Animal Care Technician

Animal Care · Wichita, Kansas
Department Animal Care
Employment Type Full-Time (10hr)
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $10.00 per hour

Come join the Kansas Humane Society pack! We are looking for Animal Care Technicians who love being an important part of an animal's life. 

We offer:

  • 4-day work week
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Discounted YMCA membership
  • Discounts on adoptions, retail store items, basic veterinary services and medicine, and pet food
  • Comprehensive low deductible health, pharmacy and dental plans
  • Vision insurance plan
  • SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan with a generous company match
  • Pre-tax spending accounts for health care and child care expenses
  • Aflac voluntary policies

Position Summary
Provides safe, humane, and thorough handling and care of animals housed at the Kansas Humane Society. This includes sanitizing, cleaning, observing and recording health and behavior as well as
assisting with and performing euthanasia.

Job Responsibilities
Customer Service:

  • Provides and models timely, polite, and respectful internal and external customer service regardless of the circumstances.
  • Assure that every individual who enters our agency is recognized and treated as a potential donor.

Disease Control

  • Implement infection prevention and shelter sanitation protocol to assure that all animal holding areas, supplies, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis in a thorough and
    timely manner.
  • Assure good disease control practices by following protocol for the timely removal of physically or behaviorally ill animals as well as maintaining foot baths, following hand washing protocol,
    and wearing appropriate protective clothing when handling ill animals.

Animal Handling

  • Remain current in humane animal husbandry and handling.
  • Assure that animals in all holding areas are provided with the appropriate supplies and enrichment to enhance their lives while in the care of KHS.
  • Participate in training to assure the euthanasia process is carried out in a safe, humane, and as relaxing manner as possible.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have good attendance history
  • Customer service or caregiving background preferred
  • Attention to detail 


TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly

AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations

FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use hands to type.

AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Repetitive motion above and below shoulder height ( 4- 8 hours daily)

Repetitive hand scrubbing both at and above shoulder level (2 to 4 hours daily)

Must be able to use both hands for repetitive actions; firm grasp and fine manipulation. Hands exposed to water and cleaning chemicals on a repetitive basis (6-8 hours daily)

Deck brushing movement ( 4-6 hours daily)

Physical restraining of small and large animals 5lb to 100lb

Pulled/jolted/jumped on by small and large animals 5lb to 100lb

Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, throwing of 5lb to 100lb

Repetitive climbing of step ladder

Repetitive stooping to pick up items

Standing, walking, kneeling on hands and knees, crouching, crawling


Must be comfortable handling dogs and cats on a daily basis. Will handle sick, injured, or deceased pets. Noise exposure varies and often includes barking and other animal vocalizations. Animal waste contact, smells, and visual exposure are prevalent. Exposure to industrial cleaning supplies.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to communicate clearly.

EMOTIONAL ABILITY: Ability to cope with stress, loss/death/grief, emotional and physical fatigue, long hours, and a variety of different human personalities.


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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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  • Location
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Department
    Animal Care
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (10hr)
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $10.00 per hour