Schedule: Must have week-end evening availability. Hours can vary semester to semester base on faculty and staff needs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
1) Maintains cleanliness of Vet Tech program animal facilities. Cleans and sanitizes feeding utensils, food preparation area, kennel, cages, cat condos and other animal areas. Cleans and sanitizes linens and bedding.
2) Maintains responsibility for the well-being of all animals housed in facility. Ensures animals are handled and properly cared for at all times. Care for animal's needs including watering, feeding, and bedding animals, and taking dogs out for regular exercise.
3) Operates, cleans and maintains equipment used for laundry, cleaning and sanitizing. Reports any equipment malfunctions to supervisor or attending veterinarian.
4) Assists Veterinarians, faculty and staff in handling and controlling animals during procedures.
5) Reports signs of problems or illnesses with the animals to attending Veterinarian or supervisor.
6) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.
7) Complies with all current OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) rules and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: basic animal kennel operations; deodorants and chemicals used for cleaning and sanitizing kennel areas; animal behavior and handling techniques; standard safety practices used to handle animals; humane treatment of animals.
Minimum qualifications for this position are: High School Degree or GED with 1 to 3 years' experience working in an animal kennel, clinic or related training. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Graduate of Accredited School of Veterinary Technology and current Registered Veterinary Technician
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.