Henderson County Animal Shelter
Animal Care Technician/Attendant
Full-time
Henderson County Animal Shelter
Henderson County Animal Shelter
125 North Prairieville St.
75751 Athens , TX
Responsibilities Include: 

Responsible for the daily care of shelter animals and program support. These positions will also assist the public when admitting and adopting animals, and promote responsible pet ownership. Duties also include kennel cleaning, general health care of animals and light office work. Weekend and Holiday work required.  

Education/Experience: 
Must be at least 17 years of age: high school diploma or GED preferred.   Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements. 
 
Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 

Knowledge of :  Common wild and domestic animals, animal handling techniques, methods, policies, and procedures, animal behavior and proper handling, proper cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection procedures, signs of disease or distress in animals.

Work Environment: 
Incumbents in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach for animals in order to clean animal housing areas and provide general care and medical treatment.  In record keeping, the position may push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Positions in this classification frequently lift, move, and carry animals and/or supplies that typically weigh up to 100 pounds.  The position requires firm grasping and wrist extension and rotation on a regular basis.  Positions in this classification occasionally lift and carry reports and records that typically weigh less than 10 pounds.  The position is frequently exposed to loud noise such as barking of dogs and other animal noises.  The position works outdoors as well as indoors and is subject to variable weather conditions and exposure to animal bites and scratches, potentially infectious diseases or allergies, as well as wetness and moisture.   
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.  The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.