Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an Animal Health Specialist. Do you have two years of experience performing animal health care tasks for domestic animals in a veterinary office or animal shelter? Are you seeking new, exciting, opportunities? If so, please keep reading!
THE JOB: Under the general supervision of the Animal Services Coordinator or Animal Services Shelter Manager, provides routine care, exercise, basic training and medical treatment to animals in the shelter; cares for animals and assesses them for adoptability; assists in the placement of, or provides for the humane euthanasia of shelter animals; assists veterinarians in the medical treatment of or spay or neuter of animals; assists in developing protocols and implementing programs to maintain kennels in a sanitary and disease-free condition; and performs other duties as required. A Registered Veterinary Technician certificate is highly desirable.
Salary: $4,089 - 4,923 / Month
Apply online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com
REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience performing animal health care tasks for domestic animals in a veterinary office or animal shelter. A valid Registered Veterinary Technician license issued by the California State Veterinary Medical Board may be substituted for the required experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT/CONDITION: Training: Incumbent must attend and pass the Euthanasia by Injection certification course within the first six months of hire. License: Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License at time of hire. Hours: Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and/or holidays, and rotational on-call duty as required. Lifting: Incumbent must be able to lift, push/pull or carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Special Working Conditions: Exposure to animals who may be hostile or dangerous and exposure to animal feces and urine. Incumbents will be encouraged to undergo a pre-rabies vaccination series.
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