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Animal Waste Management Specialist

Animal Waste Management Specialist

Salem, OR
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Employment Status: Full-time (40 hrs. weekly) Location: Salem, Oregon

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday-Friday, Weekends as needed

Who We Are:
The Asher House is a registered non-profit sanctuary in Salem, Oregon. We rescue animals that have been discarded or unwanted, providing them with a life of comfort, love and adventure. For over two years, their Founder, Lee Asher, traveled across 49 states to promote dog adoption and spotlight various shelters and rescues. After his Pitbull Stella passed away, Lee was determined to fulfill his lifelong dream of creating a sanctuary, where animals could feel treasured, protected and free. In late 2020, Lee discovered a large parcel of property which was the perfect setting to turn his vision into a reality! We are here to help people have better days and get animals adopted. The Asher House is on a mission to make the world a better place, one rescue animal at a time!

Job Summary:
An Animal Waste Management Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to handle, process, and dispose of animal waste in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner. This role involves working with various stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulations and promote sustainable waste management practices.

Key Responsibilities:
Waste Handling and Disposal: Design and implement effective systems for the collection, storage, and disposal of animal waste, taking into account the specific needs and quantities of waste produced.
Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to animal waste management and ensure compliance with relevant standards.
Record Keeping and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of waste management activities, including quantities, methods of disposal, and compliance documentation.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks associated with animal waste management and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

Additional Responsibilities:
Assists in managing pasture field maintenance and care for farm animal enclosures which include:
Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers.
Clean and sanitizing animal housing areas.
Clean and maintain all outdoor areas throughout the property includes cleaning up farm and companion animal feces.
Clean barn stalls and farm animal enclosures.
Assist in loading and unloading animal supplies at the sanctuary.
Ensure animals are in secured areas of the sanctuary when visitors arrive at the property for the sake of safety to both animals and people.
Act as a responsible and compassionate representative of The Asher House at all times.

Ability to multitask and juggle multiple tasks at once.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work with a team and be a good team player.
Problem-solving skills and the ability to develop innovative waste management solutions.

Physical Requirements
Often requires lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
Handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.
Walking and/or standing for long periods.
Frequently work in a bent position.
May be required to use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals.

Ability to commute/relocate:
Salem, OR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Required Experience:
Experience working with animals (1 year Required)
Preferred Experience:
Farm Animal Handling: 2 years (Preferred)
Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
Groundskeeping: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification: Driver's License (Required)

Salary: $17-$20 an hour

Benefits: 401K, Paid Time Off, Vacation Days

The Asher House is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law.



Salem, OR
97306 USA

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