Job Opportunities

The Whatcom Humane Society seeks individuals highly motivated toward the welfare of ALL animals.

JOB TITLE:  ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN (20-26 hours/week)

FUNCTIONS:  To maintain the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and provide all sheltered animals with humane care, treatment and attention.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.   Clean, disinfect, and maintain various animal quarters and accompanying areas in sanitary condition.
2.   Vaccinate, feed, and observe animals daily as to their health and well-being.
3.   Provide special care when advised of animals requiring medication, treatment, and/or special needs.
4.   Completion of odd jobs as assigned.
5.   Properly identify all animals and maintain proper paperwork.
6.   Proper and respectful handling of dead animals.

Animal Care Technicians will be assigned additional responsibilities after demonstrating competency at entry level. Examples of additional responsibilities are as follows:
Incoming health examination and assessment

  • Euthanasia
  • Adoption selection
  • Receiving animals after hours
  • Assist public in redemption/adoption of animals

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.   High school graduate or equivalent
2.   Must be in good health, able to pass a physical examination, and lift 50 pounds.
3.   Highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals.
4.   Workable knowledge of proper care for animals or ability to learn.
5.   Ability to work well with the public, volunteers, and fellow employees.
6.   Must be able to work independently.
7.   Have minimum 1 year professional working experience with animals.

COMPENSATION: 
$11.50 per hour.  Benefits including vacation, sick, holiday pay after successful completion of introduction period.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 
Must work irregular hours, shifts, weekends and holidays. Be able to deal with unruly, vicious, and dangerous animals humanely. Be able to deal with a hostile public, a fast paced workload that at times can be stressful. Be able to deal with strenuous physical activity and the emotional drain of the job. Exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Amy Campbell, Companion Animal Services Manager
Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226
animalcaremgr@whatcomhumane.org
(360)733-2746 fax

No phone calls please.
WHS is an equal opportunity employer.
Please Note: we use E-verify – www.dhs.gov/e-verify