SPCA of Bradley County, TN

No-Kill Animal Shelter
1570 Johnson Blvd SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: (423) 790-1915

Employment Opportunities & Available Positions


The SPCA is looking to hire two part time Kennel Technicians. Applicants should carefully review the Job Requirements and Preferences before applying. This is not a job for just cuddling puppies or kittens. The work is hard and the standards are high. Applicants must be comfortable working with both cats and dogs although the positions will be primarily with one or the other. Preference will be given to applicants who can skillfully handle both. 

To apply please email a resume to:  [email protected] 

Job Description:

The SPCA of Bradley County is accepting applications for Kennel Technician. Under the direct supervision of Shelter management, the Kennel Technician is responsible for maintaining the healthiest, sanitary, safe and comfortable conditions for animals in the shelter; learning the requirements for responsible animal care; sharing this information with the public; and screening potential adopters in order to ensure the best possible match between animal and adopter.

• 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-two nights per week for the Bradley County Sherriff’s 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.


  • 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


  • Access to Facebook

  • Experience working with animals and/or rescue

  • Past experience volunteering (especially in the animal field)

  • Any kennel experience


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:  POSITION AVAILABLE: This is a volunteer position. Recruitment, retention, and coordination of volunteers. Organizing volunteers for animal enrichment and adoption events. Develop data collection and communication systems as needed to facilitate training and policy compliance requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Volunteer activity oversight and use of facilities as coordinated with manager of operations.

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest, including your experience, goals, and ideas that you could bring to the position to our Board of Directors at  manager@spcaofbradleycountytn.org


FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR:  POSITION AVAILABLE:  This is a volunteer position that provides the funding for the activities that it participates in and coordinates. Without a person serving in this function, most non-profits would have to close their doors. There are a wide variety of responsibilities of a fundraising coordinator and a person in this role has to wear many hats. This volunteer will report to the Board of Directors.

  • Throwing Fundraisers
  • Soliciting Major Donors
  • Grant Writing
  • Annual Campaigns

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest, including your experience, goals, and ideas that you could bring to the position to our Board of Directors at  manager@spcaofbradleycountytn.org


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed! Please visit the Volunteer page for more info and to contact us.