NowHiringEmployment with the Humane Society of Charles County

Do you care deeply about animal welfare, have the drive, desire, motivation, and organizational skills to work in the animal field?  Are you a team player?  Can you work with various types of people?  Are you comfortable around animals?  If you have answered yes to these questions, we are looking for you.

If interested in a position, please email your Resume’ to our Human Resource Department or stop on in drop off your resume to be considered for the positions.

Positions Currently Available at the Humane Society of Charles County

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DIRECT REPORTS: Volunteers

REPORTS TO:  Kennel Managers

 OVERVIEW: To help the HSCC achieve its mission by providing excellent customer service; perform a variety of animal care and administrative duties; and maintaining a calm/healthy shelter environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate the flow of each animal on their pathway through the shelter from intake to outcome ensuring compliance with all protocols, while recording appropriate information
  • Assist managers in evaluating animals health, personality, and adaptability
  • Care for sick and injured animals, including zoonotic diseases, occasionally performing emergency rescue and transport
  • Schedule medical treatments for all animals including vaccinations, treatments, vet checks, surgery dates, and other medical procedures
  • Administer vaccinations, treatments, microchips, medications, and additional procedures as needed
  • Place shelter animals into the foster program when required due to medical, age or behavior conditions within a reasonable time frame
  • Facilitate adoption goals by collecting information on the animal at intake, evaluating and counseling prospective adopters, and matching animals with the appropriate adopters
  • Oversee volunteers and assist in training volunteers in performing daily tasks
  • Participate in off-site activities as needed, operating the company van or personal vehicle
  • Communicate courteous, accurate information to customers
  • Treats animals humanely both on and off the job and transmits these values to others
  • Process customer request forms and applications for various programs and services
  • Encourage the sale of services and products that benefit the shelter and the community, such as county licenses, clinic services, and animal care products
  • Educate the public on important topics including TNR, spay and neuter, basic animal care, voucher programs, and other prevalent topics relating to the humane care of animals
  • Notifies Animal Care Leader or manager of needed repairs, improvements, safety concerns, and supplies
  • Implement the shelter’s best practices
  • Ensure the proper distribution of all mail and packages
  • Maintain a calm and healthy environment in the lobby area, ensuring that kennel areas are clean and free of clutter
  • Investigate and solve customers’ problems, defer to kennel managers if assistance is needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Attend monthly team meetings and staff one-on-ones

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma, GED
  • Knowledge of the identification of various species of animals
  • Knowledge of the use of standard office/copying equipment
  • Ability to bend, stand, and walk for lengthy periods and ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Able to work 8am-6pm and 2 weekends a month, as necessary
  • Over the age of 21 upon hiring
  • Prefer, transportation and valid driver’s license with clean driving record

 

SKILLS:

  • High energy, positive can-do attitude
  • Non-confrontational teamwork skills
  • Ability to motivate and energize people
  • Strong public relation skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong organization and coordination skills
  • Strong computer and database skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills

 

Employee Perks:

  • Employee discount on veterinary services
  • Employee discount on adoptions and animal care items