Animal Shelter Attendant- Non-merit

Baltimore County
39 per week $18 - $26 Per hour MD US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Regular Schedule: 39 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Animal Services, Communicable Disease and Environmental Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, performs duties in the receipt, care, custody, and disposition of animals, and in the operation and maintenance of animal shelter facilities. 

  • Feeds, waters, grooms and exercises animals.  
  • Restrains and places animals in shelter holding facilities.  
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains kennels, grounds, shelter equipment, and shelter facilities.
  • Assists veterinarians in the examination and treatment of animals.  
  • Holds animals while shots and medicines are dispensed.  
  • Administers vaccinations and minor medical treatments to animals.  
  • Euthanizes animals.  
  • Prepares lab specimens.
  • Assists in the adoption and redemption of animals.  
  • Provides information to the public about adoption and redemption procedures.  
  • Answers telephone calls and in-person requests for information regarding shelter operations. 
  • Escorts visitors through the shelter.
  • Keeps records of adoptions, redemptions, impoundments and euthanizations. 
  • Collects fines and fees for impoundment, adoption, and vaccination shots.  
  • Keeps agency management informed of shelter issues.  
  • Prepares and assembles reports of animal shelter activities.
  • Assists clients with resources on rehoming or surrendering their pets.
 Examples of Other Duties
  • Performs other related duties as required.
(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid non-commercial, class C Maryland Driver's license or an equivalent is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Animal Shelter Attendant (Field Operator II) - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent

Plus

One year of experience in humane animal care and treatment, animal shelter operations, and/or animal husbandry.

(Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.)

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. 

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.   

Persons appointed to this classification may work on a rotating shift basis which may include weekends, holidays, and overtime. Employees are subject to call to duty.

Employees must obtain certification approved by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners in the performance of euthanasia within one year of employment. Incumbents who do not obtain certification by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners in the performance of euthanasia within one year of employment will be terminated.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails the performance of heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, lifting, carrying heavy animals and objects, and the potential operation of vehicles and equipment. Work requires exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as rabid animals, adverse weather, traffic, cleaning supplies and disgruntled members of the public or animal owners. 
 
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

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