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Veterinary Technician - 2021 

Category Animal Services  
Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for caring for impounded animals, ensuring that they receive humane medical treatment, and a fair evaluation of their adoption potential. Works closely with the staff Veterinarian in coordinating medical care for sheltered animals, assisting in surgeries and post-operative observation. Duties include performing euthanasia on animals, supplies inventory control, security of drugs, laboratory work, and related clerical duties.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs pre-surgery physical examinations and evaluations, reports known history of the animal, blood work results, and vaccinations. Prepares animals for surgery, outfits operating room with surgical packs, assists veterinarian in surgical procedures, observes and reports animal health changes pre-and post-surgery, maintains medical records.
  2. Examines, evaluates, and vaccinates impounded animals, inspects kennel population daily for injuries or illness, and reports suspect animals to the Veterinarian.
  3. Administers medications, vaccinations, anesthesia, and oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous injections. Performs necessary blood draws and other required lab tests.
  4. Enforces, controls, and maintains the security of drugs and barbiturates according to federal laws, rules, and regulations. Registers Pharmaceutical and Drug Enforcement Administration licenses to ensure expiration dates are not exceeded, and the license remains valid.
  5. Determines animals to be euthanized, reviews and approves euthanasia records, maintains accurate related logs; responsible for all aspects of euthanizing and disposal of unadoptable animals (unhealthy, behaviorally compromised, and vicious) in compliance with approved county ordinances and policies and procedures
  6. Manages the County domestic animal licensing function and record-keeping of license applications and ensures license renewal notices are distributed in accordance with state statutes.
  7. Attends required Court sessions and Special Master Hearings. Review and approve all content used, displayed, or transmitted electronically via the internet related to animal care or other information related to the Animal Services Division.
  8. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform recovery duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  9. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  10. Head, face, neck (anything above the t-shirt line), and hand tattoos are prohibited except that an employee may have one ring tattoo below the joint of the bottom segment of the finger.
  11. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the county’s offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

 

[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of State and County animal ordinances, regulations, animal care policies, and procedures of the Division and Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).
  • Knowledge of animal behavior sufficient to recognize normal and abnormal behavior and diseases in domestic and wild animals.
  • Knowledge of current office methods, equipment, and procedures, including word processing and use of animal software management systems.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and various software.
  • Ability to assist the Veterinarian during surgeries and medical procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and carry out veterinary assignments from the Veterinarian.
  • Ability to identify different breeds of animals and identify common animal diseases and ailments.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare written technical reports.
  • Ability to maintain sanitary conditions of kennels, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to tactfully and courteously deal with the general public, rescue groups, and coworkers.
  • Ability to offer accurate testimony in court proceedings, civil actions, and before hearing officers.
  • Ability to effectively deal with people and animals under stress.
  • Ability to respond on scene to after-hours and weekend calls within sixty (60) minutes.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university as a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • Three (3) years experience working in the Animal field.

 

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Veterinary Medical Technician Certification (from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) or the Florida veterinary Technician Association (FVTA)
  • Must possess and maintain certification as a Euthanasia Technician or obtain within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction);
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction);
  • Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds without assistance);
  • Reaching
  • Pulling
  • Climbing
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Must be able to drive all vehicles as required

 

VACCINATIONS:

  • Hepatitis A within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Hepatitis B within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Pre-exposure Rabies within sixty (60) days of employment
  • Tetanus within sixty (60) days of employment

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Work occurs in the animal shelter directly working with the animals and the staff veterinarian.
  • Works with animals, including parasite infested areas, dead and diseased animals;
  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions with noise and dust;
  • Works on uneven, slippery surfaces and heights;
  • Works with moving objects and vehicles;
  • Works in stressful situations.

 

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non -Exempt Status

10/01/2021

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $17.73 - $25.36 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date November 28, 2021  
Post Internal Days  
Position Veterinary Technician - 2021  
Division Animal Services  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/9/2021  
Location Animal Services  
Flyer None Specified 


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