City of Garland, TX

Kennel Tech (Temp)

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2022 9:39 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Animal Services
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Temporary Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for performing routine animal care and related duties at the Garland Animal Services’ Adoption Center and animal shelter including: medical evaluations, behavior evaluation, cleaning and maintaining kennel areas, socializing with adoptable animals and assisting citizens interested in adoption. 


Essential Job Functions

  1. Care for, feed, monitor, medicate, and perform minor treatment on animals
  2. Animal shelter duties including but not limited to handling animals, receiving animals brought to animal shelter by shelter staff, preparing adoption paperwork.
  3. Maintain proper inventory level of food, cleaning and other supplies.
  4. Notify Supervisor when restocking items from shelter is needed.
  5. Perform kennel cleaning and other related housekeeping duties.
  6. Assist with other shelter duties as needed.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) equivalent
 Customer service experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Experience with animals
  • Experience with customer service
  • Experience handling cash


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic skill operating a computer and office equipment
  • Ability to handle animals over 25 pounds
  • Ability to assist guest with adoption process
  • Ability to thoroughly clean

Licenses & Certifications

Valid State of Texas Class C driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The work is performed in an animal shelter surrounding. Position requires workers to walk or stand for periods oat a time; lift and carry over 25 pounds; bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speech normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing. Work is subject to working on weekends and holidays. Employee may have to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.


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