Animal Training Assessment Specialist

Salary range: Based on experience

Non-exempt, 20 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for assessing all canines accepted into the Tulsa SPCA in a timely fashion and assisting with intake decisions. Establish, maintain best practices for and implement dog assessments, behavior modification and enrichment. Maintain consistency in all areas. Develop specific positive reinforcement behavior modification and enrichment protocols and coordinate consistent implementation with staff and volunteers. Monitor progress. Additionally, responsible for determining what behavior information is sent home with adopters as well as working with owners to keep dogs in homes. Reports directly to the Director of Community Engagement (DCE).

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide leadership and direction for the following activities with respect to expectations and performance.
    • Assessments and Outcome Decisions
    • Intake decisions
    • Training – develop and monitor training and behavior plans and enrichment, with the main objective of increasing the adoptability of dogs through general good behavior.
    • Give reliable, objective, effective, quality behavior advice to adopters and the public.
  • Complete and/or oversee completion of all relevant documentation, policies, procedures and information:
    • Assessments, training needs, policies, procedures and other documentation are communicated.
    • All computer and written documentation is performed and documents are maintained in accordance with Tulsa SPCA policies (including document retention policy).
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned by Tulsa SPCA management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/KEY COMPETENCIES/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English at a professional level
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving history
  • High School graduate or GED equivalent
  • Proof of employment eligibility
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as be a team player
  • Provide excellent customer service and have a caring attitude for humans and animals
  • Ability to communicate with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Must possess at minimum an intermediate knowledge of computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Avimark preferred but not required
  • Must be flexible and be available for a varied schedule

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Work is both indoors and outside and can be exposed to heat, cold, rain, snow, ice, and a variety of conditions including humidity and dust.
  • Travel to area events/locations in year-round weather conditions is possible.
  • Use of computer, keyboard, telephone, copy machines, and fax machines.
  • Will be exposed to animal smells, fumes, chemicals, cleaning supplies, airborne particles, parasites, pests, zoonotic diseases and sharp objects.
  • Will work with and be exposed to a variety of animals (some may be sick, injured and/or vicious) and animal waste.
  • Animal bites and/or scratches are possible.
  • Must be able to lift(to waist height)and carry 50 lbs.
  • Repetitive movements such as bending, kneeling, stooping, crawling, standing, and other similar activities are required.
  • Ability to hear, talk, use hand dexterity required. Additionally, specific visual abilities, including close vision and ability to adjust focus is required. o Noise level is moderate to high.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume directly to: Lauren Holder, Intake and Transport Coordinator , intake@tulsaspca.org.  You can also fax to: 918-428-2525, or mail to the Attention of: Lauren Holder, Intake & Transport Coordinator, P.O. Box 581898, Tulsa, OK 74158. No phone calls accepted. This position is open until filled.