This is a temporary assignment at The Fort Worth Animal Shelter for a Kennel Technician.
This position could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Must be able to pass a drug test
Duties: A Kennel Technician’s duties include feeding and giving water to animals following specific schedules and special feeding instructions. They also clean, organize, and disinfect animal quarters; answer phone calls and schedule appointments; examine and observe animals to check possible signs of illnesses, diseases, or injuries; respond to questions from customers, and provide information about animals, such as habitat, behavior, physical activities or breeding habits. Kennel technicians also provide treatment to sick or injured animals, or contact veterinarians to administer treatment; collect and record animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, food intake, treatments and medications received; groom animals; and mix food, liquid formulas, medications, and food supplements according to prescriptions.
Working Conditions: Good physical condition is a must for aspiring Kennel technicians because the work involves a lot of walking and lifting. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and may require coming in during weekends and holidays. The work place is also often noisy because of the number of animals present, and the odor animal feces may be present.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements: A good Kennel technician must be able to actively listen to what other people are saying; have good time management and communication skills; is socially perceptive; coordinated; and is good at understanding instructions, making judgments and decisions. Knowledge in customer and personal service, English language, administration and management, public safety and security, biology, clerical, and education and training would also be helpful.
Fort Worth, TX