Job Details: Assistant, Animal Services (Casual/On-going)

Job Details
Open Date Jan 01 2023 - 12:00:00 AM Close Date Dec 31 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Assistant, Animal Services (Casual/On-going) Posting Type Non-Union
Posting Status Active Position Length Casual/Irregular
Department Group Animal Services Hours per Week 24
Department Corporate Services Openings 2
Education High School Diploma Experience 1 - 3 years
Location Animal Shelter Competition 23-08O
Salary Range $18.22 per hour
Union Position No


The Opportunity

Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Animal Services, this role is responsible to ensure the proper care of all animals in the custody of the Town and the cleanliness of the facility. This role is also responsible to monitor the welfare and behavior of the animals and ensure that all work-related policies and procedures are adhered to. As the Assistant, Animal Services, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Comply with all department sanctioned business and project management practices, procedures, methodologies including tools and templates for assigned projects
  • Ensure the kennel facilities are sterile and disinfected and maintain overall cleanliness of the facility
  • Perform general housekeeping duties including laundry, clean and disinfect kennels and outdoor enclosures, cat cages, grooming area, kitchen, storage areas, washroom and office etc.
  • Seasonal maintenance of outdoor areas including snow removal and salting of walkways, entrances and exits
  • Feed animals, clean food bowls and litter boxes, refill water dishes, prepare food (including special diets) and hand feed animals if necessary
  • Exercise and socialize dogs and cats

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a minimum education, training and/or knowledge in the above, normally acquired from a high school diploma. Our ideal candidate has a minimum 1 – 3 years related experience in an animal related field. The ideal candidate for this position is willing and able to receive regular anti-rabies vaccination and Tetanus vaccination.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to make decisions involving routine tasks, within established procedures. We are seeking an individual with superior organizational skills, a demonstrated ability to work independently with complex tasks requiring some supervision, and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain, clarify and persuade to gain approval.

The successful candidate must be able to work irregular hours , including weekends, evenings and holidays.  This role consists of mostly evenings (4:00pm-7:00pm) and alternate weekends and holidays.

This position offers an hourly rate of $18.22 per hour.

Satisfactory passing of a vulnerable sector check, valid driver’s license with no more than 3 demerit points, daily access to a vehicle and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.

The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.