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North Country SPCA

North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Essex County, New York

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WE'RE HIRING! NCSPCA IS LOOKING FOR A FULL-TIME ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN. FOLLOWING IS THE JOB DESCRIPTION ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY. COME JOIN AN AMAZING TEAM!

Animal Care Technician: Job Description:

 

Main Duties:

·       Adhere to all NCSPCA Animal Care Policies.

·       Clean and disinfect all animal kennels, dishes and toys daily using NCSPCA protocols.

·       Provide food and water to animals each day.

·       Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition each day and report any signs of illness, disease, or distress to Shelter Manager.

·       Daily laundering of blankets, beds, and towels.

·       Walk dogs several times a day to provide exercise, socialization, and training.

·       Keep food bins full of the proper type of food. 

·       Thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the shelter as needed.

·       Sweep and mop all floors daily.

·       Notify the Shelter Manager when supplies need to be ordered.

  • Unpack, label, and stock shelter supplies and donations

·       Remove garbage daily.

·       Remove animal waste from the shelter property.

·       Assist volunteers and the public with removing animals from their kennels.

·       Assist with training of new volunteers as needed or directed.

·       Help prepare animals for adoption through socialization, basic obedience, and providing medical care as needed or directed.

·       Assist the Shelter Manager with adoptions and surrenders as directed.

·       Assist the Shelter Maintenance Technician as directed.

·       Answer the phones and greet all visitors in a polite, friendly, professional manner.

  • Promote positive relationships with the general public, volunteers and staff while promoting the shelter’s programs, policies, and philosophies. 

·       Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education, Skills, Experience:  High school graduate or equivalent. Experience working with animals in a shelter, kennel, vet clinic or volunteer environment preferred. Must be independent worker with good organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be punctual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. At least 21 years of age with valid NY Drivers License and good driving record required.

Physical Demands: Often requires lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires handling large dogs. Requires walking and/or standing for long periods, often in inclement weather. May be required to use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals. Allergic condition that could be aggravated through exposure or contact with animals is a disqualification. 

Work Environment:  Will work primarily on site at the shelter, with the occasion for off-site special and mobile events. There is a potential of exposure to parasites and infectious diseases that can be carried and transmitted by animals. Must clean and disinfect kennels and dispose of animal waste.

Compensation is hourly with paid vacation and sick time. Health insurance is not provided.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to tpowers@ncspca.org.

 

 

Contact Us:

PO Box 55, 7700 US Route 9
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
T: (518) 873-5000

 

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Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday 12-4
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4
Monday closed

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CHIEF

Chief had a rough start in life, but makes up for it by living each day to the fullest. He is our resident chipmunk chaser, hunk, winner of 'best smile,' and volunteer favorite. He can come across as a tough-guy, but is a softie at heart. He'd prefer to be your best and only friend.

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Welcome to the North Country SPCA, located in Elizabethtown, NY. We are a no-kill shelter that cares for cats and dogs who have been surrendered, abandoned, or abused. Our goal is to ensure that each animal gets a second chance — and sometimes a first chance — at a loving home.

We need your help! Adopt, donate and get involved. We depend on the generosity of people like you to keep our doors open.

PO Box 55, 7700 US Route 9
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
T: (518) 873-5000
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Tuesday - Friday 12-4
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4
Monday closed