Definition: This is a part time position focused on executing the field work components of an active TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and RTF (Return to Field) program. The position includes hands on work with community cats with varying levels of socialization as well as grassroots community education.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in TNR projects including setting and baiting traps and ongoing monitoring of locations.
Transports cats from sites to shelter upon trapping and back to sites after surgery.
Assess locations for safe and sustainable conditions.
Clean and maintain humane cat traps, cat dens, transfer cages, and other humane handling tools.
Maintain impeccable record keeping to ensure cats are returned to their correct, original locations.
Ensure cats being held in the care center scheduled to participate in the program are appropriately marked.
Work collaboratively with the Animal Care Department to ensure best practices with regards to humane handling and stress limiting housing of cats while in our care.
Flyer and distribute advisory materials in affected areas.
Participate in grassroots community outreach to educate NYC citizens on the project as well as the benefits and goals of TNR/RTF generally.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
College degree preferred, High School diploma required.
Ability to engage in impromptu and open dialogue with people of varied backgrounds, awareness of animal welfare practices, and attitude toward cats.
Minimum of one year experience working with animals in a shelter preferred.
Cat-centric and TNR certified, a plus.
Must possess excellent customer service, people and organizational skills.
Must be able to communication well both verbally and in writing.
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.
Animal computer software experience preferred.
Reliability, high level of integrity, professionalism and punctuality.
Valid and current driver’s license and ability to drive a cargo van in NYC.
Work Environment: Position requires local travel amongst AC&C location in five boroughs. Candidate must have ability to work in an animal facility where euthanasia is performed and the ability to release animals outdoors. Ability to remain calm, assertive, and professional in stressful situations is required.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the environment can be very loud.
Reports to: Community Cats Program Coordinator
Overtime: This is a non-union position and is eligible for overtime.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.
Animal Care & Control of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.