Kennel Technician, Non-Profit – San Rafael – $15.58/hour

  • Posted Dec 18,2017
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Job Overview

Do you love puppies and want to dedicate yourself to a career working with them while helping to improve the lives of others?

If so, this entry level position with a beloved Marin non-profit might be just the opportunity to start your New Year off right!

A team player with excellent communication skills, you will be in good company as you join an established department that is supportive, collaborative and dedicated to the goals of the organization as well as the individual goals of its staff.

With a brand new puppy facility mid-way completed and a software migration in the works, this is a very exciting time to be joining the organization!

Lots of room to grow and get involved on various projects and committees, including puppy enrichment, safety, morale, etc.

 

Responsibilities

Requiring solid teamwork and communication skills, your work will entail feeding and bathing dogs, maintaining a clean kennel and an enriched environment while adhering to strict biosecurity protocols.

You will assist with breeding, whelping, and caring for newborn puppies.

This department is staffed 24/7 so your workdays and hours will include weekends as well as day, evening and overnight shifts.

You will be assigned a regular schedule with 2 days off in a row.

Position also includes maintaining precise feeding records, administering basic medications, and maintaining precise kennel records.

Must be able to safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds and be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Requirements

You have:

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent attendance with a strong work ethic
  • An interest in learning the details of specialized dog care
  • Strong attention to detail, good observational and recordkeeping skills
  • Ability to take direction well and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to withstand up to 4 hours of repetitive bending, stooping, standing, keeling, squatting, scooping and hosing.

Position requires current driver’s license and the flexibility to work various shifts.  Excellent benefits!

Hire contingent upon passing background check.