Animal Care Technician Trainee

Website City of Rochester - Department of Recreation & Human Services

SALARY: $31,979.00 – $38,638.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Department of Recreation & Human Services
BUREAU: Commissioner’ Office

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This is a trainee position designed to teach the responsibilities associated with the daily care and feeding of animals in the Rochester Animal Services Shelter. The traineeship lasts up to 12months. Trainees perform various duties and tasks under direct supervision from higher level Animal Services personnel. Related duties are performed as required.

CITY RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HIRE.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Cleans and disinfects kennels, cages, runs, cat room, dishes, and floors in the kennel area; Feeds animals daily, performs routine water checks and ensures each cage has a required card;
  • Examines animals for health, behavior, and safety issues and notifies a supervisor of concerns;
  • Assists with euthanasia of animals that are irremediably ill, injured, or pose a seriousthreat to public safety, as needed;
  • Performs client service activities such as adoption counseling, escorting clients to thekennel area and answering questions;
  • Monitors the animal visitation room;
  • Launders animal supplies, such as blankets;
  • Assists in the administration of medications and vaccines;
  • Performs census of sheltered animals when so instructed;
  • Completes simple forms, both paper and electronic and works within records managementsystem;
  • Assists with receiving, organizing, and storage of purchased and donated supplies andequipment;
  • Provides guidance and support for volunteers;
  • Provides care-related support for Foster Care Program; Attends training;
  • Disposes of trash daily;
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations;
  • Maintains an attitude that is conducive to a good relationships with other personnel,volunteers, and clients and also promotes trust;
  • Maintains interior and exterior of facility for safety of employees and public as requestedby supervisory personnel;
  • Performs shelter enrichment activities including participating with canine playgroupsessions and preparing and providing a variety of other enrichment items.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofrochester.gov
30 Church St.
Room 103A
Rochester, NY 14614
585-428-7115
HR@CityofRochester.Gov
Position #22DM172DRA63
ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

To apply for this job please visit www.cityofrochester.gov.

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