Employment Opportunities

Veterinarian examining a kitten

Thank you for your interest in working at GHHS! As a small shelter, we currently have one staff opening.

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Position:                                  Animal Care Technician

Reports to:                             Director of Operations

Compensation Category:  Full time – hourly

Pay Range:                              $9.50 – up

Position Summary: The full-time Animal Care Technician will care for the animals, clean the kennels, and maintain a high level of cleanliness and animal welfare. Excellent animal and customer service skills are essential for this job.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the facility, and coordinates with the Animal Care Supervisor, other Animal Care Technicians and volunteers on daily cleaning duties
  • Care for dogs, cats, and any exotic animals in shelter care
  • Clean kennels and animal areas on a daily basis and throughout the day
  • Enriches pets in our care daily with socialization and exercise
  • Communicates with the Clinic Technician about the health of the pets in our care and relays information to the other animal care staff
  • Direct and maintain safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers and the animals in our care
  • Keeps Animal Care Supervisor updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care
  • Responsible for cleaning of facility; sweeping, mopping, trash cans, restocking, etc.
  • Interact with the public, including tours of the facility and answering phones
  • Perform adoptions and home inspections for potential adoptions
  • Weekend and holiday work will be required
  • Other duties as requested

 

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year customer service, positive personality and excellent customer service skills
  • Good driving record
  • Ability to drive a large van
  • Animal handling experience is a bonus, ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs

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To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application. Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email (info@ghhs.org) or fax (256-881-5210). Thank you!