Provide overall support for operations departments. Complete clerical and hands-on tasks in order to increase efficiencies in departments.
Night Operations Assistant
Animal Welfare Supervisor
Part-time; 21 hours/week
Wednesday (8:00pm-12:00am), Thursday (6:00pm-12:00am), Friday (7:00pm-12:00am), Saturday (6:00pm-12:00am)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perform humane euthanasia by injection.
- Check and enter paperwork in preparation for euthanasia.
- Assist with and/or perform euthanasia’s when required.
- Perform initial medical and behavior evaluations on all animals including dogs, cats, critters, wildlife, exotics, etc.
- Administer vaccinations and medications according to the Nebraska Humane Society’s Standard Operating Procedures.
- Accurately enter medications, vaccinations, owner information, etc. into the computer database.
- Empty the night drop boxes
- Perform evening feeding of kittens as directed
- Clean laundry and dishes
- Perform hands on and clerical work for other departments in the agency as needed.
- Perform other duties assigned by management
- High school diploma or GED
- Previous experience in an animal welfare agency such as a vet office, animal shelter, etc.
- Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and be able to provide proof of vehicle insurance
- 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 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.
Some college preferred
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 21 hours per week. Weekend hours may be required
- Must be available to work special events
- 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.
- As work may need to be done outside of the shelter, the employee may encounter environmental issues outside of our control such as fallen tree limbs, rain storms or snow/ice. When this occurs the employee must report the issues immediately to their direct supervisor who will work to resolution.
- Use of all extremities
- Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
- Good vision for detailed work
- Good coordination
The Nebraska Humane Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other protected category, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.