Kennel Attendant* @ San Bernardino County - San Bernardino, CA

Kennel Attendant*

The Job

The Department of Public Health, Animal Care and Control Division is recruiting for Kennel Attendants* who perform tasks of a routine nature involving manual labor in animal shelters. Duties include cleaning and disinfecting kennels, equipment, and work areas; feeding and watering animals; assisting Animal Control Officers with animal impound; performing and assisting in the humane euthanasia and disposal of animals; transporting animals by van to clinic for spay and neuter services; completing and maintaining necessary forms and logs; updating shelter computer database; answering routine questions from the public; and performing general manual labor on shelter grounds.

  • Official Title: General Services Worker II

For more detailed information, refer to the General Services Worker II job description.

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  • Animal Euthanasia:
    Applicants must be able to assist Animal Control Officers with performing euthanasia of sick, injured, or unadopted impounded animals.

  • Physical:
    Requires frequent standing and walking; frequent stooping and bending; and the ability to lift and restrain small to very large animals, both domestic and wild, which may weigh up to 100 pounds. Additionally, these positions require work in inclement weather.

  • License:
    A valid California Class C driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained for duration of employment. At the time of appointment, proof of automobile liability insurance and proof of driving record (a DMV report) must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

  • Work Schedule:
    Must be available to work weekends.

  • Background Investigation:
    Applicants selected for these positions must pass a background investigation and verification of employment history.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Applicant must possess three (3) months full-time equivalent of paid or volunteer experience working with the public.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants who have experience working with animals in an animal control environment are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

There will be an online assessment of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Basic Animal Care

  • Public Contact

Details of the online assessment process will be emailed once the recruitment has closed. All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

The ability to take pre-employment tests online is a privilege. Be aware that applicants may be required to take parallel versions of these tests in a proctored setting in order to confirm their identities as the original test takers.

Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 4, 2020. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

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