Employment

HomeEmployment

Animal Shelter Director

Carter County is seeking to fill the position of Animal Shelter Director. Must be a proven manager with excellent communication and team-building skills. Demonstrated success in animal shelter operations management, finance, community interface, and leadership. Bachelor’s Degree with 3 to 5 years of experience preferred. 5 to 10 years of experience and training in lieu of degree. Position Profile and Job Description can be viewed at: http://www.cartercountytn.gov/employment/ . Send resume with salary history and references by September 9, 2016 to: Carter County Mayor, 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 201 Elizabethton, TN  37643 or email to: mayor@cartercountytn.gov . Application is a public record.

ELIZABETHTON / CARTER COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR

JOB TYPE: FULL-TIME SALARIED EXEMPT

 GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Shelter Director plans, manages, directs, and supervises the work of the shelter operations staff, trustees and volunteers. Responsible for facility management, safety and statistical reporting, and maintaining electronic records.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class manages the daily operations of the Animal Shelter. This County employee supervises various Animal Shelter staff; ensures compliance with County, State and Federal laws, regulations and procedures; supervises several daily operations of the shelter, its staff and its volunteers; assists with the hiring, training and evaluation of staff; assists with efforts to increase the number of volunteers and foster families; evaluates operations and community needs and recommends changes in policies and procedures; may represent the animal shelter program in meetings with County officials or community agencies.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Mayor.

 Examples of Duties:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Tasks
·         Manages the facility management, safety and statistical reporting, and electronic records operations.

·         Ensures division compliance with applicable laws governing the operation of an animal shelter facility, including all safety regulations.

·         Ensures animals are cared for in accordance with generally accepted sheltering guidelines and standards.

·         Supervises shelter operations staff.

·         Works directly with the Veterinarian, the Animal Control Officer, Kennel Managers and Trustees to complete and to ensure completion of day-to-day shelter services and operations.

·         Interacts directly with the media and the general public in an educational, informative, and customer service-oriented manner.

·         Works directly with volunteers and foster families as well as in efforts to increase their participation.

·         Manages the Shelter facility, ensuring building and equipment are in good repair, are safe, and meet state-mandated standards.  Serves as the Department’s Hazard Communication Program Monitor.

·         Shares responsibility for daily animal population management with the Kennel Managers.

·         Creates, generates and analyzes departmental statistical reports. Develops detailed guidelines for managing electronic records and provides employee training on use of software.

·         Assists with oversight of animal placement and flow, behavior evaluation program and overall animal care.

·         Supervises operations employees and Trustees by assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, appraising employee performance and recommending promotions/raises, recommending promotions, disciplining, and terminating.

·         Supports the department by filling in for absent staff members and Trustees, developing new standard operating guidelines, and assisting with planning departmental budget.

·         Ensures facility management and records management are provided in alignment with the department’s overall mission to develop, implement, and meet short and long-term goals.

RECRUITMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Thorough knowledge of methods of caring for animals.

·         Knowledge of disease management/recognition and general animal care.

·         Knowledge of animal shelter policies and procedures.

·         Knowledge of animal restraint, animal temperament and behavior modification.

·         Knowledge of animal wellness and practices promoting animal wellness in a shelter setting.

·         Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping.

·         Knowledge of cleaning techniques, sterilization procedures and basic sanitation rules.

·         Knowledge of county ordinances, including personnel and budgeting procedures.

·         Knowledge of department policies and procedures.

·         Knowledge of disease management, recognition, control, and prevention as it relates to animal care.

·         Knowledge of federal and state laws governing the control and welfare of animals and sheltering of animals. Knowledge of laboratory practices and physician protocols dealing with rabies.

·         Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations applicable to operate an animal shelter and managing personnel.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.

·         Ability to develop short and long range plans.

·         Skill in gathering and analyzing complex data.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

·         Skill in management and supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other employees.

·         Ability to make sound decisions and problem solve in a fast-paced environment

·         Ability to assign, direct, supervise and evaluate activities of a subordinate.

·         Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and firmly with the public.

·         Ability to work days, nights and weekends.

·         Ability to keep accurate and detailed records.

 Typical Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

Must be a proven manager with excellent communication and team-building skills. Demonstrated success in animal shelter operations management, finance, community interface, and leadership. Bachelor’s Degree with 3 to 5 years of experience preferred. 5 to 10 years of experience and training in lieu of degree. Application is a public record.

 Supplemental Information:
Working Conditions and Physical Demands of Work
The following physical activities 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 and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Working conditions are in a kennel environment with frequent exposure to laboratory conditions including hazardous materials, unfavorable fumes and odors, and working with animal body fluids and infectious diseases, and loud noises.

*******************************************************************************************

Animal Shelter Veterinary Assistant

Carter County is seeking to fill the part-time position of Animal Shelter Veterinary Assistant. Must be willing to work flexible schedule (actual schedule to be coordinated with the selected candidate), including weekends as needed. Demonstrated experience as a Veterinary Assistant. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and Veterinarian Technician Certification with 3 to 5 years of experience preferred. 6 to 10 years of Veterinary Assistant experience and training in lieu of degree and certification. Position Profile and Job Description can be viewed at: http://www.cartercountytn.gov/employment/ . Send resume with salary history and references by September 9, 2016 to: Carter County Mayor, 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 201 Elizabethton, TN  37643 or email to: mayor@cartercountytn.gov . Application is a public record.

ELIZABETHTON / CARTER COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

JOB TITLE: VETERINARY ASSISTANT

JOB TYPE: PART-TIME HOURLY NON-EXEMPT

 GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The primary role of the Veterinary Assistant is to serve as support for the Veterinarian, Shelter Director, Kennel Managers and Animal Control Officers in their daily tasks and assist in communication to Fosters, volunteers and the public.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class provides Assistance to the Veterinarian and Shelter Director with daily animal welfare needs. This County employee ensures compliance with County, State and Federal laws, regulations and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Shelter Director, Veterinarian and County Mayor.

 Examples of Duties:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Tasks
Responsibilities includes:

  • Practicing humane restraint of animals for medical evaluations and procedures
  • Maintaining medical records in shelter database
  • Cleaning and stocking exam rooms
  • Assisting with lab cultures and testing
  • Provide nursing care for patients
  • Pick-up and transport of animals
  • May be called upon to perform other tasks as assigned

RECRUITMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of animals, proper animal husbandry, handling and diseases of dogs and cats is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, flexible and driven with ability to perform assigned tasks efficiently in a fast-paced, often stressful environment.
  • Strong organization, attention to detail and effective time management skills are required.
 Typical Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

Must be willing to work flexible schedule (actual schedule to be coordinated with the selected candidate), including weekends as needed. Demonstrated experience as a Veterinary Assistant. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and Veterinarian Technician Certification with 3 to 5 years of experience preferred. 6 to 10 years of Veterinary Assistant experience and training in lieu of degree and certification. Application is a public record.

 Supplemental Information:
Working Conditions and Physical Demands of Work
The following physical activities 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 and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.Working conditions are in a kennel environment with frequent exposure to laboratory conditions including hazardous materials, unfavorable fumes and odors, and working with animal body fluids and infectious diseases, and loud noises.