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Posted: 08/01/2012
Advertisement Number: 13031
Job Title: ANIMAL HANDLER
Expires: 08/14/2012 Tuesday
Department: ANIMAL WELFARE
Division: ANIMAL CARE CENTERS
Location: VARIOUS
Job Code: 100004 This is a union position
Grade: B23 $9.26 step one (1). After successful completion of a six (6) month probationary period, $14.77 step two (2). Hourly

POSITION SUMMARY:
Humanely receive, inspect, feed, clean and care for animals housed at the City kennel and/or animal control center; prepare and handle animals for impoundment; assist the general public and rescue groups in viewing and selecting adoptable animals; answer questions regarding City ordinances and regulations; assist in the safe and humane handling of the animal during euthanasia procedure and perform a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
WorkKeys Assessment Scores: Reading for Information with a minimum score of Level 4; Locating Information with a minimum score of Level 4 and Workplace Observation with a minimum score of Level 2 plus one (1) year of animal control or animal handling experience. To learn more about WorkKeys Assessments and to schedule an appointment to take the required WorkKeys assessments, please visit http://www.cabq.gov/jobs/workkeys. Work Keys transcripts (scores) must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License. Possession of a valid City Operator's Permit (COP) within (6) months from date of hire.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is a safety sensitive position and requires a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and random drug/alcohol testing. Position requires: Background check.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Principles and practices of humane animal handling, care and treatment
A variety of animal species, breeds and related behavioral and health characteristics
Operational characteristics of kennel equipment and tools
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers
Occupational hazards and standard kennel safety practices
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations
Correctly and humanely use and apply a variety of animal handling skills
Operate animal control tools and equipment in a humane, safe and effective manner
Operate a variety of motor vehicles in a safe and effective manner
Assist in humanely restraining animals for various procedures
Compassionately interact with animals in ways to minimize stress and enhance environment
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public accurately, promptly and courteously
Operate office equipment including computers
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Work independently in the absence of supervision
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Communicate clearly and concisely
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

TO APPLY: All applicants must submit, by expiration date, a City Application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at web site www.cabq.gov/jobs. Applications are also available at the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department 400 Marquette NW 7th Floor Suite 703, Albuquerque NM 87103. Copies of required certifications, registrations, and/or licenses, if not attached on-line, must be provided at the time of interview. Additionally, if requesting acceptance of post secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your transcript is required at the time of the interview. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in disqualification.

NOTE: Your qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in your City application.

VACANCY LISTINGS: May be obtained from the City's website at http://www.cabq.gov and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.


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