While performing this job, you will be required to continually walk, stand, squat, twist, and kneel, reach and grab with your hands and arms, in addition to being able to lift and move animals, materials and equipment weighing 40lbs or more. Work is subject to frequent interruptions.
You will be exposed to various weather conditions when working outdoors. You will be exposed to disinfectant solutions while cleaning. You will be consistently exposed to animals and animal allergens, including animal hair, dander, saliva, fecal matter, urine, zoonotic diseases, fleas and other mites or bugs. You may also be subject to potential danger including parasites and infectious diseases, animal bites and scratches; therefore, it is required to be vaccinated for Rabies.
While performing this job, you will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret situations; analyze and solve problems; learn and apply new information and skills; perform repetitive work on multiple, concurrent tasks; fulfill intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, the public, volunteers and others encountered in the course of work. You will witness injured and ill animals treated at Rescue Paws and in the community.
Must have experience working with animals. Must be able to lead by example and have strong problem-solving skills. Preference given to applicants who have completed formal training or education in dog training, animal science, management or nonprofit fields.
Must be able to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
All employees must be vaccinated for rabies.
This is a full-time position and may require working evenings and weekends.
One-year minimum contract.