The City of Pocatello is seeking an Animal Care Assistant.  The deadline for applications is tomorrow, December 11, 2019.  Details are as follows:

Location: Animal Services, Pocatello, ID 83204
Department: Animal Services
Job Status: Part-Time
Days: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: P02 $8.67 – $10.20
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: This position will be open until filled with priority consideration given to applications received by December 11, 2019. A resume is required for any applicant to move forward in the hiring process.

Job Summary

The Animal Care Assistant performs duties to support the operations of the City Animal Services Shelter. The job includes significant customer service work to provide animal information and answer questions of visitors or callers. The job also includes caring for animals, feeding, exercising, providing vaccinations and medical care, testing and evaluating temperament. The Animal Care Assistant cleans animal cages, holding areas and public areas. Seasonal work may include grounds keeping and landscaping work including mowing, trimming and weed control.

The job requires knowledge of animal care, building maintenance, and customer service including situations where persons may be upset or emotionally distraught. The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.

The work environment includes animal care and control and a building and grounds maintenance environment that includes the use of power equipment and outdoor weather conditions including extreme temperatures. The job is occasionally exposed to animals that may be injured or aggressive and includes the hazard of exposure to drugs used to euthanize animals and zoonotic diseases, including rabies. The noise level is generally moderate but can occasionally be high.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, and bend. The job requires hand/finger dexterity to handle animals, manipulate tools, operate janitorial and grounds keeping equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The job requires operation of Classification job-related equipment and driving a vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 or more pounds with assistance. Sufficient visual acuity and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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