Assist Animal Resource Center Officers with animal handling and adoption. Answers phone calls related to animal problems within the City of South Bend. Assist in greeting visitors to the shelter and answering their questions, selling pet licenses, assisting in pet adoptions or looking for a lost pet. Assist in the animal kennel area, including but not limited to the cleaning of the runs and cages. Feeding and watering of the animals as needed. Assist in basic medical care for animals within the shelter.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Greet and assist the public as they enter the facility.
• Daily cleaning of animal areas and shelter is required.
• Maintain clean and sanitary equipment and vehicles.
• Perform and assist in medical treatment and euthanasia as needed.
• Assure animals are qualified for adoption and are up-to-date with vaccinations. Follow protocols for moving animals into adoption.
• Follow all policies and protocols of South Bend Animal Resource Center.
• Assist in the approval or denial process for pending adoptions.
• Provide friendly and calm service to all visitors coming to the shelter.
• Responsible for set up and computer intake of animals brought into the shelter, and the testing of animals for various diseases.
• Handles and treats all species of animals in a humane manner.
• Complete required reports and keep accurate records and files on duties performed and animal handling.
• Performs back up to office staff daily.
• Assist in adoption events both on and off grounds.
• Assist in the supervision of visitors, volunteers, and community service workers.
• Answer phones, assist customers, and perform other duties as required.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. 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.