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:

  • 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.
  • Properly input all information necessary for the adoption into the software system. Must print out all necessary paperwork for the adoption and must have the adopter sign the adoption contract and any dismissal instructions.
  • 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.
  • May be required to assist with owner surrender counseling, rescue groups and cleaning when needed.
  • 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: Foster Supervisor

Responsible for coordinating the Foster Care Program. Recruit foster volunteers. Teach feeding and care techniques to foster volunteers. Conduct home visits. Maintain database of foster information and produce reports as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview and select volunteers for the Dog Foster Program. Coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator as volunteers express foster interest.
  • Coordinate with Kennel Supervisors to identify foster matches. Meet dogs and evaluate personalities and special needs.
  • Conduct home visits as part of the foster volunteer evaluation process. Document inspections as required by Department of Agriculture regulations.
  • Assist in developing training materials – manuals, videos, etc. – to be used in foster training.
  • Schedule and conduct foster training classes – bottle feeding, administering medications, house training, socializing, etc.
  • Counsel foster volunteers. Answer questions, provide additional training and support as needed. Stay connected to short- and long-term fosters with follow-up phone calls, emails and visits. Maintain connection even when volunteers are not housing an animal.
  • Coordinate with Animal Behavior Specialist when fosters need assistance with animal behavior issues.
  • Maintain and update records. Produce reports as requested.
  • Work with Veterinary staff to schedule vaccines, surgery, appointments, etc. Provide appointment information to foster volunteers and follow-up if appointments are missed. Reschedule as needed.
  • If a foster dog is adopted (by the foster or another applicant) input all information necessary for the adoption into the computer system. Print out all necessary paperwork for the adoption and must have the adopter sign the adoption contract.

Desired Skills:

  • Animal handling skills for large and small animals.
  • Considerable knowledge of animal welfare programs.
  • Compassion for animals and owners.
  • Passion for serving the community.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain routine work records and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a shelter or kennel.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and ability to meet insurance underwriting guidelines required.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.

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.