City of Farmington
  • 15-May-2018 to 28-May-2018 (MST)
  • Animal Shelter
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 9.50
  • Hourly
  • Temporary-Part Time

No Benefits


JOB OPENING CITY OF FARMINGTON

JOB POSITION #78: TEMPORARY ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  2

DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

WORK LOCATION: Farmington Animal Shelter

HIRING RANGE: $9.50 per hour

PAY SEASONAL: Seasonal

TYPE OF POSITION:  Temporary, Full-Time DAYS WORKED: Varied

HOURS WORKED: 8AM to 5PM or 9AM to 6PM

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL:
Monday, May 28, 2018

JOB DUTIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the supervision of the Animal Services Manager and the Animal Welfare Director.

Cares for, feeds and houses animals at the animal shelter; provides maintenance and upkeep for the animal shelter.

Assists in the adoption of animals.

Assists in the process of euthanasia of animals by lethal injection.

Determines health status of animals.

Maintains records and files for the animal shelter and the animals housed there.

Assists in the intake of animals, weighing, vaccinating, aging and determining sex.

Must be able to do data entry in an efficient manner.

Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.

Carries out duties in conformance with City laws and ordinances.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Maintains departmental equipment, supplies and facilities.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Must be at least 16 years of age.  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Excellent public relations skills.  Ability to handle vicious animals and animals with behavior issues.

Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds individually.

Ability to receive money and make proper change.

Ability to work around animals without allergic reaction.

Ability to cope emotionally with the euthanasia.

Knowledge of and concern with animals.

Previous experience as veterinarian assistant, animal care and or medical facility preferred but not required.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Ability to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Must have a telephone at residence.

Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.

Extensive background checks required.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program. 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motor vehicle, animal capture equipment, first aid equipment, catch poles, leashes, gloves and ropes to handle animals, cleaning materials in shelter maintenance, including bleach and other chemicals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings including weekends and holidays.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds individually. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

City of Farmington
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