City of Farmington
  • 01-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Animal Shelter
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 16.3830-25.5117
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits



JOB POSITION #199: Animal Services Assistant Manager



WORK LOCATION: Animal Shelter

HIRING RANGE: $16.3830 to $25.5117/Hour


TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

DAYS WORKED: Friday-Tuesday





Are you a team focused, enthusiastic individual with a passion for animal care? We are looking for a goal-oriented individual to assist overseeing the daily operations of the animal shelter. This position will work directly with the Animal Services Manager in ensuring all of the shelter animals receive the best quality care and work as part of a team to maximize lifesaving.


Assist the Animal Services Manager in ensuring that the animal care staff operates in a coordinated, efficient and effective manner via daily supervision and providing support as needed.

Assist the Animal Services Manager in ensuring high quality standards of animal care, handling, and sanitation and that staff performance is consistent with protocols.

Work collaboratively with the animal medical department to facilitate communication regarding animal health and care between appropriate person(s) and department(s).

Help to maintain a safe working environment by promoting safe animal handling and teaching appropriate techniques to new staff members.

Assist with keeping animal records current through review as necessary and basic computer data entry.

Assist in inventory control and ordering for the shelter and the medical department.

Responsible for assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of equipment used daily by staff.

Communicate issues or concerns with animals, staff, and facilities to the Animal Service Manager or appropriate member of the management team.

Perform humane euthanasia as necessary.

Engage with customers in a calm and professional manner at all times and circumstances.

Demonstrate strong knowledge of the animals in the shelter and have the ability to answer staff, volunteer, or customer questions about the animals as needed.

Demonstrate a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to FRAS policies and procedures.

Ensure a safe work environment, follow all safety guidelines, and model safe work practices.

Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, customer, animal or the organization at risk.

Follow direction of the Animal Welfare Director and Animal Services Manager as well as the Veterinarian.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Extensive background checks required.

Associates degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Two (2) years of experience with animal welfare, animal behavior/training or veterinary services.

Two (2) years supervisory experience.

Animal care and customer service experience required.

Knowledge Skills Abilities should demonstrate practiced animal care.

Must be able to safely handle animals with an unknown temperament.

Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment; principles and procedures or record keeping.

Must be able to obtain Euthanasia Certification within six months of date of hire.

Strong communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with public and staff; principals and supervision and teambuilding.

Ability to receive money and make proper change.

Ability to cope emotionally with the euthanasia.

Ability to manage multiple situations simultaneously.

Ability to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of the FRAS with compassion and genuine affection for animals.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors and the public.

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Must be able to work around animals without an allergic reaction.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program.


Animal capture equipment, first aid equipment, catch poles, leashes, gloves and ropes to handle animals, chemical cleaning materials in shelter maintenance, including chlorine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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 employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Operates city vehicles in all types of terrain and weather conditions.


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