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Animal Support Specialist I
Cherokee County Animal Shelter
1015 Univeter Rd, Canton, GA 30115

Job Type

Full Time

Remote Position?


Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide care to Shelter
animals and customer service to the public. The position is responsible for feeding and
caring for animals, cleaning and sanitizing animal living areas, providing customer
service to the public, assisting technicians in providing animal care, and maintaining
required records. The position works under direct supervision according to set

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be
 Cleans and sanitizes kennels and related animal living areas in the Shelter in
accordance with applicable standards and regulations. This includes but not limited to
such duties as: sweeping, mopping, laundry, washing dishes, trash removal, cleaning of
incinerator debris, ability to care for all types of domestic/farm animals, and occasionally
wild animals.
 Provides customer service to the public, including assisting with locating lost animals,
providing information on animal adoption and care, and assisting with the adoption,
surrender, and reclaim process.
 Provides care for Shelter animals, including feeding, ensuring access to fresh water,
bathing, and providing very basic medical care.
 Performs clerical tasks, such as maintaining logs/records, performing data entry, or
assisting customers with completion of adoption or other paperwork and providing
payment receipts.
 Assists Veterinary Technicians in providing medical treatment to animals or in
euthanizing animals as directed.
 Performs miscellaneous tasks such as receiving and stocking supplies or performing
minor maintenance tasks as required.


Education and Experience
Requires high school diploma or GED.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Requires none.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires three months of related experience.


DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and
conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and
mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas,
concepts, and oral verbalizations.
Compares or inspects data, people, or things against a standard.

PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have
contact with or are influenced by the position.
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.

ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for
achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies
where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities,
magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to
read, write, and speak.
Reads simple sentences or instructions; writes simple sentences; speaks simple
sentences using basic grammar.
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COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative,
ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any
unusual pressures.
Performs semi-routine work following procedures, with occasional problems; requires
normal attention for accurate results.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as
damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal
liability, or injury or death to individuals.
Makes decisions with minor impact – affects only those in immediate work area.

EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as
substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is
tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for
judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as
computer or kennel cleaning equipment.

SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s
safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional
enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE Cherokee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide
adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current
employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.