Job DescriptionThe Animal Caregiver positions provide support for the daily health and welfare of animals in the shelter. This is a 24/7 operation; employees may work day and evenings including holidays and weekends.
Examples of Duties
Care for animals in an animal shelter including providing food, water, exercise and human interaction according to defined guidelines.
Observe for signs of atypical illness or behavior and report to supervisor.
Clean and maintain shelter using power equipment such as steam cleaner or floor scrubber, and prepare and apply chemicals to clean animal housing, food containers and water containers.
Assist with processing incoming animals from the general public and outgoing animals for adoption, foster care or rescue group placement.
Interact with the public to promote animal adoption.
Adapt practices to ensure the most current approaches to animal health and welfare are implemented.
Other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to six months of experience in general maintenance or custodial work, animal or veterinary experience preferred.
SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recency and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.
The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade.
A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.
The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Director of the Department who will make the final decision.
All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part-time, full-time; term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be borne by the County.
Paid medical insurance, 20 days PTO the first year (paid time off) based upon seniority, 10 paid holidays. Employees hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the St. Louis County revised retirement plan. Employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this defined benefit plan with vesting after 7 years, paid life insurance, credit union, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, pre-tax premium pay plan, dependent care and medical expense reimbursement plans, and short and long term disability insurance.
St. Louis County offers its employees many excellent benefits. These benefits are available to full-time or part-time personnel as noted.