The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services, in Waterford, VA, is currently accepting qualified applications for a full-time up to 90 days temporary, Animal Care Technician position. We are seeking individuals who enjoy working with and caring for animals, who are people-oriented, self-motivated, and dedicated to improving the welfare of animals. The successful candidate's primary function will be to help meet the basic health and welfare needs of the various types of animals in residence. These duties include: cleaning of cat cages and dog kennels; feeding and handling animals such as dogs, cats, horses, poultry, and reptiles; administering medications; and assisting adopters and animal owners. The Department boasts numerous innovative programs designed to improve the lives of shelter animals. Employees are provided the opportunity to participate in these innovative efforts. Candidates must be available to work up to 5 days a week to include weekends and/or holidays.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and at least one year job related experience. Basic knowledge of and experience handling dogs, cats, and other companion animals is required. Experience in a kennel or veterinary office is preferred.
Must have the ability to control large and potentially dangerous animals over 100 pounds and lift animals weighing up to 75 lbs.
Post Conditional Offer Contingencies
Must possess a valid driver's license.