Kennel Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
3/8/2019
Location:
Animal Center
City:
Maryville
State:
TN
Pay Rate:
$11.74 per hour
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Category:
Facilities

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision of the Director of the Blount County Animal Center (BCAC), the Kennel Assistant provides help and support to the staff to ensure the daily operations of the BCAC runs smoothly and efficiently for the team as well as the visitors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:     

  • Cleans and sanitizes dog kennels and kennel runs, Cattery, Isolation, and Quarantine.  Sweeps, mops and sanitizes hallways and outside walkways in these areas on a daily basis;
  • Cleans and sanitizes crates, portable kennels, and the transport vans;
  • Empties trash cans and removes debris from common areas and grounds, outside kennels, and exercise areas as necessary;
  • Dusts and cleans counter tops, windowsills, tables and other surfaces as needed;
  • Cleans windows and glass doors, light fixtures, and signage;
  • Dispense prescribed medications;
  • Assist with animal intakes;
  • Observe animals and report abnormal behavior or other signs of a possible medical issue;
  • Supervise community service;
  • Performs other routine maintenance activities when required;
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Minimum Requirements

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to use or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools;
  • Ability to organize, and communicate effectively;
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others; and
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work requires lifting and carrying (up to 60 pounds); crouching, feeling, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

Most work is performed in a well-lighted, controlled environment or outside, sometimes during periods of inclement weather, heat and cold.