Kennel Technician

Job Title: Kennel Technician

Reports to: Shelter Manager/Shift Supervisor

Department: Operations

FLSA Classification: Full Time, Hourly

Updated: September 27, 2018

Job Summary:

Scheduled Hours: 40 hrs

Days: TBD

Hours: 8am – 5pm

Pay Range:  $10.50 – $15.00

Computer System: Shelter Buddy

The Humane Society of the North Bay has an amazing opportunity available. We are looking for a Full Time Kennel Technician. Join our team serve the community and work with amazing animals.

Kennel Technician

The Kennel Technician will be responsible for the care and maintenance of all animal environments, kennels, cages, floor space, laundry and supplies, shelter grounds and common areas. The Kennel Technician will feed and water all animals twice daily.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to use and understand proper sanitation techniques according to the UC Davis protocol, and apply them to the cleaning and maintenance of an animal shelter environment.
  • Ability to recognize sick or injured animals and notify proper authority.
  • Ability to comprehend and execute verbal and written instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and without supervision.
  • Ability to recognize need for, and use, animal restraint equipment when necessary
  • Experienced in use of pressure washing equipment, hoses, cleaning products

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cleans cat cages, dog kennels, work areas, food and water containers, maintains animal shelter (including the grounds and equipment), and observes appropriate daily sanitary protocol.
  • Cleans, feeds, and provides water for all shelter animals, recording amounts on appropriate animal record.
  • Observes animal behavior and health at the shelter and reports and documents unusual behavior and/or circumstances.
  • Wash and fold shelter laundry each day.
  • Accept deliveries of all supplies, maintain adequate supply areas.
  • Maintain common areas and keep free of boxes, donations, laundry, and debris or OSHA hazards.
  • Maintain a pleasant and clean environment for our customers, clients and the public.
  • Bring dogs in and out of kennel areas in am, and return them to sleeping kennels at night.
  • Organize and oversee inventory of crates, cat pans, and supplies in the shelter while keeping it clean, clear and in order on a daily basis.
  • Maintains safe and effective work environment and complies with animal shelter procedures, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Provides customer service as needed.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to understand, standard food measurements and special diet requirements.
  • Must comprehend and execute verbal and written instruction.
  • Must work independently and without supervision.


  • Proper handling and caring of animals to perform the work in a humane manner.
  • Custodial or animal care and maintenance protocols.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, and filing methods.
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Standard business arithmetic and basic fractions.
  • Use and understanding of cleaning supplies, equipment and building maintenance.
  • Perform other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Shelter Manager.

Physical Demands:

Position requires extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. This position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data, using a computer keyboard. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Hearing is required when providing phone and counter service. The incumbent is frequently around animals that are agitated or injured and may attempt to bite or scratch.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazards associated with aggressive animals; hazards associated with infected animals; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; and possible exposure to contagious diseases. Insure cell phone not be used while performing duties.

Note: When duties and responsibilities change, job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties that you may be asked to perform. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform job-related duties requested by their manager.

To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to: HSNB Jobs, 1121 Sonoma Blvd. Vallejo CA 94590. Or email it to

The Humane Society of the North Bay is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.