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A young Hummingbird sits on perch while being cared for at the Wildlife Care Center of Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Consider working for an organization where all employees are passionate about what they do and truly care about their organization's mission. That's what people find at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. Since every staff member has some interaction with the public, we strive to hire enthusiastic people who not only consider themselves animal lovers, but also "people" people. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

If interested in any of the positions listed below, please print our Application for Employment, complete all sections, and return it via postal mail, along with a cover letter, to:

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Attn: Human Resources
12 Airport Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401

You may also email or fax your application and/or resume with a cover letter. Please include your days and hours of availability also. You may email or fax it to:
Email: Careers@PHS-SPCA.org
Fax: 650-685-0678

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Last updated: April 27, 2017

Currently open positions are:

Animal Control Officer

HR Admin Assistant

Registered Veterinary Technician (Full time or Part Time)


Animal Control Officer

Division: Animal Rescue & Control
Reports to: Captain, Animal Rescue & Control Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt-Union
Salary: $15.60/hour + 6 month increase.
Excellent benefit package provided

Summary: Reports to Animal Rescue & Control Division and the Captain of the Animal Rescue & Control Department. Promote humane attitudes toward care and treatment of animals by education and example. Answer questions and advise the public regarding animal welfare issues, ordinances, quarantines, adoptions, other animal laws and related issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Patrol assigned areas within San Mateo County in a patrol vehicle using safe driving practices.
  • Pick-up stray animals rescue and/or relocate animals in distress in a safe and humane manner.
  • Locate, quarantine and observe animals for symptoms of rabies.
  • Pick-up and remove dead animals.
  • Must be certified in Euthanasia within the first year of employment in house.
  • Assist in euthanasia or euthanize animals as necessary.
  • Prepare reports and maintain daily work records in appropriate forms.
  • Operate a 2-way radio in a professional manner.
  • Maintain the patrol vehicle in a clean and orderly manner, stocked with the necessary equipment.
  • Maintain vehicle and equipment in good working order.
  • Perform decapitations on select animals per the guidelines of the health department.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate and at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record.
  • Must complete an extensive background investigation, including felony check and psychological examination.
  • Must successfully complete a course in 832 PC (law enforcement course) within one year of employment as an officer.
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties as required.
  • Must have a pleasant personality; good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public, fellow employees and volunteers.
  • Must have a flexible schedule and the ability to work on weekends and/or holidays as needed
  • Must be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of all animals.
  • Must show maturity and good judgment; perform the job in a professional manner and work effectively under pressure.
  • Able to work effectively without close supervision.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs from ground to waist.
  • Keyboard skills and/or computer literate

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos and reports. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to members of the public, volunteers, and other employees of the organization. Good oral and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units, weight measurement, and volume.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the first six months from hire date. Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills (data entry).

Working Conditions: Dealing with possible unruly, vicious and dangerous animals and impounding the them safely and humanely as possible; hostile public; operation of a vehicle under all types of weather/road condition; heavy and fast-paced workload; possible exposure to parasites and infectious disease; strenuous activity; must be willing to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays and standby.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and/or drive. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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HR Administration Assistant

Division: HR Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Manager, Human Resources
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt-Non-Union/ 20-24 hours per week

Summary: This position supports the PHS/SPCA's Human Resources department. This position will allocate a significant portion of their time on recruitment and administrative reporting; in addition to working on various data entry, correspondence, and administrative duties that support a smooth functioning HR department. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to begin their professional HR career and make an impact in our community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Recruitment

  • Post and maintain all open positions on several different job boards
  • Review all applicant resumes and phone screen qualified candidates
  • Answer all job inquiries from our website, emails, and phone calls
  • Introduce the qualified candidates to the HR Manager and hiring department managers to proceed to the next steps in the recruitment process
  • Maintain detailed recruitment status reports in the applicant tracking system
  • Assist with the creation, review, and updates of the organizations job descriptions
  • Other recruiting related functions may be assigned

New Hire Process and Onboarding

  • Prepare new hire packets and onboarding materials
  • Call references and run background checks
  • Assist with the onboard process by reviewing the new hire materials, explaining health benefits; communicate organization protocols, policies and culture.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials used in new employee orientation and staff trainings.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Prepare bi-weekly employee attendance/tardy/holiday reports for each department manager and director by summarizing and editing timesheet attendance records.
  • Prepare termination packets and COBRA documents for exiting employees
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local legal requirements by understanding existing and new legislation
  • Assist with the execution of the safety programs and work closely with the HR manager in tracking, providing and following up on safety related information
  • Work with the HR Manager and Safety Committee to maintain a company-wide work place environment free of incidents and accidents, as well following safety initiatives
  • Assist with troubleshooting/researching to resolve various HR related topics or problems as they arise
  • Assist in organizing and implementing employee relation events, activities, reward and recognition programs
  • Assist with the maintenance of the HRIS and employee online databases and hard copy files
  • Perform general administrative duties including daily reports, correspondence, copy projects, and filing
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, handle multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities to deliver efficient and accurate results in a fast-paced HR environment
  • Ability to work professionally in person and over the phone with volunteers, fellow co-workers, management, candidate applicants and members of the public.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and records with the utmost of discretion
  • Ability to work independently, and have strong organizational skills, good problem solving skills as well as the ability to make suggestions to improve department efficiencies
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Encourage and promote a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for animals

Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with high attention to detail and accuracy ensuring deadlines are met and accurate records are kept. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree (BA) or Associate's Degree (AA); six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. HR knowledge or experience is a plus.

Language Skills: Ability to write, read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, and memos accurately. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to volunteers, and other employees of the organization. Good oral and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to accurately compute rate ratio and percentages.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.) and computer keyboard and data entry skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: HR Certifications are a plus.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job at a nonprofit agency. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. They include, but are not limited to the following: able to lift or move up to 30 lbs; stand or sit for extended periods of time; reach to an arm's length; 20/20 vision, use hands and fingers. While performing the tasks listed elsewhere in this document, incumbent is routinely exposed zoonotic diseases and noise.

Work Environment: 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Registered Veterinary Technician (Full time or Part Time)

Department: Veterinary Services & Spay/Neuter Clinic
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; Non-Exempt; Full Time or Part Time
Salary: $20.00-$24.00 per hour depending on experience
Excellent benefit package provided

Summary: To ensure that all animals in the clinic receive a thorough health evaluation and proper vaccinations. To implement protocols, procedures, medical evaluations and treatment of animals as set by PHS/SPCA. To accurately calculate and draw controlled substances for all animals in the clinic. To induce and maintain animals under anesthesia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform physical exams.
  • Restrain animals for exams and/or treatment.
  • Perform inventory and stock and re-stock supplies.
  • Create list of patients for veterinary exam and other procedures.
  • Perform laboratory procedures including the use of a microscope, blood and dental machines.
  • Initiation of emergency medical practices as necessary.
  • Calculate and prepare medications for patients.
  • Induce and maintain animals under anesthesia. Ensure that all animals are monitored while under anesthesia. Assist veterinarian during surgery.
  • Ensure that each animal receives the proper vaccinations.
  • Provide humane care and treatment of all sheltered animals.
  • Perform admitting and discharge duties for public and shelter animals.
  • Calculate and draw pre-anesthetic/anesthetic drugs prior to surgery.
  • Maintain controlled substances log for Spay & Neuter and In-House Clinic.
  • Responsible for the surgical preparation of patients, including sterilization, administration of pre-surgical injections.
  • Assist the Veterinarians at PHS/SPCA in surgery or as needed.
  • Maintain proper paperwork and medical records as required by law.
  • Maintain department equipment in good working order.
  • Report items for repair/replacement as needed to management as necessary.
  • Euthanize and/or assist with euthanasia of animals as needed in accordance with PHS/SPCA policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in all work spaces.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may supervise volunteers.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Registered Veterinary Technician certification from an accredited program is required.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, shelter medical records and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before members of the public, volunteers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to work well under pressure in emergency situations, deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must become proficient with Chameleon Database software and Microsoft Outlook within probationary period.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered Veterinary Technician License

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50-75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 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 routinely exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; routine exposure to zoonotic diseases, aggressive and feral animals; routinely exposed to mechanical moving parts; outside weather conditions and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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