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Kennel Technician

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Job Title:             Kennel Technician
Department:       Operations
Reports to:          Kennel Manager

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$9 - $10 an hour

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Full Job Description

Shelby Humane has an audacious goal to become one of the best Animal Shelters in the country. To accomplish this goal, we are seeking a highly ambitious individual who has a driving passion for the welfare of animals and the pizzaz to help us raise both community awareness and funds. An individual who can operate within the box yet think outside of it. Never losing sight of the vision of a Forever Home for each and every one of the dogs and cats that have been surrendered to Shelby Humane.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for feeding, cleaning, and caring for shelter animals.

  • Maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facility and grounds.

  • Complete daily cleaning routines, maintain assigned areas in a clean, organized, and professional manner.

  • Provide kennel enrichment and socialization for animals in assigned areas as time permits.

  • Follow Shelby Humane guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Monitor the health of shelter animals; follow established procedures for sick and/or injured animals.

  • Monitor animals’ temperament/behavior.

  • Ensure animals receive daily exercise.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, management, and the public.

  • Foster positive relationships with the public, volunteers, and staff while promoting our programs, policies, and philosophies.

  • Grooms and bathe cats and dogs.

  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.

  • Supervise and assist volunteers as needed.

  • Assist the Canine or Feline Leads with their duties and responsibilities.

  • Shelby Humane is open seven days a week including holidays. Kennel staff is required to work most weekends and all holidays.

Required Education, Experience & Knowledge

  • Must have a genuine interest in animals and their well-being.

  • Previous experience in customer service.

  • Must be diligent, detailed oriented, and a team player.

  • High School Diploma strongly preferred.

Working Environment

Possible exposure to infectious organisms, animal waste, allergens, chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Datasheets, and potential hostile animals. The noise level is generally loud.

Physical Demands
Individual will be required to stand, walk, and lift up to 50 pounds throughout a normal workday. Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

SHS is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender sexual orientations, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, disabled veteran, or other protected characteristic as required by federal, state and local laws.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $9.00 - $10.00 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbiana, AL 35051: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

23 days ago

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