Adams County Humane Society is currently hiring! If working with animals and making a difference in their lives is something that is important to you, come fill out a job application!
CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
We are currently looking for a veterinarian who would be willing to donate one to two hours a week, once or twice a month, as needed, to help us here at the shelter. Main responsibilities would include administering Rabies, completing CVI exams and helping with treatment plans of any sick or injured animals. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact the Shelter Manager, Cathryn Makurat at (608) 339-6700. While we are currently hiring at this moment for these specific positions, we encourage you to fill out an Employment Application available at the shelter.
ANIMAL CARE MANAGER
The Animal Care Manager is responsible for many tasks throughout the day. Some examples include but are not limited to: 1. Ensuring that proper food, water and care is provided for the animals. 2. Ensuring that animal quarters and facility are kept clean, disinfected and maintained. Observe animals on a daily basis for symptoms of illness and/or behavioral problems. 3. Train and assist Animal Caregivers to screen incoming animals and administer vaccines and medications. 4. Maintain accurate records such as medical, adoptions, release forms, stray animals, and overall animal inventory. 5. Train and assist Animal Caregivers in safe handling techniques of animals, cleaning agents, and drugs. 6. Assist in reviewing and revising shelter forms as needed with the Shelter Manager. 7. Act as a team leader and resource person for animal care staff and volunteers utilizing excellent communication skills and leadership styles to foster a team atmosphere. 8. Be a liaison to ensure quality relationships with all departments, volunteers, the public and the Shelter Manager. 9. Maintain a commitment to the humane attitude and philosophies and policies of ACHS in the performance of his/her duties and respects the dignity and basic rights of each animal, volunteer, the BOD and the general public. 10. Perform any and all other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Shelter Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. In depth knowledge of domestic pets. 2. Animal handling and technical experience, including the administration of vaccinations, obtaining and conducting blood analysis and fecal testing. 3. Pleasant and professional public image. 4. Good oral and written skills, computer literate. 5. Valid Wisconsin drivers license and a good driving record. 6. Adapt quickly and able to work in a fast paced environment. 7. Work flexible hours, including Saturdays. 8. Possess excellent customer service skills. 9. At least three (3) years experience working in an animal shelter environment, veterinarian clinic or rescue. 10. At least one (1) year of management experience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 1. Physical demands include lifting and moving animals and cages, administering dangerous drugs, frequent movement, including but not limited to standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, restraining active animals and operation of motor vehicle. 2. Working conditions include exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened and injured animals; exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs; working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces. 3. Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions. 4. Emotional demands including dealing with upset members of the public, euthanasia, and animal abuse and neglect.
The Animal Caretaker position is responsible for many tasks throughout the day. Cleaning cat and dog cages, taking dogs out to their play yards, vaccinating animals, feeding animals, medicating animals, laundry, dishes, adoption counseling and customer service are just a few things you will come across on your day to day tasks. This job is not for those with weak stomachs as you will come across vomit, diarrhea, parasites such as roundworms or tape worms, and abuse/neglect cases. While these things are not an everyday occurrence, being able to clean up after them is a must.
QUALIFICATIONS: -Must be comfortable around needles. -Must have a valid drivers license. -Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills are essential. -Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction. -Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance. -Ability to identify problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the Shelter Manager. -Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday. -Ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and goods. -Ability to push up to 150 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal workday . -Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification. -Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, and frequent interruptions.