Animal Care Technician – Part-time – No benefits

Position: Animal care technician – Part-time – No benefit
department: Animal service
Hourly rate: $ 10.21 per hour
Opening date: June 10, 2021
Closing Date: June 17, 2021

An employee in this class performs duties associated with the care of impounded animals. Duties include cleaning the kennel and cattery areas, feeding and moving animals from one pen to another, laundry and maintenance of other areas of the kennel while following cleaning and cleaning protocols. strict disinfection based on animal welfare law. The employee will assist the manager of the refuge with euthanasia, vaccination and deworming of animals. The employee will receive cross-training to cover reception duties and advise potential adopters as needed. Applicants should understand that most animals in the shelter are poorly socialized with little or no training. A flexible schedule with work on weekends and holidays is required. A successful candidate must be extremely compassionate, patient and understanding in their dealings with animals.

• High school diploma or GED.
• Experience in a kennel or veterinary hospital is preferred;
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Valid NC driving license.

Who we are:
Located in the Foothills of North Carolina, Alexander County is predominantly rural in nature. Bordered by the Brushy Mountains to the north and the Catawba River to the south, residents can enjoy a quieter, more secluded area in the countryside or a more urban setting with lakefront living. The county is rich in history and is distinguished demographically by a small town and several rural communities. Alexander County is governed by a five-member council of commissioners who are elected at large for a four-year term, with a general operating budget of $ 43 million and approximately 700 employees. The county offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture, and an excellent benefits package.

Applications can be made online at or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be fully completed, a curriculum vitae should not be substituted for a full application .

A pre-employment screening, including drug and alcohol testing, a criminal background check, and a physical exam, is required following a conditional job offer. Alexander County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of services.

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