaning for our shelter cats.

This position is full time, 5 days/week 40 hours. Pay rate is $8.50/hour.

Job Responsibilities

  • Morning opening of Kennels, which includes letting each dog out of its overnight kennel, cleaning/sanitizing kennels and kennel areas; providing clean bedding

  • Cleaning and sanitizing bowls, toys, and other equipment

  • Feeding and watering animals as needed

  • Putting on and taking of collars, leashes, harnesses

  • Administering medication/vaccines, drawing blood, implanting microchips, etc. as directed by Kennel Manager

  • Bathing dogs when necessary

  • Supervising dogs in play groups

  • Cleaning up any accidents immediately, following cleaning protocol

  • Update/maintain animals’ cage cards, as necessary, to keep current records

  • Transport animals to events, vet, etc. as needed

  • Working with volunteers to walk dogs, etc. and directing community service workers

  • Closing of kennels, which includes ensuring the overnight kennel has clean bedding, fresh food/water and placing the dog in the kennel.

  • Using the laundry facilities to wash bedding

General Qualifications/Personal Attributes:

  • A general love and understanding of animals

  • Must be honest, trustworthy, and drug free

  • Detail oriented, strong multitasking ability.A positive attitude is a must.

  • A team player able to work effectively within a team

  • An ability to think on your feet and improvise in many different situations

  • An ability to maintain composure and be clear headed under pressure

  • To maintain professionalism with clients and coworkers

  • Dependable

  • Desire to maintain a high level of cleanliness

  • Incredible stamina and persistence

  • Excellent time management and an ability to work productively with minimal supervision

  • An ability to follow directions and procedures

Minimum Requirements/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

  • Must be physically able to restrain a dog

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

Kennel Tech duties are not limited to the above and other duties may be assigned as needed by the Kennel Manager.

Contact:

Joe Sprague

HS/SPCA Executive Director

director@hsspca.org

352.793.9117

Posted 2/1/19

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