This employment opportunity has expired as of 04/05/2022.

Animal Shelter Attendant Part Time

Date Posted: 01/22/2021

Department: Animal Shelter

Compensation: $10.10/hour

Hours: Part-time

Deadline: 04/05/2022

Position Objectives

The Animal Shelter Attendant assists the Shelter Manager in the daily operations of the facility.  The person in this position will follow strict cleaning and sanitation standards, handling of Animals will be required also.  Some lifting required mostly animal being placed in kennels.  Weights could range 5-75 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

During daily operations, the Attendant will need to wear gloves, protective clothing and use bleach and other types of cleaning/sanitizing chemicals.  Attendant must be able to complete their work among strong odors at times.  There will be record keeping, answering telephone & greeting the public, some handling of money and the use of basic office machines.  The Shelter Attendant will assist the Shelter Manager in the process of Euthanasia and treatment for animals. 


Minimum Requirements

High School graduate or GED equivalent or experience

Basic computer & office machine skills

NC driver’s license

General knowledge of animal handling & care


This is a 10 – 20 hours per week position.

The facility is open Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; and Sunday is cleaning and feeding only.

How to Apply

Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. 


Applications will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify. 


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