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Animal Services Shelter Helper-PT
Title:Animal Services Shelter Helper-PT
Location:Angleton, TX

Department: Animal Control

Reports To: Shelter Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt; Part Time (Up to 19 hours per week)

Classification: A-12-AS

Location: Animal Services



Provides all animals in Angleton Animal Services care with professional, conscientious, compassionate care, meeting physical and behavioral needs.

** This position is safety sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol screening.


The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. The position description is subject to change by the city as the needs of the city and requirements of the position change.


  • Clean and disinfect kennels and cages; wash litter and food pans; sweep and mop floors; pick up fecal material; wash and sweep debris from walls, beds, kick plates, and dog run areas.
  • Handle dogs, cats, and occasionally other animals of all sizes, ages, and temperaments and needs safely and appropriately.
  • Follow and maintain excellent knowledge of the City of Angleton and the City Animal Shelter.
  • Must be able and willing to follow cleanliness, sanitation, and disease prevention protocols in order to provide a safe work environment.
  • Provide all animals with appropriate housing, food, water, bedding, toys and other mental stimulation and enrichment; social interaction with humans and where appropriate, members of own species.
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of all shelter standard medical procedures, vaccines, preventatives, and common diseases and their symptoms, transmission, prevention
  • Monitor health of animals
  • Monitor behavioral health of animals
  • Use shelter database and employee communication systems to keep accurate animal inventory, write animal behavior and other memos, place holds on animals, and keep abreast of all staff communication
  • Work with staff and volunteers to get to know, provide for, transition, and promote adoptable animals
  • Ensure all animal records are clear and accurate, up-to-date, easy to read information
  • Work with and supervise volunteers and community service workers appropriately to provide animals and humans with a safe, clean, organized, and pleasant experience
  • Assist with administering or restraining animals for vaccinations, microchips, blood draws, and medications
  • Provide professional, compassionate, stellar customer service to all who visit, call, volunteer, and donate
  • Actively engage members of the public from the moment they arrive, assist and answer any questions
  • Maintain knowledge of and communicate Intake, Adoptions, and public Veterinary Care procedures as well as procedures and contact information for all organization programs and departments
  • Facilitate good adoption matches through conversation and help set realistic expectations of time, care, and financial commitment
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of and communicate all standard shelter medical procedures, vaccines, preventatives, behavior and training of both dogs and cats
  • Ensure all animals in our care have photos
  • Responsible for exhibiting strong interpersonal skills, empathy, maturity, professionalism, and good judgement
  • Work individually and on a team; ability to multi-task and self-start
  • Must be able to exhibit compassion and empathy for animal and human clients
  • Must be able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Prefer familiarity with using computers and the internet as well as programs such as Microsoft Office
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • All other duties as assigned


The preferred way to obtain the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below. The City reserves the right to allow substitutions in the event that a candidate or incumbent exceeds requirements in one area but may be deficient in another.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) Prefer familiarity with animals

Must be able to read, write and speak in the English language.


Special Certifications and Licenses

Texas Class "C" Driver's License in good standing.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

This position is Frequently required to lift 40lbs to floor to waist height, sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, lift and/or carry, and reach/ overhead reach; talk and speak in the English language; hear over hand held radio, telephone and in person; use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

This position is Occasionally required to handle and restrain animals weighing up to 100 lbs.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Frequently exposed to animal dander and fur.


***This position is considered essential and is required to respond in the event of an area wide or local emergency.




The City of Angleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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