Senior Animal Care Technician

Title: Senior Animal Care Technician

Salary: $14.91 hr

Open Until: 3/31/2017


SENIOR ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN: Provides direction and oversight to Animal Care Technicians in administering compassionate care for animals in the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. Will ensure that animals are provided with clean water, food, exercise, vaccinations and other care as appropriate. Ensures that pens, cages, and other equipment are maintained and kept clean. Provides assistance to other technicians as needed.  Provides information and education to the public regarding proper and humane animal/pet care, shelter operations, animal control services and adoptions.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or GED 
  • Must obtain South Carolina euthanasia certification within 60 days of hire. 
  • Must have animal care experience and the ability to motivate and provide direction to animal care staff.
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding tasks including the ability to lift 50 pounds or more.
  • Demonstrated experience, patience, dedication, and compassion handling dogs, cats and other animals.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include Sundays and holidays.
  • Basic communication, comprehension and math skills required.

 

All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation.