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:

 

Reports to: Adoption Supervisor

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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within the adoptions flow to ensure the team is functioning at the highest level.
  • Connect, through matchmaking, potential adopters to their future pets to best ensure positive outcomes.
  • Retrieve animals from the kennels to facilitate meet and greets with potential adopters and/or their resident pets.
  • Positive collaboration with all teams in the shelter and flexibility to learn/promote/initiate lifesaving best practices.
  • 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.
  • Write the clinic transfer paperwork for animals that have been adopted to ensure they are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm or combo tested, etc.
  • Use software system to properly complete adoptions.
  • Handle adoption fees and perform cash box closing for the adoption cash box.
  • Call adopters to inform them when their adopted pet is ready for pickup.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must promote LifeLine Animal Project’s policies and philosophies.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior, training, and animal breed recognition.
  • Knowledge in animal health and well-being to include nutrition needs, resources for information, knowledge of common animal diseases.
  • Ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes. Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses and injuries. Ability to recognize common animal behavior.
  • Demonstrated personal communication knowledge to include effective phone skills, effective interviewing techniques, public speaking and ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

    Minimum of high school diploma.
  • Minimum of 1+ years experience in animal related field.
  • Must pass general knowledge test and animal knowledge test.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

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.

Desired Skills:

  • 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 of time (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.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Director of Field Services

The Animal Services Officer will be responsible for maintaining public safety by enforcing local ordinances and state laws regarding the care of animals. A 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. 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writing clear, concise, factual incident reports, issuing citations and warnings, interviewing witnesses, and serving subpoenas.
  • Testifying as a witness in court as well as preparation of cases for court and presentation of the cases to the prosecuting authority as well as the court.
  • Handling animals of all temperaments, species, breeds, and sizes in a humane and safe manner.

Desired Skills:

  • Report writing
  • General investigative skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Animal handling
  • Knowledge of best practices for the humane care of animals
  • Knowledge of animal breeds and animal behavior
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding animals
  • General understanding of the court processes and procedures
  • The ability to lift 50lbs and to work in all weather conditions.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • 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

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Community Programs Manager

Responsible for providing support and assistance to pet owners, community volunteers, and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to clients, field officers, coworkers, and volunteers.
  • Deliver services and programs with an open-minded and inclusive attitude. Treat each community encounter with respect, kindness, and compassion.
  • Manage Friendly Finder program in the field and at the shelter. Communicate Friendly Finder process to stray finders. Process Friendly Finder Foster forms, coordinate with shelter staff for animal vaccines, photos, and other intake procedures. Arrange for transport for animal to and from field location as needed.
  • Coordinate with foster team to connect stray finders with foster volunteers on LifeLine’s foster waiting list.
  • Create FOUND flyers and post FOUND photos and descriptions on social media for animals found in the field and over-the-counter.
  • Respond to pet owners requesting assistance.
  • Connect owners to community resources such as food banks, medical services, temporary boarding, fence repair, or human services programs.
  • Provide re-homing packets to owners who wish to rehome their pets. Include adoption information, meet and greet instructions, questions to ask future owners, etc.
  • Offer information and counseling on spay/neuter, training classes, vaccine, and general pet care.
  • Offer owners food, crates, runners, and other supplies that may be available.
  • Keep records of all communications and assistance provided to owners and stray finders. Produce reports as requested.

Desired Skills:

  • Problem solving ability.
  • Compassion for animals and owners.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Passion for serving the community.
  • Clear oral and written communications.
  • General animal behavior and care knowledge.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in communication, note documentation, and data entry.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and ability to meet insurance underwriting guidelines required.
  • Community outreach, social services, or advocacy experience.
  • Animal experience preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Placement Supervisor

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for creating and posting engaging, high-quality content, primarily videos and photos, for the Fulton County Animal Services social media pages. This person will also execute effective and creative engagement strategies while serving as the primary facilitator for online conversation through various social media and online channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Business, and Yelp). This person is responsible for responding and joining relevant conversations on behalf of LifeLine and the animals it cares for. Working closely with the marketing/communications team, this position will promote the needs of the shelter, enhance and increase LifeLine’s social media footprint and highlight lifesaving programs and initiatives while ensuring adherence to organizational brand standards. This position is also very hands-on with the animals in our shelter, in order to create videos, photograph and capture adoptable animals personalities to help drive adoptions, donations, and awareness. As part of the marketing team, this position will help with campaign planning and execution, graphic and video design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Photograph and create videos for shelter animals for posting to social media with the intention of increasing adoptions, foster and rescue placement.
  • Photograph and write bios for shelter animals’ adoption page listing on website.
  • Educate and interact with others within the digital community.
  • Create and post positive, interesting and engaging content on LifeLine platforms.
  • Respond and address customer feedback and concerns.
  • Coordinate with shelter departments to develop digital content that assists with adoptions, donations and volunteer activities. Work hand-in-hand with marketing team to support LifeLine events, programs and initiatives.
  • Steer online conversations to promote positive conversations and escalate any concerns to marketing/communications and shelter team.
  • Help post, promote and oversee content on internal volunteer and team pages to inform and engage our internal supporters as well.
  • Work with volunteer content teams to coach and leverage content for social media channels.
  • Create graphic and video design elements for various content needs including presentations, flyers, videos, campaigns and more.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of photography and videography.
  • Graphic design and video editing experience.
  • Basic knowledge of DSLR cameras
  • Excellent and professional written communication skills and grammar.
  • Expertise in Adobe photo and video editing software.
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Professional experience using social media for business success a plus.
  • Flexibility to react to changes in shelter priorities.
  • Experienced, or expected to learn essential animal handling techniques and understand basic animal behavior.
  • Must love animals and be able to handle large dogs comfortably.
  • Must be self-sufficient in getting animals out of the kennel to photograph and video.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.

Reports to: Director of Animal Care

Assisting the veterinarian by performing health checks, surgery, and providing medications for animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform intake on new animals including exam, vaccines, testing.
  • Examine animals in the shelter for diseases, parasites, injuries and other afflictions.
  • Assist the veterinarian with diagnostic exams and medical procedures.
  • Collect blood, urine, and stool samples as needed.
  • Prepare animals for surgery. Monitor health during surgery and recovery.
  • Administer vaccinations and medications for animals in the clinic and kennel.
  • Perform basic first aid on injured animals.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of medication and medical equipment.
  • Clean instruments and surfaces. Wrap packs.
  • Clean recovery and other cages in the clinic area. Clean crates if needed.
  • Data entry of medical information, procedures, and notes.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of general animal care principles and practices.
  • 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 handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions/procedures.
  • Ability to learn animal management software system and accurately enter information into the software system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to handle performing or assisting with euthanasia.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to a kennel that is not air-conditioned and may be exposed to unpleasant kennel smells. May have to handle dogs and cats that are stray, injured, diseased or vicious. May also be exposed to animal carcasses.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Minimum of high school diploma.
  • One+ years’ experience in animal related field preferred.
  • Certification in euthanasia may be required.
  • Drivers license may be required.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must like animals!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@lifelineanimal.org.