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Animal Shelter Technician

Company: Kenton County Fiscal Court
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

This is skilled and semi-skilled work involving the maintenance, disease control, and care of the animal in the custody of the county animal shelter. An employee in this class is responsible for assisting in the operation of the animal shelter including performing manual tasks to maintain the building and grounds in a clean and orderly condition. Duties are performed under standard supervision. Maintains accurate and thorough records. Maintains equipment, building, and grounds in a clean and orderly condition and reports needed repairs to the supervisor. Feeds and cares for animals in care. Sells and registers pet licenses. Uses suitable equipment and discretion to safely handle animals as needed. Assists in answering in-person and phone inquiries and solving problems as necessary. Assists with the intake of animals, including administering vaccinations and other routine medical treatments. Assists the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with administering medications and performing blood-draws. Assists the public with the recovery of lost pets by completing lost reports, checking found reports, and making additional recommendations on recovery. Assists the public in choosing a pet for adoption and accurately completing adoption documentation. Assists in opening and closing animal shelter including totaling and balancing receipts. Assists in conducting educational tours of the shelter. May assist with euthanasia for incurable and unadoptable animals when all other resources have been utilized. Performs related duties as required. Ability to work well alongside coworkers and the community. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge and use of exceptional customer service techniques. Ability to comprehend basic written or verbal directives and perform directed tasks. Work efficiently in high demand, stressful situations. Ability to multitask effectively. Basic math, reading and writing skills. Knowledge of safe work practices and ability to apply them in workday situations. Ability to work effectively on a daily basis with limited supervision. Graduate of a standard high school or equivalent. Experience in the care and keeping of small animals; or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities. Be available to work overtime as needed or required. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above Job Description is intended to describe the general content of, and the requirements for, the performance of this job, including the essential functions. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive, all-inclusive statement of job duties, requirements, or responsibilities.

Keywords: Kenton County Fiscal Court, Covington , Animal Shelter Technician, Engineering , Covington, Kentucky

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