Animal Shelter Technician

West Valley City

This position performs all duties and responsibilities in cleaning and maintaining all animal cages/kennels, litter boxes and feeding and watering of all animals. Maintains inventory of supplies, dog and cat food, cat litter, and other animal foods as needed. Familiar with computers and data input. Record all animals brought to the shelter and maintain all information pertaining to the animals while here. Updates and inputs data to maintain information on all animals in software system and kennel cards. Proper use of kennel equipment, such as control pole, leashes, cleaning equipment, etc. Able to administer medications. Euthanizes animals in appropriate manner using pentobarbital, or other approved methods. Assist in maintaining outside dog areas.


Benefits: Full benefits; health, dental, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays

Retirement: Utah State Retirement Systems, pension and/or 401(k)

Starting Pay: $12.26 per hour

Posting Close Date: Open until filled


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain the animal shelter and grounds.
Clean the shelter kennels, cages, floors, walls, animal dishes and equipment.
Wash/fold blankets and towels.
Water and feed all animals in the shelter in appropriate manner.
Keep and update all kennel cards of all animals entering the shelter, moving from cage to cage and leaving the shelter.
Administer medications when needed, record times and dates of administration.
Euthanizes animals as needed in appropriate manner using sodium pentobarbital or other approved methods; maintain records.
Proper use of equipment; control poles, leashes and muzzles when needed.
Record in computer system all actions taken regarding animals coming, going or living in the shelter.
Provide good customer service to patrons of the Animal Shelter.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to interact with the public in an appropriate manner.
Familiar with the proper operation and cleaning procedures for kennels and cages.
Ability to work without close supervision and make decisions.
Must be able to keep records and files of work progress.
Must have general knowledge of maintenance of building and grounds, maintenance and repair equipment, including lawn maintenance equipment.
Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
Some knowledge of power tools and maintenance equipment.
Must have computer skills.
Education and/or Experience:

Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent.
Demonstrate math, reading and writing skills.
Language Skills:

Must be able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current Utah driver license.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy physical effort requiring the ability to move around easily for controlling and lifting animals.
May be exposed to vicious, injured or diseased animals.
Must be physically fit and able to lift and/or drag up to 50 pounds.

To apply for this job please visit