Animal Care Tech I

Salary: Hiring Range: $20-$22.00/hour
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted November 30, 2022
This position has been filled

The Animal Care Technician I provides excellent customer service to animal shelter customers as well as care to the animals residing at the Animal Shelter.

Schedule: 5 days per week, 8am-4:30pm. Will include at least one weekend day.

Essential Functions:

Assures Safe, Clean, Healthy Shelter Environment

Perform daily kennel duties as needed, cleaning all necessary areas of animal holding kennels. Maintains shelter grounds by cleaning when necessary several times weekly.
Feed and provide any other necessary care for all shelter animals.
Provide a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and public while promoting a humane and caring attitude towards all visitors to the shelter, people and animals alike.
Assess Animal Health

Monitor the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identify any health problems or concerns and immediately report to the shelter manager or staff vet.
Medicate animals as directed, provide treatment and care for animals including vaccinations, examinations, performance of medical treatments (ie bandaging, nail clipping, ear cleaning, etc.) and euthanasia as needed (if certified).
Admit and release animals in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner and to inform the volunteers, staff and public of any pertinent medical information on the animals’ care
Facilitate Adoptions and Assist With Volunteer Program

Counsel potential adopters in selecting a pet that fits their lifestyle; discuss the responsibilities of pet ownership; give information about specific animals and explain the adoption process.
Process all adoptions and adoption follow ups.
Assist with Volunteer Program
Administrative Duties and Customer Service

Maintain a friendly demeanor and provide good customer service on the phone and in person.
Dispatch incoming calls to officers on duty.
Greet and assist all customers entering the ECAS lobby.
Daily record keeping and file organization.

At least 1 year of experience in customer service as well as experience working with animals; or, any combination of education and experience which produces the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must 18 years of age or older
Must possess a valid state driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellence: Achieving goals and producing high quality results in a timely manner.
Service: Striving to exceed customers’ expectations.
Interpersonal Skill: Is aware of, responds to, and considers the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others. Deals with conflicts, confrontations, disagreements in a positive manner, which minimizes personal impact, to include controlling ones’ feelings and reactions. Deals effectively with others in both favorable and unfavorable situations regardless of status of position. Accepts interpersonal and cultural diversity.
Team Skill: Establishes effective working relationships among team members. Participates in solving problems and making decisions.
Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self to accomplish specific goals (e.g., establishes action plans). Identifies need, arranges for, and obtains resources needed to accomplish own goals and objectives. Develops and uses tracking systems for monitoring own work progress. Effectively uses resources such as time and information.
Direction and Motivation: Sets a good example of how to do the job; demonstrates personal integrity, responsibility, and accountability. Provides advice and assistance to help others accomplish their work. Directs/motivates self.
Flexibility: Modifies own behavior and work activities in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Views issues/problems from different perspectives. Considers a wide range of alternatives, including innovative or creative approaches. Strives to take actions that are acceptable to others having differing views.
Leadership: Ability to make right decisions based on perceptive and analytical processes. Practices good judgment in gray areas. Acts decisively
Culture & Benefits

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Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement. 
Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.
As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.
Great benefits! See the details

Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
12 paid holidays
Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
Paid volunteer hours
6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
Tuition reimbursement programs
Bilingual Pay Incentive
Free bus pass and more
Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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