Under direct supervision of senior staff, cleans and disinfects inside and outside kennel and caging areas where animals are maintained and cleans animal supplies. Moves animals to and from kennel or caging areas before and after cleaning, for exercise or medical treatment. Performs general custodial duties and some maintenance repair of equipment and caging. Cares for impounded animals including domestic, wildlife and exotics. May assist in performing screening tests including heartworm, leukemia, and fecal tests using prescribed methods and instructions. May assist in giving vaccines, medications, euthanasia and other general animal procedures. Performs clerical and customer services functions. Answers telephone. Updates animal informational sheets and impound cards with health information and personality traits. Washes windows and doors, cleans bathrooms, dries and folds laundry and changes light bulbs. Cleans counters and cupboards, floors and removes garbage. Assists in recording information regarding new stray animals and enters information into the computer. Compares lost animal reports with found reports. Assists the public and answers questions relating to animal care and applicable City animal ordinances. Assists in reclaiming animals to their owners Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other duties as required.
Minimum education, experience and certification
High school diploma or equivalent required. Requires ability to handle domestic animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles and birds with appropriate equipment. Must have the ability to lift 70 lbs. Requires attention to detail, frequent bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and kneeling. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age for Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.
Application deadline is Thursday, June 29, 2017. To apply, please visit the City’s Self Services website at www.icgov.org/jobs to complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.
To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.
The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson Co...unty, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."