Animal Care Technician

City of Irving, TX - Irving, TX (30+ days ago)4.2

Job Summary: Duties include cleaning animal enclosures and maintaining animal shelter facilities, grounds and the incinerator; handling, caring for, feeding and restraining animals; and vaccinating, microchipping, administering medication, and drawing blood for animal health checks. Duties also include answering the telephone and assisting customers in person and via email; working with animal rescue groups; processing adoptions, transfers, reclaims and city registrations; providing guidance to community service workers and volunteers; maintaining daily / monthly records, and entering accurate and complete information in and retrieving data from a specialized database system; and performing euthanasia and disposition of bodies. Duties will require exceptional customer service skills and typically will require lifting up to 50 pounds frequently. A high school diploma or equivalent and six months of relevant experience are required. Must have or obtain euthanasia certification within six months from date of hire. Normally scheduled five days per week, eight hours per day, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Starting pay $13.33 per hour.
PAY GRADE GG07 / FULL RANGE $13.33 - $18.78 PER HOUR ($27,720 - $39,072 ANNUALLY)
Benefits: The City of Irving offers a generous benefits package, including multiple health and dental plans options; and biweekly vacation and sick leave accrual. Full-time employees contribute to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), a statewide retirement system that provides retirement, disability, and death benefits for employees of participating Texas cities. Click here for City of Irving benefits summaries.