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Field Worker 


Position Objective:

To respond to calls from North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia, residents seeking assistance with various animal-related issues 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Conduct animal care fieldwork in PETA's Community Animal Project (CAP) service areas locally and in North Carolina

Provide assistance with companion animal care, pick up injured or unwanted animals (including wildlife), and trap feral animals

Conduct investigations involving neglected or abused animals

File complaints with animal control agencies in situations requiring legal intervention, and follow up to ensure that action is taken

Perform emergency first-aid procedures and euthanasia

Work to build PETA's efforts to promote spaying and neutering in North Carolina

Care for animals in PETA's custody

Maintain a daily log of animals handled and other related and legally required paperwork

Keep detailed documentation of cases handled, including photographing animals' conditions when appropriate

Handle incoming calls for assistance and prepare case sheets

Assist with cleaning the Windsor animal shelters in North Carolina

Participate in the rotation for CAP's 24-hour emergency pager

Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

Minimum of two years of animal-handling experience

Proven effective problem-solving and crisis-management skills

Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion

Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

Proven ability to coordinate several tasks at once and handle frequent interruptions

Demonstrated ability to manage time wisely and prioritize tasks

Willingness to obtain euthanasia certification (on-the-job training will be provided)

Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance on a regular basis

Ability to engage in frequent bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, reaching, and stair-climbing

Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Norfolk, VA  

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