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Employer: Geary County
Salary: $10.01 

Job Description:



Job Title:  Kennel Technician – PT                

                        (99206 IST II)



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range: $10.01                                                                                                                                                              

Reports To:  Assistant Animal Shelter Director        PCN:  ASX001, ASX002, ASX003

                                                                             ASX004, ASX005

Department:  Animal Shelter Department              Date:                                      



The job duties of the Kennel Technician include but are not limited to perform routine and technical services related to the maintenance, upkeep and improvements of the shelter; to care for the health, welfare, and well-being of animals at the shelter; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.   This is an Intermittent/Seasonal/Temporary position.  Hours will be Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 12 noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.



The duties described below are indicative of what the Kennel Technician might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Kennel Technician. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Animal Care.  Feed and water all animals housed in the facility.  Perform intake functions following specified checklist when animals are brought to shelter, including such functions as:  complete paperwork regarding animal history and appearance, administer vaccinations as instructed, caging animal in appropriate area, taking fecal sample for testing, and monitoring health of animals reporting any suspicion of illnesses or disease.  Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of facility including: scooping fecal matter inside and outside building, scrubbing and disinfecting inside and outside of cages and fencing, spraying outside housing of shelter with disinfectant, sweeping and mopping walking areas, scrubbing and disinfecting all feeding/watering dishes and litter boxes, maintaining clean bedding in clean cages, dusting objects and washing walls, bathroom, lobby and office area and trash removal.


Public relations.  Answer telephone and greet and assist public.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years hands-on experience working in a shelter, rescue or other closely related facility.



  • Working knowledge in care and treatment of animals.
  • Ability to recognize possibility of illnesses.
  • Ability to deal with animals of all breed and temperaments, have no fear of animals and no extreme allergies.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Other cleaning equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations, SDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.



  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 70 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Extreme weather conditions can be encountered.
  • The facility is open seven (7) days a week, therefore some weekend and holiday work is expected.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.





_____________________________      __________     _______________________     __________

Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


_____________________________      __________

Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed

Vacancy Number: GEASKENNELTECH92619

Open Date: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: