Fixed-Term Animal Shelter Officer

Auckland Council

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Apr 30

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Job description

•    Your chance to work with animals all day long

•    Sunday to Thursday, fixed term until January 2022

•    Silverdale based with agility to work across multiple locations


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

On a daily basis, you will be responsible for ensuring all animals in the accommodation area are cared for which includes feeding, exercising, and cleaning. Provide enrichment and training as required. With strong communication skills you will be customer focused by way of assisting with adoption, education , front counter, adoption property inspections and building relationships with internal and external customers. You will be releasing dogs to the public, updating systems where appropriate and assisting with vet treatment of animals and euthanasia processes when required.

This role works Sunday to Thursday inclusive, fixed rostered shift including weekends and public holidays.  The hours will be 40 hours per week with a 7:30am to 8:30 start time depending on roster duties for the day. The role is primarily based in Silverdale however flexibility is required to work at other shelters in Henderson and Manukau when needed. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will be able to demonstrate competent animal handling skills coupled with outstanding customer service. You will need to be flexible, have a great work ethic and be able to withstand the physical requirements of this role. You will impress with your excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Previous animal handling or husbandry is required for this role. Vet clinic experience and dog training experience would be ideal. Animal care certificate or equivalent qualification would be advantageous (but not a compulsory requirement). 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

You will help us make dogs a positive part of Auckland life. We will provide you with training on the Dog Control and Impounding Acts and the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animals and provide good customer service. This is your chance to help achieve our vision for Auckland to be a world-class city.

Become part of our Auckland Council's animal management team, we work across Auckland’s diverse communities to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals, and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership.

To give you more insight into the role, view the Animal Shelter Officers video:

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Applications close Thursday, 13 May 2021.  For more information, please contact Enna Cecilio on 021 223 2212.

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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