Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

The Arizona Humane Society will require proof of immunization against COVID-19 for all new employees. Exemptions will be allowed for medical or religious reasons.

Emergency Animal Medical Technician

Position Summary:

Provide complex rescue services and emergency medical care to sick and injured animals or animals related to cruelty situations. Provide medical stabilization and transport of animals in distress. Work as an Animal Cruelty Investigator in contracted cities, assisting various police agencies in the investigation of animal crimes.

Day in the Life:

  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls to pick up and transport sick and injured stray animals.
  • Perform physical exams, triage, and stabilization of animals.
  • Safely perform complex rescues of animals stuck in life threatening situations such as in attics, walls, engines, drains, and trees.
  • Evaluate the behavior of animals on scene. Handle all animals with compassion, use restraint as needed for safety, with an emphasis on soft handling techniques whenever possible.
  • Complete extensive documentation of case history, behavior observations and medical assessments in shelter software.
  • Respond to, investigate and follow up on animal cruelty complaints. Collect evidence, take photographs and video, scan in relevant records, and provide thorough documentation in shelter software.
  • Prepare formal reports for police departments and prosecutors.
  • Testify in court for civil seizure and criminal proceedings.
  • Maintain clean and well stock company vehicles.
  • Represent the mission and vision of AHS with the public, donors, volunteers, and media personnel at the shelter and events as required.
  • Train new Field staff on proper procedures and company guidelines.
  • Euthanize animals in a safe and humane manner.
  • Complete officer training as required, including continuing education and certifications.
  • Cross train in Field Dispatch, assist the dispatch team as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Successful completion of an EAMT assessment with a passing score of 75% or greater within six months of start date.
  • Successful completion of the Physical Assessment test will be required annually to maintain employment.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must be 21 years of age.


  • Experience as Humane Officer, Animal Control Officer, Police Officer, or Military Police preferred.
  • Shelter experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Arizona Revised Statute Title 13, and animal-related portions of Titles 3 and

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Able to speak, read, write and understand English. Spanish language skills helpful.

Mathematical - Basic

Technical - Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment) and able to learn other software programs as necessary.


With the exception of minor traffic and petty offenses; misdemeanor and felony charges and/ or convictions may disqualify you from the position. Driving background check is required.

Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation are required. Must be a highly organized individual and possess good public relations and customer service skills.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. He/she will occasionally work at heights and be expected to do some climbing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds to a height of four feet. There may be occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors, and dander. Typical work environment will be out of the office, driving a truck in a safe manner, working in the field in typical Arizona weather conditions.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check and drug screening are required.

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