Under direction, cares for, feeds and grooms dogs, cats, and other
animals; does related work as required.
Positions in this class are primarily involved with the care,
feeding, cleaning, and grooming of animals, and the cleaning of their
living quarters and adjacent areas. In contrast to animal control
officers, positions in this class are not responsible for the
enforcement of state and local animal control regulations or for the
capturing, impounding, and destroying of animals. Positions in this
class do not require a knowledge of:
1. The law as it affects animal control and welfare.
2. Animal behavior and the handling of stray and diseased
3. Community safety as it relates to animal control.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Feed, water, clean, groom, and exercise animals.
Cleans and sterilizes animal food bowls and water pans.
Cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes washing and grooming areas.
Cleans and disinfects animal living quarters and may clean other
areas including the office and outside areas.
Collects stool samples and take them to veterinarian for analysis
Observes animals general health, diet, weight, appetite, etc., for
Maintains security within the area that the animals are housed.
Transports animals to veterinarian for check-ups, shots, deworming
or other examination and treatment.
May assist with the training of animals.
May perform routine clerical work in keeping records of animals
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 the essential duties of the
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the care and feeding of animals.
Knowledge of the methods of cleaning and disinfecting cages,
pens, and related equipment.
Knowledge of identifying symptoms of health disorders in
Ability to maintain simple records.
Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with co-workers and
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the 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.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.