Animal Shelter Attendant (Full-time)

Posted: 07/12/2019

Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019
Department: Public Services (Animal Shelter)
Compensation: $19,980
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019
Duties and Responsibilities

The Animal Shelter Attendant assists the Shelter Manager in the daily operations of the facility.  The person in this position will follow strict cleaning and sanitation standards, handling of Animals will be required also.  Some lifting required mostly animal being placed in kennels.  Weights could range 5-75 pounds.  During daily operations the Attendant will need to wear gloves, protective clothing and use bleach and other types of cleaning/sanitizing chemicals. Attendant must be able to complete their work among strong odors at times.  There will be record keeping, answering telephone & greeting the public, some handling of money and the use of basic office machines.  The Shelter Attendant will assist the Shelter Manager in the process of Euthanasia and treatment for animals. 

Minimum Requirements
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent or experience
  • Basic computer & office machine skills
  • NC driver’s license
  • General knowledge of animal handling & care

Benefited after 90 days

  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
  • Membership in the Local Government Retirement System
  • 2% contribution for retirement 401k/457
  • $200.00 Wellness Reimbursement

Hours of Operation:

This is a 37.5 hour per week position. The facility is open Monday through Saturday; and Sunday cleaning and feeding only.


APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 

McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin.The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions.  

McDowell County participates in E-Verify.

Applications are available:

· on our website: under “Employment Opportunities

· McDowell County Administration Building:

   60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752

· McDowell County Administration Annex:

  100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1 Marion, NC 28752

· Employment Security Commission:

   316 Baldwin Ave Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

· in the locked box at the County Administration building:

60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

· in person at the Administration Annex:

100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1

Marion, NC 28752

· By mail to:

McDowell County Human Resources

60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

· By email to:

· By fax to:



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