City of Brenham, TX
  • Animal Services - Shelter/Control
  • 15.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • $15.00 per hour (20 hours or less per week)

Summary

Maintains and cleans city animal shelter including cleaning of animal holding facilities; feeding and watering animals; exercising animals; and assists with animal adoptions when necessary.

WEEKEND POSITION - Normal hours of 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday & 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday - Less than 20 hours per week

The Pay Rate for this position is $15.00 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains clean animal enclosures, runs, treatment and holding areas to ensure a safe and healthy disease-free facility;
  • Performs daily housekeeping and maintenance tasks including, but not limited to; collecting and disposal of general and animal waste, sweeping/mopping floors, washing and drying towels, blankets, bowls and toys, wiping down and disinfecting all surfaces with a variety of chemical and detergent products;
  • Precisely measures, prepares and distributes animal feedings based on weight and schedule;
  • Provides water, walking breaks and facilitates exercise for shelter animals;
  • Reports inventory needs to the supervisor; and
  • Assists shelter staff with adoptions and adoption events.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This is a non-supervisory position.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school graduation or its equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in animal handling, vet office, or boarding facility preferred.

Knowledge Of

Animal behavior; standard office practices and procedures; and facility maintenance practices and procedures.

Skill/Ability To

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public; communicate effectively; apply safety standards to prevent hazards; tolerate adverse working conditions; understand and follow instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Texas driver's license, or reliable means of transportation to and from work.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity, work with tools and equipment, drive vehicles, perform repetitive motions, perform work involving the entire body, stand, and walk and balance on all types of surfaces. The employee is required to bend from the waist, crouch or squat, kneel, sit, crawl, climb, twist, and reach with arms and hands. The employee is required to lift and/or move objects or animals weighing up to 100 pounds, and may be required to carry, push, and pull materials. The employee must be able to see clearly, with or without vision correction, in close situations, at a distance, and peripherally, and be able 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 work environment requires that the employee exercise caution at all times and adhere to safety standards to avoid the risk of personal injury. The employee is exposed to outdoor elements, loud noises, vibrations, strong odors, and angry and/or unhealthy animals. The work environment is noisy and distracting.

City of Brenham, TX
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