Overnight Animal Transport and Shelter Assistant (temporary)
Temporary - part-time - Pueblo, CO
The purpose of this position is to provide transport for animals needing medical assistance after hours. This position will also provide shelter assistance with data entry, lost & found matching, and cleaning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides animal transport services to and from emergency veterinarian clinics and the shelter.
- Communicates clearly and professionally in person and over the telephone.
- Responds to calls for service from ALE officers and emergency vet clinics regarding the health and welfare of animals after working hours.
- Performs direct animal handling in a humane manner such as loading, unloading, and kenneling.
- Operates HSPPR vehicles in a safe and prudent manner to respond to calls for service.
- Properly cleans and disinfects HSPPR vehicles.
- Performs necessary and assigned data entry.
- Performs assigned cleaning and sanitizing duties as necessary.
- Utilizes social media platforms, internet search engines, and sheltering software to identify owners of lost pets in care for reunification.
- Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude at all times.
- Maintain a calm demeanor under sometimes stressful and urgent situations
- Demonstrate commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of HSPPR.
- Appropriately document observed animal behaviors utilizing objective language as required in relevant procedures and/or policies.
- Performs administrative duties as assigned
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
Skills / Requirements
- Regularly sits at computer station.
- Exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally and 30 pounds frequently.
- May be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
- Regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and is frequently required to stand and walk. May be expected to be on feet for extended periods of time.
- Consistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
- Regularly exposed to noise and potential exposure to hazardous weather conditions.
- Potential exposure to cleaning supplies and/or other substances containing toxic or caustic chemicals.
Overnight (9) hour shifts. The schedule may include weekend and holiday work. 20-30 hours per week.
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License and insurable driving record.
- At least 18 years of age.
Who Are We? The first of only two AAHA accredited shelters in Colorado!
Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado
HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Centennial. We employ a total of 200+ employees. We are an organization that celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion. A drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff.
Health Insurance ~~ 401K with employer matching up to 4% of salary ~~ Dental and vision* Insurances ~~ Supplemental Group Insurance* ~~ Short and long term disability Insurance ~~ Paid time off ~~ Holidays ~~ Direct Deposit ~~ Personal Pet Perks
(*) Employee pays the full premium
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer. To learn more about this program, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.
The core values of the staff unite us and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization, and our community.
Core Values Statements-
- Compassion: We believe that animals matter. We are committed to treating animals and people with kindness, respect and compassion.
- Stewardship: We are accountable and transparent in our actions and in the use of our resources to build trust in those we serve.
- Integrity: We believe we can make the greatest impact by staying true to our mission, always doing what is best for the animals and people of our community, and by standing united in our decisions.
- Excellence: We are passionate about our mission, and strive for excellence through continual learning, innovation and the development of our board, staff and volunteers.
- Collaboration: We seek strategic partnerships and alliances to advance the welfare and protection of animals and people.
- Service: We exist to serve our communities and operate with this commitment to serve as front and center in all we do.
Pay: from $20/hour
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary