Class Title: Shelter Technician (Part Time)

Characteristic of the Class:  Part time position limited to under 100 hours per month. Position reports to the Chief Animal Control Officer. Under minimum supervision Shelter Technician is responsible for the care, feeding, and welfare of animals in the Shelter. Responsible for cleaning of the shelter on weekends when the inmate program is not in service.  Technician will work with various rescue and grant programs, LMU Veterinary School, and adoption programs. Technician will assist Chief ACO and Assistant ACO in documentation and the photographing of animals thru the Shelter Manager Program.

Essential job functions:  Technician will be responsible for assessment of animals on intake to the shelter and administering medicines, injections as directed. Directing inmates on duties as it relates to care, cleanliness, feedings and transport of animals. Works with Friends of the Shelter and rescue/adoption organizations.

 Job Related Physical Activity Requirements: This position requires light to medium work requiring the employee to exert in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally, and less force frequently to move objects.  Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion.  Sufficient visual acuity is required to legally operate a vehicle on roads and highways and prepare necessary documents related to the job of the position. An employee in this position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold; subject to some noise and vibration; subject to hazards including dangers involved in operating a motor vehicle; subject to fumes and gases, and poor ventilation.  Subject to working in close or tight spaces. An employee in this position could reasonable anticipate as a result of performing their job duties, to face contact with potentially dangerous material and fluids including blood.  The individual may be exposed to biological hazards through contact proximity to animals and chemicals

Required Knowledge and Skill Abilities: Working knowledge of animal behavioral patterns and disease symptoms; working knowledge of the care and feeding of animals and the proper and safe use of animal control equipment; knowledge of local and state regulations relating to animal control.  Administrative ability; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, officials, general public; dependability initiative; and good physical condition.

Acceptable Experience and Training: Graduation from High School or hold G.E.D. Supplemented by two years of responsible experience in animal care obtained through active participation in FFA animal activities or similar organization or schooling. Additional training or experience in animal services and care may be substituted for the formal education.  Possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license.

Deadline for Applications to be submitted: May 16, 2022 at 4:00p.m.

The Harlan County Fiscal Court is an equal opportunity employer