Animal Care Technician (& to establish a list)
Animal Care Technician (& to establish a list)
$10.90 - $12.86 Hourly
MI 48226, MI
Certified-Regular Civil Service
Dept of Health & Wellness
Under general supervision is responsible for the well-being of animals at the Detroit Animal Care and Control facility, including but not limited to providing vaccinations on intake, completing daily care and cleaning of animals; keeping records regarding the animals' care; assisting with daily medical treatments and medications; offering comfort, exercise, and enrichment for the animals.
Examples of Duties
Performs proper disinfection cleaning of enclosures, care areas and surfaces, bowls and dishes, bedding, and cleaning supplies.
Provides daily care to animals, including food and water and attending to comfort and enrichment needs.
Provides humane handling of animals per DACC policy; participates in continued education on animal handling techniques including advanced handling techniques for fractious or injured animals.
Operates a variety of communications equipment including two-way radios, multi-line phone systems, iPads/tablets, and computers.
Assists in documenting the overall health and the needs of animals, such as symptoms of illness or injury or behavioral need and reporting observations to proper personnel.
Administers medication and routine vaccines to animals per DACC training.
Provides customer assistance to citizens in person and over the phone looking for lost animals, including but not limited to completing various forms and logs regarding animals brought into the shelter.
Provides citizens with resources and education about proper animal care, husbandry, relevant city ordinances and state laws.
Maintains cleanliness and reports equipment damage
Completes additional tasks necessary to keep the Animal Care and Control facility and equipment in a state of good repair.
High school graduation or G.E.D. and one year experience in caring for animals.
Valid State of Michigan Operator License required. (PREFERRED)
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Evaluation of Training, Experience, and Personal Qualifications (T.E.P.): 30%
TOTAL: Interview and Evaluation of T.E.P.: 100%
Detroit Residency Credit: 15 points
Veterans Points: 0-15 points
PLEASE ATTACH A RESUME. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
City Employees Benefits Summary
The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.
Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.
Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.
Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.
City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.
VACATION and LEAVE
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year's Eve
Other Leave Policies
The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,
City Employees Retirement System
As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.
Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.
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Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave ste 316
Detroit, Michigan, 48226
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