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Animal Welfare Coordinator

Company: Escambia County
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Home to more than 300,000 residents in northwest Florida, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state. The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community. With nearly 1,800 employees, we pride ourselves on being the perfect climate for everything - building a business, raising a family and enjoying recreational pursuits. Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear, emerald Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia each year, especially to Pensacola Beach, named the #4 Top U.S. Beach in 2020 by TripAdvisor.

This class provides for the security, well-being, and humane treatment of impounded animals by performing daily care and handling related tasks as well as providing customer service to the public for adoptions, admissions, and other Animal Welfare functions through either in person, email, and/or phone interactions. This position reports to the Lead Animal Welfare Coordinator.

This a "mandatory testing" position that requires Drug Testing.

  • All new hires will begin at $12.49 per hour until completion of training. Upon completion of training, the salary will automatically increase to $13.40 per hour

This position is open/continuous. This designation indicates we accept applications for this position all year round and eligible applications are valid for six months.

Examples of Duties: Assists customers by locating lost pets, checking in stray animals, selecting animals for adoption, and facilitating educational tours for interested groups while explaining applicable animal control laws, ordinances, and responsible pet ownership

Cares for animals by cleaning and disinfecting animal holding areas, maintaining facility aesthetics, feeding, watering, and grooming animals, monitoring the security of facilities, monitoring animals for illness, disease, and/or injury, administering medications to animals, evaluating animals for adoption potential, socializing animals in custody, and administering vaccines and oral dewormers

Upon request, assists in the euthanization of impounded animals, including handling and holding animals for the procedure, in order to ensure humane treatment protocols are followed

Performs administrative support functions by preparing and maintaining a variety of files, records, reports, agreements, logs, and other related information

Assists with volunteers by interacting with, training, and monitoring interested candidates

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and one year of experience in handling or training animals; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid driver's license from state of residence

Must complete the Escambia County Animal Welfare training program within 6 months of hire

Knowledge of:

customer service principles

animal handling techniques and application

animal care and nutrition requirements

applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

cleaning and sanitizing methods

Skill in:

providing customer service

communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, volunteers, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Ability to:

handle animals in a humane and safe manner

identify common animal diseases or disorders

handle diseased animals in a safe manner

assess the temperament of animals

clean and sanitize kennels

safely operate a motor vehicle

use tools and equipment particular to the trade including microscope, microchip scanner, medical supplies, animal control devices (muzzles, catch poles, etc.)

operate personal computer and related software applications (Microsoft Suite)

Supplemental Information: County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County

BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require running, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, finger and hand dexterity as well as repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Lifting in excess of 100lbs.

May engage in aerobic exertion when training and working with animals.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.

Benefits/Compensation Package:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision plans
  • Prescription coverage
  • Employee health clinic
  • Employee fitness centers
  • Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account(s)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Life Insurance

Keywords: Escambia County, Pensacola , Animal Welfare Coordinator, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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