Consider working for an organization where all employees are passionate about what they do and truly care about their organization's mission. That's what people find at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. Since every staff member has some interaction with the public, we strive to hire enthusiastic people who not only consider themselves animal lovers, but also "people" people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
If interested in any of the positions listed below, please print our Application for Employment, complete all sections, and return it via postal mail, along with a cover letter, to:
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
You may also email or fax your application and/or resume with a cover letter. Please include your days and hours of availability also. You may email or fax it to:
Last updated: April 15, 2014
Working Conditions: Dealing with possible unruly, vicious and dangerous animals and impounding the same safely and humanely; possible hostile public; operation of a vehicle under all types of weather/road condition, heavy and fast-paced workload; possible exposure to parasites and infectious disease; strenuous activity; must be willing to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays and standby.
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation starts at $15.60/hour plus a six month increase. This is a union position. Medical and retirement benefits are available to eligible employees.
Job Title: Seasonal Veterinary Assistant (3-4 months; May-September)
Summary: To provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all sheltered animals in accordance with the policies and procedures established by PHS/SPCA. To ensure proper admitting, preparation, monitoring, recovery and discharge of animals in the spay/neuter clinic. Perform job duties within established protocols and procedures set by PHS/SPCA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job may supervise volunteers within the spay/neuter clinic area.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, shelter medical records and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must become proficient with Chameleon Database software and Microsoft Office within probationary period.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Certified in euthanasia within probationary period.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50-75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is routinely exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; routine exposure to zoonotic diseases, aggressive and feral animals; routinely exposed to mechanical moving parts; outside weather conditions and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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