Shelter Attendant Summit County Summit County 24 reviews

Summit County, located in Utah, is seeking caring applicants for a full-time Animal Control Shelter Attendant. The Shelter Attendant feeds, waters, and cares for the animals, cleans and maintains kennels, and performs routine maintenance and ground keeping duties. Additional responsibilities include redeeming, impounding, and adopting animals by collecting and receipting the required fees, including dog license fees. Maintains records, provides information to the public, and receives and processes complaints. Knowledge is required of animal behavior, nutrition, and care practices, office procedures, and bookkeeping. Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and the public. Works under the general supervision of the Animal Control Director. Job Closes 2/18/2021. (Application works best using Google Chrome)

$15.13 – $21.21/hourly


  • Options for a premium free Health Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • State of Utah Retirement
  • Sick Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Vacation Pay


  • Performs general hygiene duties for animals; feeds and waters, uses high pressure wash equipment as needed to hose out pens, applies approved cleaning agents as needed to clean kennel, isolation area and cattery, mops floors; disinfects kennel areas in accordance with proper disease control requirements.
  • Assures welfare and care of animals within the shelter meets established standards during all shelter operations.
  • Creates and maintains a variety of computerized and hard copy files and records on animal related programs, i.e., licensing, sheltered animals, financial.
  • Performs routine maintenance and grounds keeping duties; cleans office area and facility environs.
  • Performs as animal control clerk; redeems, impounds and adopts animals by collecting and receipting the required fees, including dog license fees; maintains records of the same.
  • Provides information to the public by responding to telephone calls and assisting walk-in public; provides factual information as directed by supervisors.
  • Receives and processes complaints; apprizes animal control officers of complaints and provides pertinent details essential for response and action.
  • Places incoming animals in kennels and retrieves outgoing animals; provides general assistance to the public, assists in locating lost and found animals; assists public in adoption processes.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school
  • Two (2) years of general work experience, preferably in a field related to animal care OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds regularly


  • Basic knowledge of proper kennel cleaning methods; animal behavior; local or typical animal regulations and ordinance; first aid for injured, sick or diseased (contagious) animals; animal nutrition; rabies control; basic hand tools; basic animal care practices; particularly related to cats and dogs; basic arithmetic; animal segregation, isolation and handling; record and keeping functions; basic euthanasia methods. Knowledge of Summit County Operating and Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; of grammar, spelling and punctuation; of modern filing systems related to alphabetical and numeric files; personal computer operations and various program applications such as Word, etc.; telephone etiquette, various office machines, i.e. ten key, copy machine, etc. administrative procedures; of legal processes associated with the maintenance of public records and documents. Interpersonal communication skills, bookkeeping, basic accounting and fiscal control methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors; to follow routine verbal or written instructions; communicate effectively (verbal) with the public; make basic arithmetic calculations accurately and quickly in making or giving change; perform strenuous physical labor; work with animals (primarily dogs and cats); tolerate obnoxious odors in the work environment.


Tasks require a variety of physical activities periodically involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Essential functions require talking, hearing, and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Elements of the job pose various degrees of hazard uncertainty common to animal control and animal impoundment. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.

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