25 Apr 2013

Full-Time Field Worker

PETA – Posted by PETA & PETA FoundationNorfolk, Virginia, United States

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Job Description


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



  • 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


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Job Categories: Non Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: animal care, animal rights, field work, and peta.

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