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Animal Care Technician
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is seeking two full time Animal Care Technicians, who will be responsible for cleaning, medicating, feeding, caring for, and showing the utmost compassion for all of the animals at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. Applicants should have the ability to remain positive and calm in stressful situations, and feel rewarded by helping animals in need.
Required: Applicants should have a proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy, physically-demanding workplace environment; basic computer proficiency; a genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition; ability to routinely lift 50-75 pounds; a desire to learn and ability to stay open-minded. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, must be able to pass a background check, and must be willing to receive the complete Rabies Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
Preferred: Applicants should have prior experience in animal care or sheltering.
Education/Training: Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
The Animal Care Technician will work indoors in a high-noise, air-conditioned/heated building, outdoors at the shelter, or at various locations. Weekend and holiday hours are required. This is a non-exempt position.
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and application (see link below) to Careers@AlexandriaAnimals.org with the subject line “Animal Care Technician” (no quotes).