Animal Care Technician – Half-Time – No Advantages

position: Zookeeper – part time – no perks No
Department: Animal services
Hourly rate: $ 10.21 per hour
Opening date: 7. July 2021
Deadline: Open to full

An employee in this class performs tasks related to the care of confiscated animals. The tasks include cleaning the kennel and kennel areas, feeding and transporting animals from one enclosure to another, washing and maintaining other kennel areas in compliance with strict cleaning and disinfection protocols in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. The employee supports the animal shelter manager with euthanasia, vaccination and deworming of the animals. The employee is trained to take over the tasks at the reception and to advise potential users if necessary. Applicants should understand that most animals in the shelter are poorly socialized with little or no training. Flexible working hours with weekend and holiday work are required. A successful applicant must be extremely compassionate, patient, and understanding with animals.

• Graduated from high school or GED.
• Experience in a kennel or veterinary clinic is preferred;
• Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Valid NC driving license.

who we are:
Alexander County is located in the Foothills region of North Carolina and is mainly rural. Bounded to the north by the Brushy Mountains and to the south by the Catawba River, residents can enjoy a quiet, more secluded area in the countryside or a more urban setting with life on the lake. The county is rich in history and demographically characterized by a small town and several rural parishes. Alexander County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large, with a four-year term, with an overall operating budget of $ 43 million and approximately 700 employees. The district offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture and an excellent service package.

Applications can be submitted online at or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be completed in full, a resume should not be used in place of a full application.

After a conditional job offer, pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol tests, criminal background check, and physical exam are required. Alexander County does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

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