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Kennel Attendant #2406-330500-01

Date Opened
Friday, June 28, 2024 11:30 AM
Close Date
Friday, July 12, 2024 11:59 PM
  • $47,840- $48,742
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


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

Feed & water animals according to schedules / feeding instructions 
Mix food / liquid formulas / medications / food supplements according to instructions / prescriptions / knowledge of animal species 
Examine & observe animals to detect signs of illness / disease / injury 
Contact veterinarians to secure treatment to sick or injured animals 
Clean facility laundry 
Clean / organize / maintain / disinfect animal quarters such as 
Pens & Stables
Saddles & Bridles
Perform animal grooming duties
Order / unload / store feed & supplies 
Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures
Assist with anesthetize or perform inoculation of animals according to instructions 
Transfer animals from one location to another 
Exercise animals to maintain their physical & mental health
Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of principles / processes for providing customer & personal services: 
Knowledge of administrative & clerical procedures / systems such as: 
word processing 
managing files & records 
other office procedures & terminology 
Demonstrate approachability dealing with the public 
Ability to comfortably handle animals with behavioral issues which may include shyness & fearfulness 
Ability to problem solve effectively & efficiently 
Ability to communicate clearly & concisely, written / verbal communication 
Ability to routinely lift 40 to 50 lbs. 
Ability to perform strenuous manual labor 
Ability to work independently & as member of team 
Ability to work on weekends / holidays / varying shift times 
Ability to work indoors & outdoors in all weather conditions 
Ability to work with physically strong dogs 
Ability to bend / stoop / hike / walk / kneel / lift 

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:
Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for prolonged periods
Occasional movement throughout the workday daily to interact with staff and accomplish tasks
Communicating both verbally and written in order to exchange information
Repeating motions of holding, grasping, turning, that may include the wrist, hands, and/or fingers
Light to moderate lifting and carrying
Lift up to 50 pounds  
Work primarily in office environment 
Ability to operate office equipment, such as computer, copier, fax machine, and phone 

Sensory Requirements:
Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, tabulating data.
Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain.
Comprehensive written information in work-related documents.
Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech.

Working Conditions:
Disagreeable working conditions. Continuously exposed to several elements such as noise, intermittent standing, walking: and occasional pushing, carrying, or lifting.

Other Requirements:
Successfully complete and pass a pre-employment hearing, vision, and psychological 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

Valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s license.

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.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

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.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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