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Night Intake Technician

Company: Nebraska Humane Society
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

$500 Hiring Bonus upon hire

Are you a thrill-seeker with a heart for all animals, big or small, furry, feathered, scaled, or wild? No two days are the same in the life of an Animal Intake Technician! Are you eager to learn a variety of skills and knowledge across all species? Do you have astute observation skills and the ability to think on your feet? Cuddle the tiniest kitten, comfort a scared puppy, and be the help for that animal hit by a car. You never know what will come into an animal shelter on a daily basis. Sometimes there's adventure involved, complex situations, and the unpredictable. Are you ready to tackle the challenge of animal shelter intake?

Title: Night Intake Technician

Department: Assessment

This position reports to: Director, Animal Welfare

Hours: Part-time; 24 hours/week Wednesday-Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm

Purpose of Position: Triaging animals as they come into the shelter through the after-hours drop boxes, administering initial vaccinations/medications, recording medical and behavioral observations, and reporting findings to the appropriate medical or behavior staff for further evaluation.

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, and does not alter the at will relationship.

  • Triage all animals that enter the shelter through the afterhours animal drop off area, including dogs, cats, critters, wildlife, exotics, etc.
  • Administer initial vaccinations and medications according to the Nebraska Humane Society s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Record any medical or behavioral observations and report to the appropriate medical or behavior staff for further evaluation.
  • Accurately enter medications and vaccinations given at intake, as well as any owner information, etc. into the computer database.
  • Perform daily sanitation of intake kennels, as well as intake workspaces 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.
  • Carry out proper intake closing procedures as defined in the closing checklist sheet.
  • Perform humane euthanasia by injection.
    • Check and enter paperwork in preparation for euthanasia.
    • Assist with and/or perform euthanasia of a variety of species.
    • Perform evening syringe feeding of neonatal kittens as directed
    • Perform other duties assigned by management
      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.
      • Must be able to pass federal background check and be able to work around controlled substances
      • 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 be able to manage the emotional aspect of end of life services and humane euthanasia, and support employees in high-emotion circumstances.
      • 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 close proximity of others.
      • Ability to work around all types of animals without allergic reaction.
      • Ability to be self-directed and self-motivated.
      • Ability to be flexible and resilient in ever changing conditions.
      • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Desired
        • Previous experience using an animal sheltering computer program such as Chameleon.
        • Associate degree in a Science related field
        • Certification in euthanasia by injection.
        • Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems and computer literate in Microsoft Office. Work Conditions:

          The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.
          • Minimum of 24 scheduled hours per week. Weekend hours required. Rotating holiday work schedule required. Daytime hours may be necessary in the event of an emergency, staffing shortages or a special event.
          • The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet, though barking or whining of animals may be escalated at certain times in certain areas of the building.
          • High exposure to animals whose reactions to the shelter environment cannot be predicted.
          • Temperatures in the shelter environment are varied, though usually moderate, and dependent on the season.
          • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases and hazardous chemicals.
          • Ability to work around animals without severe allergic reactions.
          • Use of all extremities
          • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
          • Good vision for detailed work
          • Good coordination Physical Requirements:

            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            Physical Demand














            Lifting up to 50 lbs with or without assistance


            Lifting over 50 lbs with assistance




            Distinguish smell/temperature




            Exposure to hazardous materials




            Hand/finger dexterity




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