Petersburg, VA

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Animal Control Assistant (Part-Time)

at Petersburg, VA

Pay: $12.13 to $19.98/hour
Salary : $12.13 - $19.98 Hourly
Posted: 11/3/2018
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2258882

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Animal Control Assistant (Part-Time)
Opening Date/Time: Sat. 11/03/18 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$12.13 - $19.98 Hourly
Job Type:Part-Time
Location:103 W. Tabb St., Petersburg, Virginia
Department:Animal Control
This is a Part-Time/Temporary position and will not exceed 28 hours per week.

The purpose of this class within the organization is to provide the animal control officers with clerical/custodial assistance for the animals that enter the shelter. This class works under close supervision according to set procedures.  The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

 Essential Functions:
Manages, organizes and oversees paperwork from the public; answers telephone, and dispatches calls.
Handles, organizes and files confidential paperwork that comes through the shelter.
Assists with cleaning inside and/or outside dog runs.
Cleans kennels and cat litter pans; washes and dries blankets, toys, rags, and towels.
Sweeps, mops, vacuums, and wipes down areas.
Feeds and waters animals during shift, replaces food and water as needed.
Assists patrons with animals and provides tours of the shelter.

Provides patrons with information about pet adoption.

Walks dogs.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands: Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, stretching, or lifting all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness, and speed in the use of fingers, hands, or limbs in tasks involving very close tolerances or limits of accuracy.


Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training in caring for animals and dealing with the public.

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.    

Special Certifications and Licenses: Valid Virginia Driver's License and the ability to pass a background examination.
 Additional Requirements:
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance: The City of Petersburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the City of Petersburg to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.