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Animal Care Technician

Galveston County Health District Houston, TX
  • Posted: 15 days ago
  • $13 to $13 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Do you LOVE animals? Would you LOVE to help maintain the environment of adoptable animals? Are you ready for the challenge?

Galveston County Health District is seeking a new Animal Care Technician!

The right candidate will be responsible for performing duties for the Health District in animal care and maintenance in accordance with the most recent version of the Animal Services Interlocal Agreement.

We can offer you:

• Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, FREE parking and much, much more!

• Team-oriented environment

• Hourly Rate: $13.08-$13.47

We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Experience in animal control or working with animals is helpful, but not required
  • Skill in handling large and aggressive animals; using various animal care and control equipment including catch poles, leashes, muzzles, traps etc. as well as administering injections to dogs, cats and wild animal is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working in an animal shelter preferred
  • Basic animal handling skills/comfort level
  • Advanced animal training and handling preferred
  • Veterinary medicine background preferred
  • Animal behavior background preferred
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning and contamination control
  • Current euthanasia certification preferred (must be certified within 6 months of hire date)
  • Current certification as a Basic Animal Control Officer preferred
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles.
  • Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening

    An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role.

    Traditional Duties:

  • Cleans and maintains the animals and resource center to provide a clean and safe environment for the animals and citizens which includes the feeding, handling and provision of custodial care
  • Performs euthanasia according to policy and procedure
  • Documents drug usage according to policy and procedure
  • Tracks shelter supply inventory and notifies Manager of supplies needed
  • Empties freezer as needed and delivers contents to landfill, when necessary
  • Assists with cremation services and maintenance services, when necessary
  • Implanting microchips properly and safely to both ARC animals and owned animals from citizens
  • Maintains shelter property by performing tasks such as picking up trash, putting up cages and supplies, etc.
  • Receives animals turned in by the public and Animal Control Officers and completes all required paperwork
  • Accurately completes and files all required paperwork in accordance with procedures and in a timely manner
  • Accurately completes data entry into the animal services data base management system
  • Informs citizens of Animal Regulations and resource center policies and procedures
  • Ensures citizen safety while in the Animal Resource Center
  • Cross-trains with administrative staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

To apply please visit and fill out our online application. Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591.

No Phone Calls Please


Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County

Galveston County Health District

Why Work Here?

Awesome CEO, great benefits, and lots of room for growth!

The Galveston County Health District (GCHD), formed under Chapter 121 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, is the local health district of Galveston County, Texas, and provides various public health services to the county and its thirteen member cities. The primary mission of GCHD services entails assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy. Examples of such public health services rendered by GCHD and funded through the state, county and incorporated cities include maintenance of the countys vital statistic records, issuing food and environmental permits, oversight of the countys largest animal services facility, and the administration of community health nursing services. Additionally public health services funded by state and federal grants include the provision of immunizations and WIC, as well as monitoring local TB, STD and HIV patterns, and facilitating public health preparedness activities. Furthermore, GCHD oversees operations of the countys largest EMS entity the Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.


9850 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591
Houston, TX

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