Animal Care Attendant

Job Description

Rancho Coastal Humane Society, https://rchumanesociety.org, is seeking upbeat individuals who are committed to making a positive difference in animal welfare. Animal Care Attendants will work both independently and as a team with a variety of animals and with the public. Ideal candidates show a genuine love of helping both humans and animals; have strong decision making skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask; and enjoy working in a fast-paced outdoor setting. 6 month experience working professionally with domestic animals is preferred, but would be willing to train the right candidate.

Physical requirements:

*Must be able to lift, move, restrain, guide or manage an animal up to 150 lbs.

*Prolonged standing, walking and/or stooping may occur

*Frequent lifting and moving of inanimate objects weighing 50+ lbs.

*Pushing and pulling of carted items weighing up to 100 lbs.

*Frequent use of hands and arms at or above shoulder level

Duties and responsibilities include:

*Clean, feed, exercise, provide care and necessary supplies to all shelter animals

*Greet and interact with the general public in a friendly, professional, and respectful manner

* Communicate effectively with supervisors, staff and shelter volunteers

* Follow directions and established standards of operation

Additional Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate (some college and animal handling experience preferred) with customer service experience, communication and computer skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, have no known allergies to animals or chemicals; work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays as required, able to work 8 hour shifts starting as early as 7:45.a.m.

Please email your resume and a brief paragraph cover letter telling us why you feel you are the best candidate for this position. No Phone calls or walk in applicants please.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran’s status on the basis of age against persons who are forty years of age or over, or on the basis of any other legally impermissible reason.

Job Type: Part-time

Valid California Driver’s License required.

No phone calls or walk-ins – please email applications to Kim at [email protected]