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This is a working lead position, performing duties and directing work of shelter assistants and volunteers in assigned areas to achieve safe and efficient operations. Duties include: 1. Animal care including preparing/providing food and water; daily exercise (weather permitting); cleaning and disinfecting all shelter indoor and outdoor areas, including walls, windows, etc; washing dishes; cleaning/disinfecting floors; picking up fecal material; laundry; disposal of trash and animal waste 2. Identifies, monitors and/or cares for sick or injured animals and observes them for unusual physical and behavioral conditions; separates and controls fighting animals; assists with vaccinations and minor medical treatments; reports any condition or inconsistencies as appropriate 3. Shows animals to the public and provides information about individual pets; matches pets with appropriate environments, educates public on pet-owner responsibilities 4. Completes various records and forms such as kennel cards, logs of controlled drugs dispensed, daily activity sheets, receipts for fees; maintains a log and inventory of food and other animal supply needs 5. Checks gates and locks for security purposes and reports any safety or liability concerns to the manager 6. Supports satellite locations and/or adoption or other UAAC events onsite and at offsite locations Ability to: ??? Handle healthy, sick/injured, dangerous, or deceased pets in a safe and humane manner ??? Learn physical and behavioral characteristics of animals; recognize symptoms of common animal diseases; provide basic first aid; learn methods and techniques used in the care and handling of animals ??? Use appropriate (strong) chemicals and cleaning agents ??? Analyze a situation and adopt a course of action ??? Develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, agencies, and organizations ??? Make simple arithmetical calculations (addition/subtraction/multiplication/division) ??? Learn applicable laws, regulations and ordinances ??? Maintain accurate records; understand/follow instructions; operate computer; use tools and equipment ??? Work independently and lead and motivate your team
Relocation costs may be covered.
Supplemental Information: ??? Must be able to lift, move, or carry animals or objects weighing up to 100 lbs. ??? Occasional overtime including weekends and/or holidays will be required ??? Must be able to work closely with animals, hair/dander/etc. for extended periods of time without adverse allergic reactions or fear ??? Comply with UAAC policies and procedures, and all state/federal/local laws, ordinances and regulations ??? Requires two-years experience leading a team; customer service experience; good verbal and written communication skills, and must be detail oriented and organized ??? Must be a high school grad. with valid UT driver license, auto insurance, and good driving record. Must be a legal US resident
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