Animal Care Attendant
Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-6 PM
$8.25/hour Starting Wage
The Humane Society of the Palouse is hiring a full-time Animal Care Attendant. We need an individual who is passionate about helping our community, both animal and human. This occupation requires a very special person; someone who isn't afraid to get their hands a little dirty, and someone who strives to create a better environment. Our organization believes and follows our mission statement, so we are looking for someone who is impassioned about the welfare and humane treatment of all animals. This job is physically and emotionally strenuous. We take in companion animals from Latah County, and at times receive extremely ill and injured animals. Some animals’ arrival conditions can be heartbreaking, but we are committed to providing the highest level of care and treatment to the animals in our facility.
The right candidate for this position will have good communication skills, the ability to manage time well, and be dedicated to the education of responsible pet ownership. Some, but not all tasks that are expected in this job include: cleaning animal cages, medicating animals, proper animal handling/restraint, customer service, reception duties, and handling animals in many different capacities. This position may include working under adverse conditions such as: inclement weather, loud noise, and possible exposure to infectious diseases, parasites, and animal waste in a physically and emotionally demanding environment.
Potential candidate qualifications:
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Must not be queasy about blood, poop, parasites or needles
Must be okay standing for long periods of time
Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more
Must be flexible/receptive to change
Must be self-motivated
Be able to understand and carry out oral and written directions
Be willing to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays
Have good customer service skills
Preferred skills include: previous experience in a shelter environment, animal handling/care experience, and basic understanding of animal behavior.
Please email your resume and cover letter to