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Kennel Attendant #2204-330500-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 3:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 8:00 AM
  • $41,600/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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The Kennel Attendant position will care for pets and other non-farm animals. This position will also provide support to the Animal Care & Control Clinic by keeping records of feedings/treatments/care received and discharge records.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists veterinarian and animal health technicians with vaccinations of animals
  • Washes and disinfects kennels and stalls
  • Ensures animals are fed and provided water
  • Assists supervisors with intravenous euthanasia of animals
  • Assist with the processing of animals; this may include vaccinating a deworming weighing, checking for identification and transporting animals to the proper location; handles animals humanely
  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the dietary requirements of a variety of animals so that each animal is fed the proper type of food as well as the proper amount
  • Knowledge of disinfecting chemicals and their proper dilutions
  • Knowledge of cleaning and animal handling techniques or the ability to learn them
  • Ability to handle animals humanely and safely
  • Ability to read and comprehend the laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to animal licensing and vaccinating requirements
  • Ability to use and care for a variety of equipment such as brooms, mops, control sticks, and animal carriers
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records
  • Basic computer skills or ability to learn them
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

ADA and Other Requirements


Positions in this class typically require: grasping, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Climbing
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Squatting
  • Crawling
  • Reaching  
  • Walking
  • Lifting (100 lbs.)
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens while using hypodermic needles on issues
  • May be exposed to chemicals and fumes
  • May be exposed to animal scratches and bites

Sensory Requirements:

  • Touch
  • Vision 
  • Hearing
  • Depth perception 

Working Conditions:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, victims, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files and phone. 


Other Requirements:

Successfully complete and pass a pre-employment hearing and respirator clearance evaluation. Failure to successfully pass all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this vacancy announcement.

Preferred Qualification

Experience working in environments such as boarding and animal control facilities or veterinary clinics.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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