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ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT Full-time Job

2 weeks ago Administration, Business and Management Savannah   13 views
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Open Until Filled
Multiple Positions Available

Do you have a High School Diploma or GED and enjoy working with animals? Chatham County Animal Services has immediate openings for Animal Care Assistants and we need you!

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Animal Shelter Supervisor, you receive and care for animals brought to the Chatham County Animal Shelter, assist with emergency first aid and medical treatment to sick and injured animals, clean and maintain sanitary conditions at the shelter, assist with euthanasia of sick, injured and unwanted animals, and perform various customer service support functions. The nature of the work performed requires excellent interpersonal and customer services skills as you establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, pet owners, and the general public. Effective communication, both oral and written is essential as you prepare written reports and assist with routine processing of records relative to redemption, adoption, and euthanasia of animals. You will be trained to administer drugs to animals in reference to euthanasia or tranquilization, assist with euthanasia of sick, injured, and unwanted animals in a humane and painless manner, and dispose of deceased animals as approved by the Health Department. The principal duties of this class are performed in an animal shelter and outdoor environment, and are routine in nature, however, the work can be challenging because of dealing with animals that exhibit a wide range of behaviors and the contact with pet owners who may be irate. Animal Services is open seven days per week; availability on evenings, weekends, and holidays is required. Daily hours may vary. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. You must be able to work in an outdoor environment in all seasons and weather. You must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Prior knowledge of proper animal care, behavior, and physical handling of animals is required. You must be able to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions including Federal, State, local and departmental laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations applicable to animal control and care. You must be able to learn the proper use of chemicals and cleaning solutions utilized for quarantine and sanitation practices. You must be able to become skilled in the procedure of administering intravenous, intra-peritoneal, and intra-cardiac injections when administering euthanasia drugs, along with the skill to reasonably estimate an animal’s weight when administering the injections.

Note: During emergencies and disasters affecting Chatham County, you may be required to report to work as part of a disaster operations team.

Location : ANIMAL SERVICES

Posting Start : 04/15/2021

Posting End : 06/30/2021

SALARY RANGE: $29,860.00-$47,776.00

Company Description
There is something very charming and familiar about Chatham County, GA; very historic, yet very now; very suburban, yet very metropolitan; simply an amazing place to live, work, play and raise a family. Chatham County, the 5th oldest county in the State of Georgia (and the largest county outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area), is an idyllic riverfront community containing the beautiful and international city of Savannah and the 3 crystal clear miles of uninterrupted public beach at Tybee Island.