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Colchester Enforcement/Bylaw Officer

Location401 Industrial Ave, Truro, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part time with on call
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence  throughout Colchester County you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Reserves and throughout Colchester/Pictou county
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations 

are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Lansburg.  

 Please quote “Colchester Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton Enforcement/Bylaw Officer

LocationSydney
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Casual/On-Call
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence on reserves, and throughout CBRM you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Reserves and throughout CBRM
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations 

are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Lansburg.  

 Please quote “Cape Breton Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton Enforcement/Bylaw Supervisor Full Time

Location401 East Broadway, Sydney, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full Time
Salary 
$16 - $20/hr depending on experience

Job Description

The Nova Scotia SPCA Enforcement Team Supervisor Position supports the Society’s objective to enforce municipal bylaws the Society is contracted to enforce.

Reporting to the Provincial Enforcement Supervisor, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in ensuring a high level of professionalism within the Cape Breton Enforcement Team. You will assist with the oversight of enforcement operations to ensure that all enforcement practices are consistent with the provisions of local Animal Control By-Laws. In addition, you would participate in field investigation when needed. Operational support includes administrative tasks, analysis, document management, and investigative support.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

Reports To

Nova Scotia SPCA Provincial Enforcement Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the supervision of operational support of the enforcement team to ensure consistent, timely and effective support to officers through investigative procedures and court preparation
  • Oversee the teams document management process for enforcement files
  • Be responsible for the collection and reporting of key operational statistics for the department
  • Collaborate to ensure compliance with operational policies and procedures
  • Mentoring new staff
  • After hours availability on SPCA issued cell-phone to provide operational advice
  • Uniform management
  • Preparing court documents and disclosure packages
  • Responding to complaint with regards to officer’s conduct or actions
  • Collaborating with shelter staff to ensure operational needs are communicated in an effective manner

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledgeable about the Canadian justice system
  • Knowledge of the regulatory investigation and prosecution process
  • Experience and proficiency with Investigative database usage and software programs such as Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with report writing and statistics
  • Strong Interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated team building and supervisory capabilities
  • Assertive leader who will take initiative
  • Comfortable around domestic animals

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of an Enforcement training from a recognized institution required (an equivalent combination of education and experience could be considered)
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs would be an asset
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s license with safe driving record
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret legislation, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of legislation and its regulations
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog handling experience
  • Two years’ experience in a supervisory role is considered an asset

Other Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • Prepare and maintain investigation and legal records in an accurate, complete and timely manner. Maintain information integrity, security and confidentiality to an exceptional degree.
  • Provide related education to the public, clients, staff, volunteers, other animal welfare organizations and law enforcement agencies and entities.
  • Perform data entry and maintain performance statistics using provided electronic tools and applications using Microsoft office and CEIS database management
  • Work daily with animals of varying size and temperament, including deceased, ill or injured animals, carrying, handling and capturing individual animals in a safe, caring and respectful manner.
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills, statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Maintain and operate all job-related equipment, tools and vehicles in a safe and reliable manner, and within the guidelines prescribed by OHS policy,
  • Strong interviewing, analytical skills and experience in research and interpreting data, ability to write cogent and concise reports; excellent presentation and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Exceptional tact, diplomacy, discretion, professionalism, and judgment in the exercise of decision making
  • Ability to remain neutral, independent and objective in all investigations.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive work-related information.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments by effectively planning, organizing and prioritizing assignments (multi-tasking of work).
  • Exceptional tact, diplomacy, discretion, professionalism, and judgment in the exercise of decision making
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with First Nations communities are strongly encouraged to apply

Qualifications

The successful candidate/s will have:

  • Prior law enforcement experience
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A post-secondary education or the equivalent training or experience
  • Direct and successful experience in investigations or inspections
  • Animal care and handling experience
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and/or municipal laws and regulations regarding animal welfare
  • An understanding of court proceedings
  • Computer proficiency; and
  • Superior communication (oral and written) and organizational skills.

 

 

Additional Information

  • Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Driver’s license is required

 

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, evenings and on call work as requested.

 

Hours of Work

This position requires extensive travel and a varied, flexible work schedule. Hours of work will be subject to budget limitations and complaint volume.

 

It is understood that all Enforcement Supervisors must provide a clean drivers abstract, will be subject to a criminal background check and must be approved by the Minister of Agriculture and the Department of Justice for Peace Officer status.

Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations community are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Lansburg.  

 Please quote “Cape Breton Enforcement Supervisor ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton Enforcement/Bylaw Officer Full Time

Location401 East Broadway, Sydney, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full Time
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence on reserves, and throughout CBRM you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Reserves and throughout CBRM
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations 

are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Lansburg.  

 Please quote “Cape Breton Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Yarmouth SPCA - Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Full Time

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full TIme
Salary 
$16 - $18/hr depending on experience

The Nova Scotia SPCA is seeking an experienced and dedicated RVT to join our team working in a fast-paced, high volume surgical environment part time with the remaining time working as an Animal Care Attendant at the Yarmouth SPCA Shelter.   The Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouths’ Dyke Family Animal Clinic prides itself on providing high quality veterinary and surgical services to the animals in its care while offering a low income Spay/Neuter assistance program to the public

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong anesthetic knowledge and can  multitask (prepare, induce, premed, monitor and recovering multiple patients)
  • Strong clinic pathology background to perform UA’s, fecals, cytology, (skin/ears), fna, pcvs and blood smears.
  • Recognize and intervene on emergencies.
  • The ability to follow protocols, and be comfortable working with pediatric patients.
  • Assist with ordering medical supplies for surgical team and hospital.

The Animal Care Attendant role includes:

  • Assures all nutritional, housing, grooming and medical needs are met on a daily basis according to approved processes. Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people. Provides humane handling and care for all shelter animals.
  • Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
  • Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel.
  • Administers medications
  • Grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
  • Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behavior history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and Completes other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills

In addition to having the ability to travel and a valid Drivers license, the following are some of the skills required of this role:

  • Time Management: work with multiple staff, managers and volunteers across the province. Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure situations is essential.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Whether it is dealing with staff, management, government agents, veterinarians or suppliers, this person will have to make decisions that affect the Society. Having the ability to make hard decisions under pressure is crucial to success.
  • Speaking and Writing: strong written and oral communication skills.

 Qualifications

 

  • Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with the NSVMA or equivalent work experience
  • Animal welfare knowledge, Dog handling experience, volunteer relations, and computer skills are an asset.
  • Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
  • Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
  • Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
  • Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
  • Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

 Additional Information

  • Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements

  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

Hours of Work

Work week can be flexible to work within applicants schedule but will be set consistent times each week, some flexibility may be required.  Scheduled hours range between 32 to 40 hours per week.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Elizabeth Murphy.  

 Please quote “Yarmouth RVT ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Yarmouth SPCA - Part Time Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part TIme
Salary 
$16 + /hr depending on experience

The Nova Scotia SPCA is seeking an experienced and dedicated RVT to join our team working in a fast-paced, high volume surgical environment part time.   The Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouths’  Dyke Family Animal Clinic prides itself on providing high quality veterinary and surgical services to the animals in its care while offering a low income Spay/Neuter assistance program to the public

 

Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong anesthetic knowledge and who can multitask (prepare, induce, premed, monitor and recovering multiple patients)
  • Strong clinic pathology background to perform UA’s, fecals, cytology, (skin/ears), fna, pcvs and blood smears.
  • Recognize and intervene on emergencies.
  • The ability to follow protocols, and be comfortable working with pediatric patients.
  • Assist with ordering medical supplies for surgical team and hospital.
  • Administers medications
  • Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behavior history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with the NSVMA or equivalent work experience

  • Animal welfare knowledge, Dog handling experience, volunteer relations, and computer skills are an asset.
  • Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
  • Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
  • Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
  • Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
  • Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

 

Additional Information

  • Driver’s license is an asset

Physical Requirements

  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

Hours of Work

Work week generally consists of Tuesdays and/OR Thursdays day time shifts, however this is subject to change based on the needs of the SPCA.  Hours of work are between 8 and 16 hours per week.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. The Society provides a competitive salary, benefit package and a rewarding work environment. The Nova Scotia SPCA Provincial Office is located in Dartmouth NS. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.ca .   It is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on immediately and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this job description remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote ” SPCA Yarmouth PT RVT ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however; only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton SPCA - Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Location401 East Broadway, Sydney, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part Tme or Full Timie
Salary 
$16 + /hr depending on experience

The Nova Scotia SPCA is seeking an experienced and dedicated RVT to join our team working in a fast-paced, high volume surgical environment part time.   The Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Hospital prides itself on providing high quality veterinary and surgical services to the animals in its care while offering a low income Spay/Neuter assistance program to the public

 

Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong anesthetic knowledge and who can multitask (prepare, induce, premed, monitor and recovering multiple patients)
  • Strong clinic pathology background to perform UA’s, fecals, cytology, (skin/ears), fna, pcvs and blood smears.
  • Recognize and intervene on emergencies.
  • The ability to follow protocols, and be comfortable working with pediatric patients.
  • Assist with ordering medical supplies for surgical team and hospital.
  • Administers medications
  • Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
  • Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behavior history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with the NSVMA or equivalent work experience

  • Animal welfare knowledge, Dog handling experience, volunteer relations, and computer skills are an asset.
  • Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
  • Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
  • Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
  • Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
  • Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
  • Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

 

Additional Information

  • Driver’s license is an asset

Physical Requirements

  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

Hours of Work

Work week generally consists of week day daytime shifts..  Hours of work are between 16 and 24 hours per week, with the option of full time hours by working with the SPCA Shelter in animal care.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. The Society provides a competitive salary, benefit package and a rewarding work environment. The Nova Scotia SPCA Provincial Office is located in Dartmouth NS. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.ca .   It is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on immediately and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this job description remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote ” SPCA Cape Breton RVT ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however; only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Kings SPCA Shelter Supervisor Full Time

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full time, 40 hours a week
Salary 
$18 - $21/hr depending on experience, please specify salary expectations with your application

Job Description

The Primary duty of a Shelter Supervisor is to oversee a Shelter’s animal care operations to achieve the desired animal outcomes and on occasion to work with veterinarians carrying out any task as directed by the attending veterinarian.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Hospital & Animal Care Tasks

  • Examination Room assistance
  • Pre-Examination procedures including weighing the animal and recording the weight on the treatment records, taking the temperature of the animal, the medical history and the recent complaint.
  • Animal restraint, as necessary.
  • Animal injections and medical treatments.
  • Admission and Discharge procedures if necessary.
  • Surgical assistance.
  • Cleaning, packing and autoclave of all surgical instruments after use and maintaining proper inventory in surgery.
  • Taking and processing radiographs.
  • Assist receptionist when necessary and assume receptionist duties when receptionist is absent or the reception area is busy. This includes answering the phone.
  • Participate in Shelter’s animal care duties
  • Ensure all patients are comfortable, clean, dry and fed (if permitted).
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including, but not limited to, blood counts, urinalysis, blood glucose, fungal cultures and fecal examinations as ordered by attending veterinarian.
  • Check in-patients and report to attending veterinarian.
  • Administration of anesthetics and monitor patients during surgery and recovery.
  • Properly record treatment in treatment records writing legibly.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of medical supplies.
  • Ensure post-discharge instructions are provided to clients and telephone follow-up of patients within two days of discharge, unless otherwise directed by attending veterinarian.
  • Dental cleanings, procedures and prep.
  • Preparation of examination room.
  • Nutritional consultations.
  • Share on call and after-hour patient care responsibilities equally
  • Promote a positive and productive clinic culture at all times.
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times, with the goal of going above and beyond for every single client and patient, every single interaction.
  • Control drug-log accuracy, must be kept up to date, accountable for keeping it locked and access controlled.
  • Accurate billing for services, procedures and products.
  • Inventory management, stocking shelves, stock rotation and organization.
  • Accurate preparation of prescriptions and verifying that prescriptions that are filled by receptionist/assistant are accurate (initial prescription).
  • Other duties as required.

Shelter Operations

  • Review monthly animal care goals and results, identify and understand variances, and participate in corrective action plans.
  • Works directly with shelter veterinarians and staff to implement best practices in disease control and medication protocols.
  • Oversee that all shelter staff are properly trained in disease control cleaning protocols, proper administration of medicine and vaccines.
  • Oversee all pharmaceutical and animal care inventory control and purchasing to ensure proper controls and cost efficiencies.
  • Provide oversight of behavioral assessments of animals, as well as overseeing all euthanasia related decisions or performance of at the shelter.
  • This position supports provincial animal care initiatives and ensures that the shelter is collaborating and has the resources required to achieve the Society’s goals
  • Required to work directly with the public and local veterinarian clinics to ensure the success of our adoption program.
  • Work with Provincial leadership team on various initiatives including the continued enhancement of revenue streams that align with our mission and improve our ability to support a greater number of animals in need.
  • Understand the impact of financial and operational changes, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills on behalf of the animals, community, stakeholders and the Provincial leadership team.
  • Facilitates the preparation of shelter provincial reports.
  • Works directly with those responsible for maintaining the shelter volunteer and foster based programs to ensure proper training in disease control protocols and the administration of medicine.
  • Expand and increase live release rates through creative adoption strategies; supportive of solutions put forward by Nova Scotia’s No Kill Model and the Society’s strategic imperatives.
  • Understand and oversee operational compliance with current federal, provincial, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines that affect operations and budgets of non-profit organizations and animal shelters.
  • Ensure policy compliance operationally and accurate and transparent reporting of statistical animal care data.
  • Assist in developing and providing input into policies and procedures with approval and support from the CEO, Provincial Animal Care Director.

 

Required Skills

In addition to having the ability to travel and a valid Driver’s license, the following are some of the skills required of a Nova Scotia SPCA Sheler Supervisor.

  • Leadership Skills: Supervisors have to keep staff motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions. Good leadership qualities and administrative abilities are essential.
  • Time Management:  Supervisors work with multiple staff, managers and volunteers across the province, assist in crisis situations and perform reviews. Supervisors must to have the ability to create schedules, order supplies and write reports. Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure situations is essential.
  • Math and Budgeting: Supervisors are expected to keep and maintain budgets, and make sure Shelters are staying on budget. It is essential that the Animal Care Supervisor is good at computers and has extensive knowledge of marketing and sales.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Whether it is dealing with staff, management, government agents, veterinarians or suppliers, a Supervisor will have to make decisions that affect the Society. Having the ability to make hard decisions under pressure is crucial to success.
  • Speaking and Writing: Supervisors are required to have strong written and oral communication skills.

 Qualifications

 Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with EVTA and NSVMA or equivalent work experience

Animal welfare knowledge, donor and volunteer relations, special event experience, marketing and computer skills are necessary.

 Additional Information

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  Some travel may be occasionally required.
  • Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evening meetings.

Hours of Work

Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Elizabeth Murphy.  

 Please quote “Yarmouth Shelter Supervisor” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Yarmouth SPCA - Enforcement/Bylaw Officer Full Time

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full Time
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence on reserves, and throughout Yarmouth County you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Reserves and throughout Yarmouth and surrounding Counties
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations

are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Landsburg.  

Please quote “Yarmouth Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Yarmouth SPCA - Enforcement/Bylaw Officer Part Time

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part TIme and/or Casual On Call
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence on reserves, and throughout Yarmouth County you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services on First Nation Reserves and throughout Yarmouth and surrounding Counties
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations

are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Landsburg.  

Please quote “Yarmouth Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Pictou/Antigonish SPCA Animal Care Attendant & Receptionist

Location3504 Granton Abercrombie Rd, New Glasgow and 3067 Old Post Rd, Antigonish
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part Time 16-32 hours
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

A Shelter’s Animal Care Attendant is a key member of the Nova Scotia SPCA team. This individual participates in the day to day animal care and operational practices of an Animal Shelter making certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

This position requires travel between Pictou and Antigonish SPCA offices on a regular basis.  Applicant must have a clean driving record and comfortable travelling during the work day.

Responsibilities

Reception
• Answers multi-phone system, routing inquiries to the proper person and initiates messages for follow up;
• Provides outstanding customer service with a friendly can-do attitude;
• Performs data entry, filing, fills out forms
• Communicates to the public the principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia SPCA.
• Works directly with volunteers, oversees and provides support to volunteers assisting with front desk and administration tasks.
• Facilitates day to day cash management process.
• Assists with marketing, recruitment and retention of foster program volunteers.
• Assists with scheduling and coordination of appointments with local Veterinary Clinic for public Spay/Neuter assistance program.
• Ensures that adoptable pets are promptly posted in PetPoint and made available on the SPCA NS website with photos and write up.
• Keeps the shelter Facebook page accurate and up to date.

Assures all nutritional, housing, grooming and medical needs are met on a daily basis according to approved processes. Is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people. Provides humane handling and care for all shelter animals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
• Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel. Administers medications and assists Animal Care Technicians as required by restraining animals, grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
• Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
• Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behaviour history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and
Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
• Demonstrates animal control knowledge, including proper restraining techniques. Knowledge of animal behaviours, and basic obedience training methods.
• Ability to identify species, breeds, age and sex of animals.
• Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
• Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
• Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
• Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
• Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
• Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Some reception duties may also be required

Additional Information
• This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
• Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
• Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter.

 Please quote “Pictou /Antigonish” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Yarmouth SPCA Animal Care Attendant & Receptionist

Location298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part TIme
Salary 
To be negotiated, starting at $12/hr depending on experience

Job Description

A Shelter’s Animal Care Attendant is a key member of the Nova Scotia SPCA team. This individual participates in the day to day animal care and operational practices of an Animal Shelter making certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

Responsibilities

Reception
• Answers multi-phone system, routing inquiries to the proper person and initiates messages for follow up;
• Provides outstanding customer service with a friendly can-do attitude;
• Performs data entry, filing, fills out forms
• Communicates to the public the principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia SPCA.
• Works directly with volunteers, oversees and provides support to volunteers assisting with front desk and administration tasks.
• Facilitates day to day cash management process.
• Assists with marketing, recruitment and retention of foster program volunteers.
• Assists with scheduling and coordination of appointments with local Veterinary Clinic for public Spay/Neuter assistance program.
• Ensures that adoptable pets are promptly posted in PetPoint and made available on the SPCA NS website with photos and write up.
• Keeps the shelter Facebook page accurate and up to date.

Assures all nutritional, housing, grooming and medical needs are met on a daily basis according to approved processes. Is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people. Provides humane handling and care for all shelter animals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
• Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel. Administers medications and assists Animal Care Technicians as required by restraining animals, grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
• Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
• Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behaviour history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and
Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
• Demonstrates animal control knowledge, including proper restraining techniques. Knowledge of animal behaviours, and basic obedience training methods.
• Ability to identify species, breeds, age and sex of animals.
• Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
• Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
• Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
• Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
• Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
• Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Some reception duties may also be required

Additional Information
• This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
• Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
• Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter.

 Please quote “Yarmouth SPCA Animal Care & Reception” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton SPCA Animal Care Attendant

Location401 East Broadway
Sydney, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part Time 16+ hours
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

A Shelter’s Animal Care Attendant is a key member of the Nova Scotia SPCA team. This individual participates in the day to day animal care and operational practices of an Animal Shelter making certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

Responsibilities
Assures all nutritional, housing, grooming and medical needs are met on a daily basis according to approved processes. Is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people. Provides humane handling and care for all shelter animals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
• Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel. Administers medications and assists Animal Care Technicians as required by restraining animals, grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
• Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
• Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behaviour history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and
Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
• Demonstrates animal control knowledge, including proper restraining techniques. Knowledge of animal behaviours, and basic obedience training methods.
• Ability to identify species, breeds, age and sex of animals.
• Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
• Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
• Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
• Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
• Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
• Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Some reception duties may also be required

Additional Information
• This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
• Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
• Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter.

 Please quote “Cape Breton SPCA Animal Care Attendant ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Colchester SPCA Animal Care Attendant

Location408 Industrial Ave, Truro, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
Mid August
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part time
Salary 
$11.55/hr - $12/hr (depending on experience)

Job Description

A Shelter’s Animal Care Attendant is a key member of the Nova Scotia SPCA team. This individual participates in the day to day animal care and operational practices of an Animal Shelter making certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

Responsibilities
Assures all nutritional, housing, grooming and medical needs are met on a daily basis according to approved processes. Is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people. Provides humane handling and care for all shelter animals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
• Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel. Administers medications and assists Animal Care Technicians as required by restraining animals, grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
• Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
• Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behaviour history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and
Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.
• Demonstrates animal control knowledge, including proper restraining techniques. Knowledge of animal behaviours, and basic obedience training methods.
• Ability to identify species, breeds, age and sex of animals.
• Ability to identify signs of animal illnesses, diseases and injuries.
• Ability to identify different medications and methods of administration.
• Ability to perform sanitation procedures and general maintenance.
• Ability to perform the SPCA’s basic medical intake process and other duties as outlined in SPCA Manuals
• Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, volunteers and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.
• Employees must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

Some reception duties may also be required

Additional Information
• This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
• Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements
• Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
• Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
• Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter.

 Please quote “Colchester SPCA Animal Care Attendant ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Kings SPCA Shelter Supervisor Full Time

Location1285 County Home Rd, Watervile, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full Time
Salary 
$18 to $21/hr depending on experience

Job Description

The Primary duty of a Shelter Supervisor is to oversee a Shelter’s animal care operations to achieve the desired animal outcomes and on occasion to work with veterinarians carrying out any task as directed by the attending veterinarian.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Hospital & Animal Care Tasks

  • Examination Room assistance
  • Pre-Examination procedures including weighing the animal and recording the weight on the treatment records, taking the temperature of the animal, the medical history and the recent complaint.
  • Animal restraint, as necessary.
  • Animal injections and medical treatments.
  • Admission and Discharge procedures if necessary.
  • Surgical assistance.
  • Cleaning, packing and autoclave of all surgical instruments after use and maintaining proper inventory in surgery.
  • Taking and processing radiographs.
  • Assist receptionist when necessary and assume receptionist duties when receptionist is absent or the reception area is busy. This includes answering the phone.
  • Participate in Shelter’s animal care duties
  • Ensure all patients are comfortable, clean, dry and fed (if permitted).
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including, but not limited to, blood counts, urinalysis, blood glucose, fungal cultures and fecal examinations as ordered by attending veterinarian.
  • Check in-patients and report to attending veterinarian.
  • Administration of anesthetics and monitor patients during surgery and recovery.
  • Properly record treatment in treatment records writing legibly.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of medical supplies.
  • Ensure post-discharge instructions are provided to clients and telephone follow-up of patients within two days of discharge, unless otherwise directed by attending veterinarian.
  • Dental cleanings, procedures and prep.
  • Preparation of examination room.
  • Nutritional consultations.
  • Share on call and after-hour patient care responsibilities equally
  • Promote a positive and productive clinic culture at all times.
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times, with the goal of going above and beyond for every single client and patient, every single interaction.
  • Control drug-log accuracy, must be kept up to date, accountable for keeping it locked and access controlled.
  • Accurate billing for services, procedures and products.
  • Inventory management, stocking shelves, stock rotation and organization.
  • Accurate preparation of prescriptions and verifying that prescriptions that are filled by receptionist/assistant are accurate (initial prescription).
  • Other duties as required.

Shelter Operations

  • Review monthly animal care goals and results, identify and understand variances, and participate in corrective action plans.
  • Works directly with shelter veterinarians and staff to implement best practices in disease control and medication protocols.
  • Oversee that all shelter staff are properly trained in disease control cleaning protocols, proper administration of medicine and vaccines.
  • Oversee all pharmaceutical and animal care inventory control and purchasing to ensure proper controls and cost efficiencies.
  • Provide oversight of behavioral assessments of animals, as well as overseeing all euthanasia related decisions or performance of at the shelter.
  • This position supports provincial animal care initiatives and ensures that the shelter is collaborating and has the resources required to achieve the Society’s goals
  • Required to work directly with the public and local veterinarian clinics to ensure the success of our adoption program.
  • Work with Provincial leadership team on various initiatives including the continued enhancement of revenue streams that align with our mission and improve our ability to support a greater number of animals in need.
  • Understand the impact of financial and operational changes, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills on behalf of the animals, community, stakeholders and the Provincial leadership team.
  • Facilitates the preparation of shelter provincial reports.
  • Works directly with those responsible for maintaining the shelter volunteer and foster based programs to ensure proper training in disease control protocols and the administration of medicine.
  • Expand and increase live release rates through creative adoption strategies; supportive of solutions put forward by Nova Scotia’s No Kill Model and the Society’s strategic imperatives.
  • Understand and oversee operational compliance with current federal, provincial, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines that affect operations and budgets of non-profit organizations and animal shelters.
  • Ensure policy compliance operationally and accurate and transparent reporting of statistical animal care data.
  • Assist in developing and providing input into policies and procedures with approval and support from the CEO, Provincial Animal Care Director.

 

Required Skills

In addition to having the ability to travel and a valid Driver’s license, the following are some of the skills required of a Nova Scotia SPCA Sheler Supervisor.

  • Leadership Skills: Supervisors have to keep staff motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions. Good leadership qualities and administrative abilities are essential.
  • Time Management:  Supervisors work with multiple staff, managers and volunteers across the province, assist in crisis situations and perform reviews. Supervisors must to have the ability to create schedules, order supplies and write reports. Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure situations is essential.
  • Math and Budgeting: Supervisors are expected to keep and maintain budgets, and make sure Shelters are staying on budget. It is essential that the Animal Care Supervisor is good at computers and has extensive knowledge of marketing and sales.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Whether it is dealing with staff, management, government agents, veterinarians or suppliers, a Supervisor will have to make decisions that affect the Society. Having the ability to make hard decisions under pressure is crucial to success.
  • Speaking and Writing: Supervisors are required to have strong written and oral communication skills.

 Qualifications

 Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with EVTA and NSVMA or equivalent work experience

Animal welfare knowledge, donor and volunteer relations, special event experience, marketing and computer skills are necessary.

 Additional Information

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  Some travel may be occasionally required.
  • Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evening meetings.

Hours of Work

Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Elizabeth Murphy.  

 Please quote “Kings Shelter Supervisor” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Kings SPCA Enforcement/Bylaw Officer Part Time

Location1285 County Home Rd, Watervile, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Start Date
ASAP
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Part Time and Casual On Call
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence throughout Kings County you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Landsburg.  

 Please quote “Kings Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Kings SPCA Enforcement/Bylaw Officer Full Time

Location1285 County Home Rd, Watervile, NS
Number of Positions
1
Job Competition Closes When position is filled
Job Type
Full Time
Salary 
To be negotiated

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Provincial Inspector, you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Nova Scotia SPCA in maintaining a high level of public safety and animal welfare. Maintaining a presence throughout Kings County you’ll ensure consistent monitoring and enforcement compliance with all animal control aspects. You’ll also enforce dog bylaws through patrols, evidence gathering, inspections and the preparation of necessary documents.

In addition to enforcement duties, you’ll also focus on education and awareness through public interaction and work with community members towards voluntary compliance on cases that involve complex dynamics.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is compassionate and has a positive attitude. Most importantly, you’ll possess strong interpersonal skills and be savvy in dealing with conflict resolution.

FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Enforcement training from a recognized institution required
  • Courses in safe handling of dogs/handling of dangerous dogs.
  • Valid NS Class 5 Driver’s licence.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in local government by law enforcement combined with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply bylaws, and an understanding of the legal system and procedures involved with enforcement of bylaws pertaining to dog control.
  • Including a minimum of two (2) years dog control experience.

Knowledge and Qualifications/Skills required

  • The ability to respond to client/public inquiries and complaints and handle sensitive and confidential information in a trusted and responsible manner
  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, including evenings and weekends and be on call
  • Medically and physically fit to work in all weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc) as this position may require bending, lifting and transporting animals in need.
  • As your career progresses, you’ll also complete job-required courses related to role, as well as other specialized training including Animal Protection
  • Providing dog Bylaw and Community Safety awareness, education, and prevention to the community and public
  • Providing dog bylaw enforcement services
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent computer skills , statement writing and preparing court documents
  • Will require criminal records check and will require appointment from Department of Justice.
  • Candidates with previous experience in working with a First Nations are strongly encouraged to apply

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Jo-Anne Landsburg.  

 Please quote “Kings Animal Control Officer ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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