Looking for a career change which better reflects your passion? Have you ever thought about working to improve and save the lives of companion animals who are suffering in Atlanta? Take this opportunity to check us out now! LifeLine Animal Project at Fulton County Animal Services currently has the following job openings:
- Field Services Officer
- Kennel Attendant
- Volunteer Coordinator
Scroll down to read more information about each job and how to apply. All candidates must pass a background check and drug screening.
Animal Services Officer
LifeLine Animal Project, Inc. is currently seeking a Kennel Attendant at the DeKalb County Animal Services facility in Decatur, Georgia. Kennel Attendants are responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia and other tasks as assigned.
- Previous animal related employment experience required. Examples of previous experience include employment at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, doggy daycare or other animal related business where you had hands-on experience with animals.
- Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance.
- Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to determine which animals are aggressive.
- Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
- Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
- Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
- Must pass background check and drug screening.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- High school diploma or GED required.
Assists the Director of Volunteer Services in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers that assist employees in the efficient running of the facility and that assist with events requested by other departments. Maintains volunteer records and coordinates volunteer schedules, prepares volunteer program reports, and liaisons with community to attract volunteers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Recruits, directs, guides, and trains volunteers in performance of the respective duties.
- Assists in the scheduling of all volunteer training classes and orientations.
- Coordinates with other departments in the development and implementation of new volunteer programs.
- Evaluate, implement and keep current volunteer applications and screening process, volunteer handbook and training manuals on a regular basis.
- Work with Director of Volunteer Services in preparing volunteer job descriptions and volunteer training manuals.
- Facilitate professional interaction between volunteers and LifeLine staff.
- Schedule and conduct volunteer orientations.
- Responsible for recognizing potential problems with and when necessary, terminating the volunteer relationship of an individual that may not be appropriate for the program.
- Responsible for the scheduling and confirmation of volunteers for special events and other activities as requested from other departments.
- Responsible for the scheduling of volunteers for Off-Site adoptions (and additional locations on an “as needed” basis) and confirm on a weekly basis.
- Record cancellations and make necessary changes to ensure adequate coverage of volunteer help.
- Assists the Director of Volunteer Services in the planning and execution of the annual Volunteer Recognition Event.
- Design, research, and implement on-going recognition, appreciation, and motivational programs for volunteers including a yearly recognition event and acknowledge volunteers after special events by sending thank you cards.
- Work in conjunction with the public and companies/organizations that are interested in community service projects.
- Keep record of special project volunteer hours and write letters of completed service when requested.
- Manage the volunteer database to keep track of all volunteers, orientation dates, training dates, moneys collected, an all other information pertaining to individual volunteer job skills and work preference.
- Schedule volunteers for various positions in the shelter to ensure consistent and even coverage.
- Conform to department's approved budget.
- Interface and cooperate with other departments within the organization by being involved in various planning committees.
- Perform customer service to the standards set forth in LifeLine’s employee manual.
- May drive company vehicle in performance of company business.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Performance Factors and Necessary Skills:
- Communication and Contact: The Volunteer Coordinator must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, donors and volunteers and has tact and above average communication and customer service skills as well as excellent telephone etiquette. This person must also have considerable knowledge of English, spelling, punctuation and grammar. The Volunteer Coordinator must be organized and able to direct volunteer assistance.
- Attendance and Dependability: The Volunteer Coordinator can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work and can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
- Relationships with Others: The Volunteer Coordinator works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, donors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of LifeLine and exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Considerable knowledge of computers and database management
- Proficiency with Volgistics, word processing software, specifically Microsoft Word for Windows, and all google-based applications
- Ability to prioritize and simultaneously handle multiple projects
- Ability to develop and maintain a good rapport with public and peers
- Excellent telephone etiquette
- High School Graduate with at least 2 years of college and/or 2+ years experience in Volunteer Coordinator position preferred.
- 1 year animal handling experience preferred.
- Possession of a valid Georgia driver’s license and driving record acceptable to LifeLine insurance carrier.