The Veterinary Technology Facility Animal Caretaker works collaboratively with Massasoit Community College staff, faculty, employees, and students to provide Vet Tech Program animals with excellent compassion and care. The animal caretaker demonstrates teamwork and respect while carrying out these duties. Job responsibilities include proper care and welfare of program animals, general cleaning and upkeep of the Veterinary Technology kennel areas and facility in general, ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions and protocols, and the ability and self-motivation to work independently.
walk dogs per safety protocol and pick up after them;
feed and provide fresh water to dogs and cats;
wash dishes and bowls;
clean litter boxes;
wash & disinfect kennels and cages;
wash, dry, & fold bedding;
monitor the health and comfort of the animals;
identify and report any animal health problems to the program coordinator, facility coordinator or program veterinarian;
bathe animals as needed;
general cleaning and upkeep of animal housing, food prep, and laundry areas;
neat & accurate documentation in paper and electronic records;
empty trash and recycling;
administration of oral or topical medications;
care of post-surgical patients
Such statement of specific duties shall fall within the Human Resources Division Classification Specification. All higher education Classification Specifications shall be available at the Board of Higher Education website: www.mass.edu
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Previous animal handling experience. The Animal Caretaker I must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing. Experience and familiarity with veterinary medicine and animal care will be a plus. Candidates should be fluent with technology and have strong organizational skills, a history of effective collaboration, and a willingness to tackle unexpected challenges. On call duties on a rotating basis to ensure the welfare of the in house animal colonies will be required.
AFSCME union position, full-time, state funded with benefits
10 month position approximately mid-August to mid-June
Number of positions available: 2 openings
Worksite: The Canton Campus of Massasoit Community College (although travel to other instructional/veterinary sites may be required)
Positon 1: Saturday – Wednesday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Position 2: Wednesday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A cover letter and resume are required. Please apply online.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100 x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 229, email@example.com, or the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, Donna R. Boissel, Human Resources, 508-588-9100, x1505, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 233, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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