Position:Animal Care Technician – Part-Time – No Benefits
Hourly Rate:$10.21 per hour
Opening Date:July 7, 2021
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
An employee in this class performs tasks associated with the care of impounded animals. Duties include cleaning the kennel and cattery areas, feeding and moving animals from one enclosure to another, laundry, and maintaining other kennel areas while following strict cleaning and disinfection protocols based on the Animal Welfare Act. The employee will assist the shelter manager with euthanasia, vaccination, and de-worming animals. The employee will be cross-trained to cover front desk duties and counsel potential adopters as needed. Applicants should understand that most of the animals in the shelter are poorly socialized with little or no training. A flexible schedule with weekend and holiday work is required. A successful applicant must be extremely compassionate, patient and understanding in dealing with animals.
• Graduation from high school or GED.
• Experience in a kennel setting or a veterinary hospital is preferred;
• Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Valid NC driver’s license.
Who We Are:
Located in the Foothills region of North Carolina, Alexander County is primarily rural in nature. Bordered by the Brushy Mountains to the north and the Catawba River to the south, residents can enjoy a quiet, more isolated area in the country or a more urban setting with lakeside living. The County is rich with history and demographically distinguished by a small town and several rural communities. Alexander County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are elected at-large, serving four-year terms, with a general operating budget of $43 million and approximately 700 employees. The County offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture, and an excellent benefits package.
Applications may be filed online at www.alexandercountync.gov or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be completely filled out, a résumé should not be substituted in lieu of a complete application.
Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing, criminal background check and a physical are required following a conditional offer of employment. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or provisions of service.