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Animal Welfare Specialist I (Dog Staff)

Company: CareerLink
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Support health and well-being of all animals under the care of the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS).

Title: -Animal Welfare Specialist I

Department: -Animal Welfare

This position reports to: -Animal Welfare -Supervisor

Hours: -Full-time; 40 hours/week

Wednesday-Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.

Perform daily sanitation of kennels and cattery areas according to the Nebraska Humane Society's Standard Operating Procedures.
General cleaning including, but not limited to laundry, and dishes.
Provide superior care for all animals, with a focus on basic necessities such as food, water, and living conditions.
Humane and safe animal handling according the Nebraska Humane Society's Standard Operating Procedures.
Animal retrievals for owner reclaims and for cremation services.
May occasionally fill out appropriate paperwork for animals scheduled for surgery.
While handling animals, must report any behavior or medical observations that could compromise the welfare of the animal.
Carry out proper shelter closing procedures as defined in the closing checklist sheet before the end of shift.
Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications: Education, Experience, Certification, and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities


High school Diploma or GED.
Previous experience in an animal welfare agency such as a vet office, animal shelter, etc.
Display affection and compassion for animals and concern for their welfare.
Must adhere to highest ethical standards: possess trustworthiness, exercise maturity and sound judgment while maintaining a professional manner and personal appearance.
Be comfortable and skilled working with a culturally diverse staff and community.
Must be considerate, respectful and display a helpful demeanor to all employees, volunteers, and customers.
Must be able to work cordially, safely and efficiently in fast-paced, stressful conditions.
Must possess the ability to cope with loss of animal life from illness, injury and euthanasia.
Must exhibit the organization core values of compassion for all animals, respect and dignity for all, strive for excellence, and teamwork.
Ability to safely and humanely handle animals
Ability to respectfully give and receive feedback
Ability to work independently and part of a team.
Ability to work in c

Keywords: CareerLink, Omaha , Animal Welfare Specialist I (Dog Staff), Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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