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Employer: City of McPherson
Division: Animal Control
Job Title: Part Time Animal Shelter Technician
Salary: $0 Hourly

Job Description:

Schedule varies upon need.  1 to 2 days a week or as needed.


City of McPherson                                                                                                              Animal Shelter

POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                                                                 

Under the supervision of the Animal Shelter Director, at the direction of the Chief of Police, the Temporary Animal Shelter Technician is a non-exempt position under FLSA which serves the citizens of McPherson. This position will not exceed the sum of 999 work hours in any given fiscal year. This position is responsible for providing animal care and maintaining shelter facilities. This employee should possess excellent public relation, organization and communication skills. This position is not guaranteed a set amount of working hours and is scheduled based upon the Department needs as identified by the Chief of Police or designee. This position is not eligible for KPERS Retirement Benefits or other City benefits.


  • Cares for shelter animals including feeding, changing water, and monitoring animal health;
  • Maintains appropriate records;
  • Performs data entry for incoming animals and day-to-day activities;
  • Answers questions regarding the licensing, impounding, adoption, and disposal of animals;
  • Collects monies received in the adoption of unclaimed animals, city licensing, impounds, cremations, and donations;
  • Assists public in locating lost pets;
  • Assists in the unloading of incoming animals when activity permits;
  • Completes a daily inventory of all animals in assigned work area;
  • Perform cleaning duties including removing feces, disinfecting, and disposing of bio-hazards;
  • Cleans the shelter building; washing windows, sweeping floors, removing trash, and dusting;
  • Unloads, stores and replenishes shelter supplies;
  • Follows Department policies and procedures;
  • Follows safety procedures and practices.


  • Operates department vehicles to transport animals if needed;
  • Coordinates the work of volunteers;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.



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FLSA:           NON-EXEMPT

ADA:              APPLICABLE

FMLA:              INELIGIBLE

KPERS:               INELIGIBLE











Experience: Animal Shelter and/or Animal Control related experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is required, and a technical Degree or some college credit in Veterinary Medicine is preferred.  This employee must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Technical Skills:  This employee must be able to operate computers, department vehicles, hand tools, and other department equipment. The ability to understand and anticipate problems, to enforce department safety policies and procedures, and to interpret written instructions, reports, and manuals is required. This employee should possess excellent public relation, organizational, oral and written communication skills. The employee must demonstrate knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations affecting animal care and control, community agencies and organizations applicable to animal services. The individual must have a working knowledge of animal behavior as it relates to an Animal Shelter, animal disease, department policies and procedures, and computers.

Problem Solving: Some independent problem solving is involved in this position. This employee encounters problems with animal emergencies, and citizen complaints.

Decision Making: Some independent decision-making is involved in this position.  This employee makes decisions about resolving animal emergencies, citizen complaints, prioritizing assignments, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.

Supervision:  This employee works independently with supervision from the Animal Shelter Director, at the direction of the Chief of Police and/or designee. This employee has no supervisory duties.

Financial Accountability: This employee is responsible for the safe operation of department equipment, does have limited authority to purchase necessary supplies.

Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, supervisory personnel and the Chief of Police, the City Administrator, and the City Commission may be expected.

Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals and excessive noise is expected. This position contains an element of risk to personal safety while performing the day-to-day duties. This employee may be required to handle dangerous animals.

Physical Requirements: Some manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, extensive walking, and the general handling of large animals to operate departmental equipment is required daily in this position.

Residential Requirements: Must obtain residency within McPherson County.

Vacancy Number: Mcp 18-16

Open Date: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/30/2019 11:59:59 PM