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Job Specification 05486




 Under direction, supervises a group of animal attendants involved
 in  the  care,  feeding, and grooming of  dogs,  cats,  or  other
 animals; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for  illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 Plans, organizes, and assigns work of the organizational unit and
 evaluates   employee  performance  and  conduct,   enabling   the
 effective  recommendation of the hiring, firing,  promoting,  and
 disciplining of  subordinates.

 Supervises personnel engaged in feeding/watering dogs, cats,  and
 other animals and in cleaning of cages and pens.

 Ensures  that  buildings, offices, and grounds  are  cleaned  and

 Trains  personnel  in  the  care  and  feeding  of  animals   and
 cleaning/maintenance of buildings and grounds.

 Ensures  that  proper level of animal food, vaccines,  chemicals,
 and so forth are inventories and maintained.

 May  assist people in reclaiming or adopting animals  held  at  a
 pound or animal shelter.

 May maintain records of reclamations or adoptions.

 May  provide information to inquiries from the public  concerning
 adoption of animals and related matters.

 Feeds, waters, cleans, grooms, and exercises animals.

 Cleans and sterilizes animal food bowls and water pans.

 Cleans and disinfects animal living quarters and may clean  other
 areas including office and outside areas.

 Collects  stool  samples  and  takes  them  to  veterinarian  for
 analysis for parasites.

 Observes animals= general health, diet, weight, appetite, and  so
 forth for negative symptoms.

 Maintains security within the area that animals are housed.

 Transports   animals   to  veterinarian  for   checkups,   shots,
 deworming, or other examination/treatment.

 May assist with training of animals.

 May  perform routine clerical work in keeping records of  animals
 being housed.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.



      Two  (2)  years  of experience in the care  and  feeding  of


      Appointees  will  be required to possess a driver's  license
 valid  in  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than  employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.


 Knowledge of the care and feeding of animals.

 Knowledge  of  methods of cleaning and disinfecting cages,  pens,
 and related equipment.

 Knowledge of identifying symptoms of health disorders in animals.

 Ability to work harmoniously with citizens and others.

 Ability to care for animals sympathetically.

 Ability to recognize symptoms of animal sickness or disease.

 Ability to supervise subordinate employees.

 Ability to maintain records and files.

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English   sufficiently  to  perform  duties  of  this   position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform  essential  functions  of  the  job  after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG - 05486            RKR/mtb                  4/14/98

 This job specification is for local government use only.