Overview

Position Objective:

To respond to calls from North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia, residents seeking assistance with various animal-related issues

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Conduct animal care fieldwork in PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP) service areas locally and in North Carolina

• Provide assistance with companion animal care, pick up injured or unwanted animals (including wildlife), and trap feral animals

• Conduct investigations involving neglected or abused animals

• File complaints with animal control agencies in situations requiring legal intervention, and follow up to ensure that action is taken

• Perform emergency first-aid procedures and euthanasia

• Work to build PETA’s efforts to promote spaying and neutering in North Carolina

• Care for animals in PETA’s custody

• Maintain a daily log of animals handled and other related and legally required paperwork

• Keep detailed documentation of cases handled, including photographing animals’ conditions when appropriate

• Handle incoming calls for assistance and prepare case sheets

• Assist with cleaning the Windsor animal shelters in North Carolina

• Participate in the rotation for CAP’s 24-hour emergency pager

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Minimum of two years of animal-handling experience

• Proven effective problem-solving and crisis-management skills

• Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion

• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner

• Proven ability to coordinate several tasks at once and handle frequent interruptions

• Demonstrated ability to manage time wisely and prioritize tasks

• Willingness to obtain euthanasia certification (on-the-job training will be provided)

• Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance on a regular basis

• Ability to engage in frequent bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, reaching, and stair-climbing

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization