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Animal Care Attendant - Extended Part-time and Part-time

Animal Care Attendant - Extended Part-time and Part-time

locationIrvine, CA 92606, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023

Description
The City of Irvine seeks candidates to provide daily care and enrichment for shelter animals. Candidates will assist with adoption counseling, behavioral assessments of shelter animals and customer service. There is one Extended Part-time vacancy - 32 hours per week and multiple Part-time vacancy - 19 hours a week. Future vacancies may be filled through this recruitment.

The ideal candidates possess a high school diploma or equivalent and some experience caring for or handling animals, preferably at an animal shelter.

For more information, please see the Animal Care Attendant flier.

Your Team
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The Community Services Department provides exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. The department consists of the following award-winning programs and services: Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Park Planning, Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).

The Process

Find more information in the Animal Care Attendant job description.

Interview: After a thorough review of applications, those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to an interview.

Background Check: A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to appointment.

Medical Examination: A medical examination will be conducted, including a drug screening and proof of a negative TB test to ensure the ability to perform assigned duties. Please note: Although Proposition 64 legalized the personal use of marijuana in California, marijuana is a prohibited substance in the workplace. Marijuana detected in pre-employment drug screening may result in disqualification from employment based on applicable laws. 

Future Vacancies: This recruitment may be used to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

Part-time employees are employed "at will" and their services can be discontinued without cause.

Certain City budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions. A qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment.  

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.