Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Humane Society of Ventura County. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and promotes equality in the workplace. We are seeking individuals with exemplary character and skills to help us accomplish our mission of promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals through education and community outreach programs.

Bi-lingual (Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Please visit the shelter at 402 Bryant Street in Ojai during business hours to apply. No phone calls, please.

JOB OPENINGS:

- Adoption Counselor - Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs services related to the health and well-being of animals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Understand, support, and articulate shelter policies to the public in a positive and effective manner.
  2. Answer phones and direct incoming call appropriately.
  3. Dispatch service calls to Humane Officers.
  4. Receive public in a courteous and professional manner, providing complete and accurate information.
  5. Maintain an esthetically pleasing and organized work environment.
  6. Assist prospective owners in selection of animals for adoption and the preparation of adoption forms, and notify new owners of the free pet examination offer.
  7. Maintain list of prospective pet owners and contacts them when desired type of animal is available.
  8. Assist in the identifying owners of lost animals.
  9. Admit incoming animals – fill out paperwork, vaccinate and deworm if necessary.
  10. Maintain all files in a neat and orderly manner.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent on-the-job experience.
  2. Genuine compassion for domestic animals and wildlife.
  3. Works well and communicates effectively with the general public, other staff members, and volunteers.
  4. Uses good judgment.
  5. Flexible, capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.
  6. Accurately comprehends and interprets written and verbal instruction and procedures.
  7. Able to lift and/or carry animals and materials weighing at least 50 pounds.
  8. Able to bend stoop stretch, stand, walk, run and extend arms above the shoulders. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Office environment.  The environment may include exposure to: chemicals used for cleaning and medical purposes, noises, odors, pet dander, and animals (including those with uncertain dispositions). Protective gear is required when appropriate (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.). Varied schedule; work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.


-Kennel Attendant - Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs services related to the health and well-being of animals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Maintain a clean, safe, and sanitary environment.

1. Observe animals to detect illnesses and injuries and notify the Kennel Manager.

2. Assist the public in finding a compatible pet.

3. Assist in animal intake and cage transfers.

4. Feed and water all animals according to schedules.

5. Rotate all dogs throughout the day to the exercise yards.

6. Transfer animals to and from the clinic.

7. Keep kennels cleaned throughout the day.

8. Bathe and groom animals as required.

9. Follow procedures to keep our animals comfortable in inclement weather.

10. Inspect cages, pens and grounds for cleanliness and structural defects.

11. Restock supplies.

12. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

1. Genuine compassion for domestic animals and wildlife.

2. Works well and communicates effectively with the general public, other staff members and volunteers.

3. Uses good judgment.

4. Flexible, capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.

5. Accurately comprehends and interprets written and verbal instruction and procedures.

6. Able to lift and/or carry animals and materials weighing at least 50 pounds.

7. Able to bend, stoop, stretch, stand, walk, run and extend arms above the shoulder.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma, GED, or equivalent on-the-job experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Combination of the indoor and outdoor environment. The environment may include exposure to: chemicals used for cleaning and medical purposes, noises, odors, pet dander, and animals (including those with uncertain dispositions). Protective gear is required when appropriate (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.). Varied schedule, work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.


- Veterinary Assistant - Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs services related to the health and well-being of animals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee the daily operation of the clinic.
  • Schedule daily appointments.
  • Received and release clinic animals – direct health concerns to DVM.
  • Prepare surgery room – clean and sterilize all equipment.
  • Monitor animals before, during and after anesthesia.
  • Compute and record payment of fees, balance receipts daily.
  • Provide discharge instructions for owners and educate them on what to expect/look for when they get home with their pet.
  • Coordinate outside veterinary services for our shelter animals as necessary
  • Answer telephones and receive public courteously, professionally and efficiently.
  • Maintain an esthetically pleasing and organized work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • General knowledge of, and genuine compassion for, domestic animals and wildlife.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; works well with the general public and other staff members and the veterinarian.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate effectively with the general public, other staff members and the veterinarian.
  • Uses good judgment.
  • Flexible; capable of working both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Efficient clerical skills including accurate paperwork completion and data entry.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Works effectively under pressure and able to work on a variety of tasks at the same time.
  • Able to lift and/or carry animals and materials weighing at least 50 pounds.
  • Able to bend, stoop, stretch, stand, walk, run and extend arms above the shoulder.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma, GED or equivalent on-the-job experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Animal clinic environment. The environment may include exposure to chemicals used for cleaning and medical purposes, noises, odors, pet dander, and animals (including those with uncertain dispositions). Protective gear is required when appropriate (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.). Varied schedule; work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.

- Pay will be based on experience.


-Humane Officer - Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs services related to the health and well-being of animals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Investigate animal cruelty and neglect charges and performs related duties to promote compliance with laws regulating animal
  • Promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals through education and example
  • Inspect establishments housing or exhibiting animals to ascertain compliance with humane
  • Aids animals in distress - may remove animals from inhumane conditions
  • Issue citations and appear in court when necessary
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly and with compassion, including those that may be injured, wild or potentially dangerous
  • Produce and maintain accurate case files, records and reports as required
  • Clean, disinfect and restock vehicle and equipment
  • Maintain a pleasant, courteous and tactful demeanor with the public at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent on-the-job
  • Valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record (as determined by HSVC insurance carrier).
  • General knowledge of, and genuine compassion for, domestic animals and
  • Successful completion of courses on Laws of Arrest and Search and Seizure (832 C.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills; works well with the general public, other staff members, and regulatory agency
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate effectively with the general public, other staff members, and regulatory agency
  • Uses good
  • Flexible; capable of working both independently and as a member of a
  • Efficient clerical skills including accurate paperwork completion and data
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Works effectively under pressure and able to work on a variety of tasks at the same 12. Able to routinely lift and/or carry animals and materials weighing at least 50 pounds.
  • Able to bend, stoop, stretch, stand, walk, nm, and extend arms above the shoulder.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Combination of an indoor and·outdoor environment. The environment may include exposure to chemicals used for cleaning and medical purposes, noises, odors, pet dander, and animals (including those with uncertain dispositions). Protective gear is required when appropriate (ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.). Varied schedule; work on weekends and/or holidays may be required.

-An extensive background check will be required.

-The PC 832 Arrest and Firearms Course will be required. This course is the minimum training standard for California peace officers as specified in Commission Regulation 1005.

-Salary will be based on experience.


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