Join the MAC Team!
WE ARE HIRING!
Like animals? Love people? Passionate about making a difference in the lives of both? Then McKamey Animal Center wants YOU to join our growing team! MAC employs animal protection officers, veterinary staff, animal caretakers, behavioral experts and more, and each and every team member is committed to making our community a better place for animals and the people who love them.
If you are passionate, dedicated, hard-working and believe in our mission, Saving Animals, Helping People, apply below!
The McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status in its employment programs and policies.
McKamey Animal Center Animal Services Officers are the face of progressive, humane law enforcement in the communities we serve. Officers are responsible for enforcement of state and local animal welfare laws and ordinances, protecting the public from dangerous animals, providing support and resources to pet owners, and assisting animals in need. To be successful in this position, candidates must have strong animal handling skills, the ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with animals and people, a passion for animal welfare and caretaking, and compassion not just for animals but for humans.
SALARY, SCHEDULE AND BENEFITS
•Salary: $17.00 upon hiring, $17.50 upon receiving officer commission
•Schedule: Full time, non-exempt, overnight and weekend shifts required
•Benefits: Medical, dental, holidays, retirement plan
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (includes, but not limited to):
•Ensure proper application and enforcement of all local and state laws and ordinances concerning the care, use, treatment, selling, licensing, and impounding of animals.
•Ensure compliance with all MAC policies and procedures regarding animal control functions and activities, humane handling, community-focused outreach, etc.
•Ensure appropriate and timely response to complaints, inquiries and requests for service.
•Perform animal cruelty investigations and inspections, including applying for warrants, issuing warnings and citations, conducting crime scene and forensic investigations, participating in judicial proceedings and ensuring all requirements necessary for successful prosecution of offenders.
•Cover any and all assigned shifts, including on-call overnights.
•Ensure proper use, storage, maintenance of equipment assigned to the Animal Services Department and Officers – i.e. vehicles, supplies, animal handling and related equipment, electronics, radiocommunication system, safety equipment, humane animal traps, etc.
•Maintain necessary records and prepare routine required reports regarding animal control activities, equipment and maintenance inventories, etc.
•Humanely euthanize animals as necessary, and ensure proper maintenance and renewal of necessary permits and licenses for euthanasia drugs, chemical capture agents, etc.; maintain strict control of all pharmaceutical products and their use in accordance with state and federal regulations.
•Advise and support the general public regarding animal control laws and ordinances, animal shelter procedures and responsibilities of pet ownership, and identify opportunities for progressive methods of achieving compliance with animal welfare standards.
•In collaboration with shelter staff, ensure proper management of animals held for protective custody, bite quarantines, rabies testing, etc., and work closely with staff to achieve animal care and population management goals with respect to impounded animals.
•Humanely manage nuisance wildlife calls or complaints.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Animal Services Officer Job Qualifications and Skills
•Strong interpersonal skills, ability to relate and confer with staff and the general public.
•Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making when dealing with staff and the public.
•Proven organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail (effective record keeping ability).
•Knowledge of law enforcement techniques, principals, & practices; local & state animal laws and procedures; animal health, care and welfare; and progressive animal control philosophies and practices.
•Strong humane animal handling skills and knowledge of animal behavior and animal medicine, ability to recognize signs of animal neglect, abuse and cruelty.
•Ability to operate all equipment, tools, technology, vehicles and other tools relevant to job duties.
•Ability to complete physical agility test that demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform actuator simulated job-related tasks, including, but not limited to, climbing, running jumping fences, crawling under or through small spaces and lifting or carrying heavy objects.
•Ability to humanly handle large, aggressive dogs (> 100 lbs.) along in field situations.
•Ability to acquire certification as a euthanasia technician within 3 months of employment.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Must be at least 21 years of age (required for insurance purposes), have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
•Must live within 20 miles of the Center to ensure a 30-minute response time for emergencies.
Education and Experience Required
•High school diploma is required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•Experience in animal protection, investigation, law enforcement, or equivalent strongly preferred.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Combination of office setting and outdoor field work, with associated exposure to weather conditions.
•Potential exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, and animal bites/scratches when handling animals.
•Must be able to lift over 50 pounds, up to 100 pounds with support.
•Potential exposure to sick, injured, and dangerous animals.
•Must be able to respond to emergency situations and calls for service at any hour.
•Potential for standing/walking/bending up to eight to ten (8-10) hours a day.
•Must be able to performing physical tasks like animal restraint, physical examinations of animals, scrubbing cages, cleaning floors and more.
•Must have quick reflexes and ability to use both hands simultaneously (example: open cage door while handling animal, react to escaping animal).
•Must have ability to bend and squat in order to leash/harness, and/or pick up an animal.
•Must have ability to see well enough to move safely around the building, distinguish animal body language, read instructions, and read an animal’s paperwork.
•Must have ability to hear if an animal is giving warning signs, such as growling, yelping or hissing.
•Must have ability to effectively communicate verbally.
McKamey Animal Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We reserve the right conduct criminal background checks and requires drug testing of all employment candidates
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $17.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- On call
- Overnight shift
- Weekend availability
- Do you reside within 20 miles (30 minutes) of McKamey Animal Center?
- Animal handling: 1 year (Required)
McKamey Animal Center is looking for a strategic, flexible professional with a passion for working with people and animals to join our team as a full-time Outreach Program Manager, supporting our Pets for Life and other community outreach and pet retention programs. Through door-to-door outreach, the Pets for Life program builds relationships and extends resources to people with limited access to pet care services. The ideal candidate will have significant understanding of systemic issues that affect underserved populations, a commitment to serve the community, and desire to address racial and economic injustice.
SALARY AND SCHEDULE
- Rate: $14.00/hour
- Classification: Non-exempt, hourly
- Benefits: medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; retirement plan
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Oversee and contribute to all aspects of Pets for Life program including relationship building, door-to-door outreach, data collection, and transport to ensure meaningful, long-term sustainable impact;
- Oversee program to ensure it operates according to the Pets for Life model, approach, and philosophy of increasing equity in access to resources;
- Conduct ongoing community outreach to pet owners in the Pets for Life community of focus making available veterinary care, pet supplies and other services. Coordinate spay/neuter and wellness appointments and appointment follow up;
- Manage Pets for Life program operating processes to ensure program meets strategic goals;
- Cultivate strong relationships with local groups and programs in the focus community to further the Pets for Life program impact;
- Support MAC’s intake and animal protection teams in creating, implementing and enhancing general pet owner support and surrender prevention efforts, like free pet food, low-cost vaccines and microchips, lost pet return-to-home efforts, and more;
- Work with MAC’s intake and animal protection teams to ensure understanding and implementation of intake diversion best practices, including developing policies and procedures and delivering relevantstaff training, scripts and other talking point for communication with the public;
- Ensure stellar customer service at all times when working with clients and stakeholders, both internal and external;
- Provide general support to animal intake staff as needed;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications and Skills
- Experience providing and managing direct services to diverse audiences;
- Three years or equivalent animal sheltering, community outreach and/or social services experience;
- Significant understanding of systemic issues that affect underserved populations and commitment to serve the community;
- Willingness to work as a team and provide direct support in all areas of program;
- Self-motivation and ability to work successfully independently;
- Commitment to treat animals and people with respect and kindness;
- Ability to effectively communicate about the Pets for Life program to a variety of audiences;
- Availability to work weekends and evenings as needed;
- Strong humane animal handling skills and knowledge of animal behavior;
- Knowledge of progressive humane animal diversion and intake philosophies and practices a plus;
- Must be at least 21 years of age (required for insurance purposes), have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record;
- High school diploma is required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Combination of office setting and outdoor field work, with associated exposure to weather conditions.
- Potential exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic diseases, and animal bites/scratches when handling animals.
- Must be able to lift over 50 pounds, up to 100 pounds with assistance.
- Potential exposure to sick, injured, and dangerous animals.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Group Life Insurance
- Simple IRA Retirement Savings Plan (3% employer match)
- Paid PTO and PPTO (based on eligibility)
- Paid Holidays (based on eligibility)
- Pet Bereavement Leave
- Discounted Adoptions
- Discounted Veterinary Care
- Pet Euthanasia/Cremation Services
McKamey Animal Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We reserve the right conduct criminal background checks and require drug testing of all employment candidates.
McKamey Animal Center
4500 N. Access Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415
McKamey Animal Center was founded in 2008, serving the pets and people of the cities of Chattanooga, Red Bank and Lakesite, Tennessee. MAC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.