Animal Shelter Veterinarian (Part-Time) - Public Works
City of San Jose
Location: San Jose , California
Type: Part Time
Salary: $65.54 - $90.76 (hour)
4 Year Degree
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About the Department
The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration. The City's Public Works Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating, and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services. The Department is committed to high-quality service, and partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.
The total hourly range for Part-Time Animal Shelter Veterinarian is $65.54 - $90.76.
These amounts include an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. Actual Salary shall be determined by the final candidates' qualifications and experience.
The City of San Jose, Animal Care and Services Division is seeking multiple part-time Animal Shelter Veterinarians to work at the Animal Care Center. The Animal Shelter Veterinarian may perform all aspects of shelter medicine in a large animal shelter. Duties may include routine spay/neuter surgeries on cats, dogs, and other animals as indicated. This position provides direct care and treatment of homeless animals entering the City of San Jose’s Animal Care Center.
In addition, this position is required to diagnose, treat, and/or recommend euthanasia. Registered Veterinary Technicians will be assigned to assist this position with the preparation and post-surgery processes of spay/neuter and other surgical procedures. The Animal Shelter Veterinarian positions will be reporting to the Medical Services Director (Division Manager) of Animal Care and Services. This classification is represented by City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP).
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Directs, coordinates and performs the screening, diagnosis, and basic and emergency medical treatment of animals in the shelter.
Performs or supervises the visual monitoring of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs of illness or unusual behavior.
Performs surgical procedures, including spay/neuters and vaccinates animals to prevent diseases.
Maintains accurate medical records of animals.
Effectively communicates the condition and status of animals with shelter staff to allow shelter staff to communicate with public.
Advises staff on matters within the veterinary field.
Orders, maintains and controls the drugs used at the shelter and in the field.
Trains appropriate staff in administering first aide and vaccinations to animals, the performance of euthanasia and other paramedical duties.
Performs and directs staff to perform euthanasia of animals that are irremediably suffering from serious illness or severe injury, as necessary.
Ensures that shelter staff participates in a comprehensive disease prevention program for the animal shelter.
Participates in special spay/neuter or vaccination clinics.
Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; providing technical guidance to staff; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Ensures compliance of activities to codes and all legal regulations.
Education: A degree from an accredited college or university in Veterinary Medicine.
Certifications or Licenses:
Valid California license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California is required.
Ability to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration for controlled substances
Valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.
Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds while handling animals and equipment. Employees may be exposed to cold and hot temperatures, loud noises, odors, dust, air contaminants, blood borne pathogens while using hypodermic needles on animals and may be exposed to animal scratches and bites.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Experience in following medical standards and procedures for the maintenance of healthy, safe, and sanitary facilities.
Experience performing spay/neuter procedures and vaccinations in a high-quality, high-volume environment.
Experience working in a high-volume shelter.
Experience handling and treating aggressive and/or feral animals in a safe manner.
Ability to operate assigned medical equipment.
Knowledge of applicable professional/technical principles and practices.
Applies technical and procedural know-how to get the job done.
Demonstrates some knowledge and use of applicable federal and state rules and regulations.
Serves as a “resource person’” on whom others rely for advice.
Keeps informed of the latest developments in area of specialty.
Ability to examine, evaluate and treat animals in a professional, safe and efficient manner.
Ability to develop and implement methods to control and prevent the spread of diseases in a shelter.
Ability to plan, assign, supervise and train staff and volunteers in the paraprofessional treatment and humane care of animals.
Knowledge of safety regulations and safe work practices.
Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
Initiative: Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
Leadership: Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational support and direction.
Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Collaboration: Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to all the job specific questions. You must answer all questions to be considered or your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Diana Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
Per the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all new hires to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical or religious exemption. Fully vaccinated means a person has received the following:
Two doses of the monovalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; or
Two doses of the monovalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; or
Two doses of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine; or
One dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; or
One dose of the bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; or
One dose of the bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
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The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating, and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services. The Department is committed to delivering high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.