Kennel Attendant

City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 10 months ago


Applications Accepted From: All Person Interested

PN # 21247

Division: BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions

Section: Shelter Operations

Workdays & Hours: Various / 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.*

  • Subject To Change*


Provides humane care for the shelter animals and maintains facilities. Frequently uses animal control, care and management software to document activities in field, shelter and office settings.

Cleans and disinfects kennels, wards, cages, equipment, runs and other areas of the facility. Checks and maintains supply levels; makes simple observations regarding sickness and/or injury.

Humanely handles and kennels all animals and identifies shelter animals with appropriate tags or bands before kenneling. This includes animals which may be ill, injured, quarantined, or aggressive. Provides food, water and proper care for all shelter animals by adhering to schedules and protocols within departmental policy.

Provides vaccination, micro chipping, FIV/FEV testing and treatment of all shelter animals. Monitors all animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined, for signs of illness or unusual behavior; makes notations and reports problems regarding health and behavior of animals to the Animal Care Supervisor and/or Veterinary Medical services staff.

Performs the euthanasia of animals by injecting selected animals with controlled substances, in accordance with established laws and departmental policy; disposes of the euthanized animal. Maintains accurate and legible case files and records for each animal in the shelter; uses a computer to input, update and access information regarding shelter animals and to produce written documents.

Provides information and assists the public in search of lost or adoptable pets. May assist BARC management, the veterinary staff and other individuals in animal care, surgery or related procedures.


The position requires extensive, near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of very heavy objects (more than 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward positions.



Ability to read, write, add, subtract, and follow oral and basic written instructions as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling.


No experience is required.




Preference will be given to applicants who have previous working knowledge of animal care environment.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.*



None, however, the department may administer and the applicant must successfully complete a skills-assessment relevant to job description.


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 8


?Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832/393-7238

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832/393-7238) (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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