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:
- Animal Adoptions Counselor (2)
- Kennel Technician
- Animal Services Officer
Scroll down to read more information about each job and how to apply. All candidates must pass a background check and drug screening.
Animal Adoptions Counselor (2)
Responsible for counseling the public about potential pets for adoption; reviewing adoption applications submitted by the public based on written guidelines; receiving adoption fees and updating the software system with information necessary to complete the adoption. Also responsible for tasks which help to increase the number of adoptions such as photo taking and social media posts and other tasks as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
- Answer emails and phone calls from the public regarding pets for adoption in a prompt, professional and informative manner.
- Provide information to potential adopters about housetraining methods, the need for puppy/kitten follow up shots/yearly veterinary care/heartworm prevention and other pet related information.
- Answer questions from the public about pets for adoption including the behavior of specific breeds, dog and cat behavior, pet care, whether a specific pet would be good with children or other dogs and other pertinent information.
- Review adoption applications submitted by the public to determine if the applicant meets written adoption guidelines. Approve or deny the application for adoption in a professional manner. Ask questions of the applicant if necessary to clarify information on the written adoption application.
- Properly input all information necessary for the adoption into the software system
- Handle adoption fees and perform cash box closing for the adoption cash box.
- Perform tasks to increase the number of adoptions including taking pictures and videos of pets for adoption and posting on Facebook and in the animal management software.
- May be required to assist with owner surrender counseling, rescue groups and cleaning when needed.
LifeLine Animal Project, Inc. is currently seeking a Kennel Technician at the Fulton County Animal Services facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Kennel Technicians 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.
Animal Services Officer
The Animal Services Officer will be responsible for maintaining public safety by enforcing local ordinances and state laws regarding the care of animals. Successful candidate will be responsible for answering calls for service regarding animals in need, potential violations, investigating animal cruelty, investigating animal bites, capturing stray animals and providing basic first aid to animals in need while providing assistance to a diverse human population.
The officer will be responsible for writing clear, concise, factual incident reports, issuing citations and warnings, interviewing witnesses, and serving subpoenas. Individuals in this position are responsible for testifying as a witness in court as well preparation of cases for court and presentation of the cases to the prosecuting authority as well as the court. The candidate for this position will also have experience in handling animals of all temperaments, species, breeds and sizes in a humane and safe manner.
This position requires the ability to work any shift and weekends and holiday including limited notice response for emergencies and disaster response. Education may substitute for experience.
General Investigative Skills
Knowledge of Best Practices for the Humane Care of Animals
Knowledge of Animal Breeds
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding animals
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Knowledge of Animal Behavior
General Understanding of the Court Process and Procedures.
The ability to lift 50lbs
The ability to work in all weather conditions.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred) In an animal science, criminal justice or related discipline.
Experience as an Animal Control Officer or Police Officer
Experience in a kennel, shelter or veterinary setting
National Animal Control Association Module A or Law Enforcement Training Institute Level 1 training is preferred.
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have no felony convictions
Must have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license