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: 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: 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.