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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
Attn: Human Resources
12 Airport Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401

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:
Email: Careers@PHS-SPCA.org
Fax: 650/685-0678

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Last updated: October 1, 2014

Currently open positions are:

Animal Control Officer

Customer Service Representative/Adoptions Counselor

Finance Assistant

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Receptionist, Spay & Neuter

Registered Veterinary Technician (Full Time OR Part Time)


Animal Control Officer

Responsibilities: Reports to Animal Rescue & Control Division and the Captain of the Animal Rescue & Control department. Investigate complaints regarding animal cruelty and take appropriate action to abate the problems. Prepare a legally accurate and complete complaint to present to the District Attorney's Office. Professionally testify in court or at other animal related hearings when necessary. Promote humane attitudes toward care and treatment of animals by education and example. Answer questions and advise the public regarding animal welfare issues, ordinances, quarantines, adoptions, other animal laws and related issues.

Essential Duties: Patrol assigned areas within San Mateo County in a patrol vehicle using safe driving practices. Pick-up stray animals rescue and/or relocate animals in distress in a safe and humane manner. Locate, quarantine and observe animals for symptoms of rabies. Pick-up and remove dead animals. Assist in euthanasia or euthanize animals as necessary. Prepare reports and maintain daily work records in appropriate forms. Operate a 2-way radio in a professional manner. Maintain the patrol vehicle in a clean and orderly manner, stocked with the necessary equipment. Maintain vehicle and equipment in good working order. Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate and at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record.
  • Must complete an extensive background investigation, including felony check and psychological examination.
  • Must successfully complete a course in 832 PC (law enforcement course) within one year of employment as an officer.
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties as required.
  • Must have a pleasant personality; good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public, fellow employees and volunteers.
  • Must be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals.
  • Must show maturity and good judgment; perform the job in a professional manner and work effectively under pressure.
  • Able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs from ground to waist.
  • Keyboard skills and/or computer literate.

Working Conditions: Dealing with possible unruly, vicious and dangerous animals and impounding the them safely and humanely as 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 & 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.

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Customer Service Representative/Adoptions Counselor

Job Title: Customer Service Representative/Adoptions Counselor
Division: Customer Services & Adoptions
Reports To: Customer Service Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt-Union
Salary: $15.60/hour + 6 month increase

Summary: To work with the public to place animals into permanent, loving and responsible homes. To assist the public with all inquiries and requests in a positive friendly manner. To educate and counsel the public on responsible pet ownership. This position is represented by Union Local 856.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure that the program is operating in a manner that is consistent with the goals/objectives of the Society.
  • Ensure that the policies are being applied in a manner that is effective in reaching those goals.
  • Maintain a positive, educational approach with a willingness to listen when dealing with the public, the staff and volunteers
  • Counsel and work with the public on issues related to responsible animal care, i.e. spaying/neutering, vaccinations, vet care, identification, animal behavior, adoptions, etc.
  • Handle all counter transactions, which include, but are not limited to, the following: adoption interviews, cashier duties, dog/cat licensing, - microchips/ID tags.
  • Will receive incoming wildlife, complete, general information requests, and administrative paperwork.
  • Will provide spot cleaning in kennels and will give evening feedings to domestic animals.
  • Monitor and occasionally work in the shelter’s on-site retail store, located in the main lobby. Store duties include ringing purchases/returns, providing general assistance for shoppers, stocking shelves and organizing merchandise on display.
  • Will need to be able to safely handle and socialize all animals PHS/SPCA makes available for adoption, including exotics (birds, reptiles, mammals). Duties also include administering adoptable animal medications as directed and prescribed by staff veterinarians.
  • Work quickly and effectively under pressure to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with coworkers, volunteers and the public.
  • Work professionally with the public, customers and fellow co-workers

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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. Good working knowledge of animal breeds, nutrition, general care, training and related information. Knowledge, appreciation and respect for animals, including birds, reptiles, rodents and small animals. Ability to work with and handle animals. Highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals. Valid California driver's license with clean driving record.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the 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: Microsoft office, Chameleon

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 occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Division: Finance
Reports To: Manager, Finance
FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Summary: Processes accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, data entries for cash receipts and reconcile cancelled checks. Generates financial monthly closing report. Provides clerical support for Finance Department. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following:

  • Process and replace cash bags for customer service/adoptions, receiving, vaccination clinics, and spay and neuter departments.
  • Reconcile cash/credit card receipts and prepare journal entries for posting to GL.
  • Process and replenish daily cash bags and check deposits for banking.
  • Prepare invoices for accounts payable batch processing and weekly check run.
  • Maintain files for accounts payable, receivable and payroll including file retention.
  • Maintain sales report for month end closing.
  • Reconcile cancelled checks and prepare month end report.
  • Process returned checks and monthly report.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries and research past due accounts.
  • Process San Mateo County license reimbursements.
  • Prepare documentation for related audit schedules as required by auditor.
  • Maintain files and invoicing for S/N Voucher program and Homeless Cat Network Maintain petty cash and distribute to designated staff as required.
  • Prepare monthly credit card statements for management staff.
  • Prepare County Revenue Collection Quarterly billings using Access database Maintain Independent Contractor file and submit report to EDD as required includes preparation of 1099's at year end.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Fundware Accounting software; Outlook Internet software; Chameleon Order processing systems; Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office Word Processing software.

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 sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Division: Human Resources & Administration
Reports To: Manager, Human Resources
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt-Non-Union
Prepared By: Human Resources
Prepared Date: November 2014

Summary: To provide administrative support and assistance to the Human Resources Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform general administrative duties including reports, correspondence, copy projects, expense reports, and filing.
  • Maintain Benefits Administration - monthly reporting and billing administration of plans and programs, including enrollment/change/termination forms, and follow-up to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Assist with the recruiting and new hire process.
  • Work closely with the HR Director on all aspects of recruitment and hiring: creating job descriptions, tracking/screening resumes, scheduling interviews, checking references and creating and sending out offer letters.
  • Orient new employees: review Employee Manual, explain health benefits and communicate company protocol, rules and culture.
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources Director to build and enhance HR processes, handbook updates etc.
  • Assist in organizing Employee relations events/activities.
  • Maintain HRIS and employee databases and files.
  • Create and maintain databases and systems to keep all personnel files complete and up-to-date.
  • Regularly update and maintain HR Dept. Intranet.
  • Implement and track various new and current employee relations programs (Employee rewards and recognition programs).
  • Assist in the preparation of materials used in new employee orientation and staff trainings.
  • Summarize and edit employee timesheets, including attendance records.
  • Prepare statistical reports and service reports.
  • Provide assistance to other Divisional Vice Presidents and Board of Directors as assigned.
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks such as updating contacts, tracking invoices, returning phone call inquiries, and other office management duties.
  • Prepare large mailings to our Board of Directors and Shelter contacts. Research workplace legal issues when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for animals.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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); six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, volunteers, and other employees of the organization. Good oral and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units, weight measurement, and volume.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills (data entry).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Drivers License

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; climb or balance; stoop, kneel; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 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, must be available to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Receptionist, Spay & Neuter

Job Title: Receptionist- Spay & Neuter
Division: Veterinary & Animal Care Services
Department: Veterinary Services
Reports To: Veterinary Services Managers
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: September 2014

Summary: Schedules and manages patient appointments and maintains records and documents for the Spay & Neuter Clinic. Performs check-in duties each morning before surgery, including collecting fees for service. Performs job duties within established protocols and procedures set by PHS/SPCA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Schedules and manages public spay and neuter appointments.
  • Responsible for the weekly order of Spay and Neuter supplies.
  • Completes surgical information card and mails pre-surgical information to clients.
  • Responds to telephone and email inquiries, returns voice messages and places reminder phone calls.
  • Performs accurate data entry of all patient and microchip information.
  • Performs general office duties, including cash handling, filing, monthly spay and neuter report(s) and fee collection.
  • Provides clients with post surgical care instructions.
  • Assists clinic staff with vaccinations, animal restraint in relation to animal vaccinations.
  • Maintains proper paperwork and medical records as required by law.
  • Maintains department equipment in good working order. Reports items for repair/replacement as needed to shelter manager.
  • Provides humane care and treatment of all animals.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area in all work spaces.
  • Provides professional customer service. Is knowledgeable about benefits of spay/neuter the spay/neuter procedure and after care.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may supervise volunteers within the clinic.

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.

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.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Services & Spay/Neuter Clinic
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Full time OR Part time positions available

Summary: To ensure that all animals in the clinic receive a thorough health evaluation and proper vaccinations. To implement protocols, procedures, medical evaluations and treatment of animals as set by PHS/SPCA. To accurately calculate and draw controlled substances for all animals in the clinic. To induce and maintain animals under anesthesia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform physical exams.
  • Restrain animals for exams and/or treatment.
  • Perform inventory and stock and re-stock supplies.
  • Create list of patients for veterinary exam and other procedures.
  • Perform laboratory procedures including the use of a microscope, blood and dental machines.
  • Initiation of emergency medical practices as necessary.
  • Calculate and prepare medications for patients.
  • Induce and maintain animals under anesthesia. Ensure that all animals are monitored while under anesthesia. Assist veterinarian during surgery.
  • Ensure that each animal receives the proper vaccinations.
  • Provide humane care and treatment of all sheltered animals.
  • Perform admitting and discharge duties for public and shelter animals.
  • Calculate and draw pre-anesthetic/anesthetic drugs prior to surgery.
  • Maintain controlled substances log for Spay & Neuter and In-House Clinic.
  • Responsible for the surgical preparation of patients, including sterilization, administration of pre-surgical injections.
  • Assist the Veterinarians at PHS/SPCA in surgery or as needed.
  • Maintain proper paperwork and medical records as required by law.
  • Maintain department equipment in good working order. Report items for repair/replacement as needed to management as necessary.
  • Euthanize and/or assist with euthanasia of animals as needed in accordance with PHS/SPCA policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in all work spaces.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may supervise volunteers.

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 one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered Veterinary Technician certification from an accredited program is required.

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.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to work well under pressure in emergency situations, 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 Outlook within probationary period.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered Veterinary Technician License

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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