Kennel Worker

Job Title: Kennel Worker

Department: Animal Control Services

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Feeds and waters animals according to schedule;
  • Cleans kennels and cages using appropriate cleaning agents and equipment as outlined in established shelter procedures;
  • Cleans other areas of kennel or animal shelter as directed, including laundry of animal bedding items, food and water bowls;
  • Observes animals and monitors them for symptoms of disease or injury and notifies supervisor of those not in healthy condition;
  • Assists customers in selecting animals for adoption as needed;
  • Performs general cleanup;
  • Disposes of deceased animals according to established shelter procedures;
  • Assists in the loading of animals into portable kennels for transport to adoption destinations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Two (2) years previous experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of handling, feeding and general care of domestic animals;
  • Current Shelter Technician Certification, or must be able to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment;
  • Current Arkansas Certification of Training for Animal Euthanasia by lethal injection, or must be able to obtain certification within six (6) months of employment;
  • Ability to recognize symptoms of disease or injury of animals;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Must be available to work nights, holidays and weekends as required;
  • Valid Drivers’ License required.

EOE

CITY OF BENTON APPLICATION.pdf