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POSITION:

Animal Shelter Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Charles County Government

La Plata, MD

Animal Shelter Technician

Department: Emergency Services

Work Location: Tri-County Animal Shelter

Salary: $36,330..

Closing Date: 11-6-2009

Job Description Summary: ANIMAL SHELTER TECHNICIAN (Department of Emergency Services/Tri-County Animal Shelter)

Receives, examines, and vaccinates all animals that are brought to the Tri-County Animal Shelter. Administer medicine and conduct health exams. Perform humane euthanasia. Handle animals and make determinations regarding their disposition. Provide first aid when necessary; clean kennels, feed animals, and perform related housekeeping duties. Take reports from the public, prepare adoption paperwork, reclaim animals to their owners, and transport animals to veterinarians. Weekend work and the ability to work under and deal with stress are required. Requires knowledge of basic technical procedures used in giving shots and euthanizing animals. Basic animal care and identification of various animal species is also required. Must be able to deal courteously with the public and co-workers; handle animals safely and effectively; properly administer vaccinations, perform health exams and humane euthanasia; and clean kennels efficiently. High school diploma or GED, two years of animal experience, a valid drivers license, and a certificate to perform humane euthanasia or the ability to obtain a certificate within 6 months of hire are required. Base salary: $36,330. Closing date: 11/06/09.

To receive or complete a County employment application on line, please access our website at http://www.charlescounty.org or call 301-645-0585 or 301-870-2681. Submit application and resume to the Human Resources Department, Charles County Government Building, P. O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646 by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date stated above.

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