Employment Opportunities & Available Positions
General Job Requirements:
• Feed, water and safely move animals; obey all special restrictions placed on animals; exercise caution when handling animals and seek help when necessary.
• Mark all kennel cards and report any abnormalities to management as soon as possible.
• Clean and disinfect all housing and holding areas according to established guidelines in the required time periods as well as throughout the day.
• Ensure that all animals are safe and secure when cleaning is finished.
• Socialize animals as time allows.
• Have adequate understanding of The SPCA of Bradley County adoption and disposition policies and be able to communicate them to the public.
• Have adequate familiarity with all of The SPCA of Bradley County forms and their use.
• Greet all guests in a pleasant manner, being objective, courteous and reasonable at all times. Assist in directing the public to appropriate areas.
• Determine applicant suitability for adoption according to the SPCA of Bradley County’s policies.
• Counsel adopters in general care, training and ownership responsibilities.
• Respect the physical shelter and equipment; report all building, caging and environmental problems to management as soon as possible.
• Ensure that all equipment is in good repair, adequately stocked and kept neatly in its appropriate place.
• Must respect animals and believe in The SPCA of Bradley County mission and philosophy.
• Attend all scheduled meetings on and offsite.
• Assume other duties as needed. Be a team player.
• Able to follow and complete task lists each day given by Management.
• Be “On Call” one night per week (sometimes maybe twice) for the Bradley County Sheriffs Department for Emergency Animal Service which can include picking up injured and/or aggressive animals, taking custody of animals in cases of neglect, abuse, or abandonment.
• Able to work independently or work with a group.
• Ability to lead / supervise volunteers in proper handling of animals.
Animal Care Attendants – are tasked with assisting the kennel technician in any tasks or duties necessary including kennel cleaning, walking, feeding, medicating, etc. Answers directly to the supervising Kennel Technician.
• 18 years or older
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Available to work an extended schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays according to job demands.
• Ability to accommodate adjusted schedule to cover staff shortage or shelter hours.
• Driver License and reliable transportation
• To be active, dependable, and flexible
• Be able to complete basic household chores such as sweeping, mopping, dishes, and laundry.
• Able to handle big and/or difficult dogs.
• Must be able to pass a drug test.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
• Experience / comfortable with both cats and dogs
• Experience working with animals and/or rescue
• Past experience volunteering (especially in the animal field)
• Any kennel experience
Starting pay is $8.00 with a small raise considered after 3-month probationary period.