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Animal Shelter Officer

Advertiser: Auckland CouncilMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare

  • Your chance to work with animals all day long
  • Tuesday to Saturday fixed rostered shift
  • Permanent, full-time, Wiri based


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


On a daily basis, you will be responsible for ensuring all animals in the accommodation area are cared for which includes feeding, exercising, and cleaning. With strong communication skills you will be customer focused by way of assisting with adoption, education and building relationships with internal and external customers. You will be releasing dogs to the public, updating systems where appropriate and assisting with vet treatment of animals and euthanasia processes when required.


He kōrero mōu: About you


Naturally you will demonstrate competent animal handling skills coupled with outstanding customer service.  You will need to be reliable, have a great work ethic and be able to withstand the physical requirements of this role.  You will impress with your excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Previous animal handling or husbandry, or vet clinic experience would be ideal.  Animal care certificate or equivalent qualification would be advantageous (but not a compulsory requirement).  A full, clean NZ driver’s licence is also preferred.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


You will help us make dogs a positive part of Auckland life.  We will provide you with training on the Dog Control and Impounding Acts and the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animals and provide good customer service.  This is your chance to help achieve our vision for Auckland to be a world-class city.


Become part of our Auckland Council's animal management team, we work across Auckland’s diverse communities to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals, and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership.


The links below will give you an insight into the work that is currently underway.

Auckland Council Animal Shelter

Lost and Adoptable Pets


This role works Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, fixed rostered shift including weekends and public holidays.   The hours will be 40 hours per week with either a 7:30am or 8:00am start depending on roster duties for the day. 


This role is deemed safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug & alcohol test prior to offer.


Applications close Tuesday, 27 August 2019.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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