Careers at ACC

At ACC, our strength is our staff. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities, from entry to supervisory levels. We take great pride in hiring qualified applicants for the very important jobs available at ACC. Listed below are Job Opportunities currently available. Please click on the Job Title to see the Descriptions and Qualifications.

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Animal Care Centers of NYC
Attn: Human Resources
11 Park Place, Suite 805
New York, NY 10007
Fax: 212.341.3039
E-mail: hr@nycacc.org


Job Opportunities

Animal Care Officer - Animal Care (Manhattan & Staten Island Animal Care Centers)

Definition: Under the direction of the Supervisors and Manager, the Animal Care Officer provides a high standard of animal care to ensure the welfare of animals at the ACC Care Centers. Creates a healthy environment for all animals by monitoring their behavior, maintaining the cleanliness of kennels, and providing exercise and socialization.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a  high standard of animal care and welfare, which includes providing scheduled feedings, clean water at all times, proper bedding and enrichment toys.
  • Properly clean and sanitize kennels, wards, cages, equipment and areas of shelter as assigned, according to ACC policy and procedure. Bathe or clean animals immediately if they become soiled.
  • Exercise and socialize with animals on a regular basis while abiding to ACC’s dog walking program.
  • Observe and document unusual behavior, signs of illness and any injury of an animal on a daily basis. Communicate vital information to medical, behavior, adoptions and New Hope departments as needed.
  • Restrain, confine, handle animals, including those which are ill, injured, quarantined, and aggressive.
  • As directed by medical staff or supervisor, provide pre-surgery care and preparation to animals.
  • Conduct Lost and Found tours with members of the public.
  • Be knowledgeable and conversational on ACC policies and common animal welfare practices.
  • Provide excellent customer service to individuals utilizing ACC services.
  • Work cooperatively with ACC volunteers and partners.
  • Process animal intakes as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum one year of animal care experience.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Love of animals and ability to interact with them in a calm, non-threatening manner.
  • Reliability, high level of integrity and punctuality are essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team environment and follow directions.

Work Environment: Ability to work in an animal care facility where euthanasia is performed. Ability to remain calm and assertive in stressful situations. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the environment can be very loud.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Reports to: Supervisors and Manager.

Overtime: This is a union position and is eligible for overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

Apply for this position.

Animal Care Supervisor - Staten Island Animal Care Center

Definition:
This is a mid-level managerial position responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Animal Care Department, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures specifically with regard to animal care and housing. 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily supervision of Animal Care Department staff, as well as volunteers assigned to the Animal Care Department.
  • Ensure that Animal Care Department has adequate supplies and inventory required to provide animal care and housing.
  • Responsible for the generation and review of all appropriate Animal Care Department reports and addressing issues identified.
  • Manage Animal Care Department animal population daily.
  • Conduct regular rounds of Animal Care Department to ensure appropriate care of animal population and responsiveness of staff to animal needs and assigned tasks.
  • Generate the At Risk list to New Hope partners as assigned by Care Center Manager.
  • Develop and maintain efficient and accurate Animal Care Department Staff daily work schedules, overtime, leave requests, time and attendance reports.
  • Review and complete Animal Care Department payroll records.
  • Establish, monitor and measure staff performance goals and provide performance evaluations to Animal Care Department Staff.
  • Participate in Animal Care staff hiring, evaluations and disciplinary action in cooperation with Care Center Manager and Human Resources.
  • Plan, conduct, document and reinforce staff training related to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Work cooperatively with Care Center Management and Executive Team on effective daily operation of Care Centers.
  • In absence of Care Center Manager, assume all operational responsibilities in managing the Animal Care Center.
  • Other duties as assigned by Care Center Manager or Executive Management.

Skills and Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid and current NY State Driver's License in good standing
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Basic familiarity with computers, MS Word and MS Outlook
  • True love of animals and ability to interact with them in a calm, non-threatening manner
  • Demonstrated reliability, high level of integrity and leadership
  • Willingness to pursue growth and learning
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in team environment
  • Knowledge of dog and cat breeds, their body language and their temperament
  • Knowledge of animal shelter policies and procedures
  • Must be willing to travel within the five boroughs to any of our 5 locations

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee must have the ability to work in an animal care facility where euthanasia is performed.  Also, the employee must have the ability to remain calm and assertive in stressful situations. The noise level in the environment can be very loud. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals. This position is required to frequently drive between facilities. 

Reports To:  Care Center Manager

Overtime:  This position is exempt from overtime.

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Animal Care Technician - Manhattan & Brooklyn Care Center

DEFINITION: Under the direction of a veterinarian, assist in the provision of basic care for animals in the shelter through direct assistance with examinations and documentation of medical findings and treatments. Facilitates accurate and timely data entry, including photographic documentation as needed. Restrains and otherwise assists veterinarians and veterinary technicians and assistants with examinations.  Bathes and grooms animals, provides basic husbandry and direct assistance as otherwise directed. Ensures basic maintenance tasks are performed in a timely fashion to ensure the smooth functioning of the department.

This position is based within the medical department at a specific ACC location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle and restrain animals
  • Assist in feeding and other basic husbandry care of animals
  • Clean medical areas, kennels and cages as needed
  • Maintain handling and restraint equipment
  • Accurately document medical exam findings, vaccinations, and treatments in Chameleon medical records
  • Medicate animals orally and/or topically
  • Assist in stocking and maintenance of adequate inventory
  • Assist with humane euthanasia
  • Facilitate transfer of animals from intake areas through medical and into appropriate housing
  • Work cooperatively with ACC volunteers and partners
  • Other duties as assigned by the medical supervisor or veterinarian

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum 6 months previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter setting
  • High school diploma or GED. Some college preferred but not required
  • Good written and oral communication skills and basic computer skills, including a basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Dependable, reliable, and efficient
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), odors and airborne particles, including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  The noise level in the environment is very loud.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Examination, restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and assisting with euthanasia is a specific job task for this position.

REPORTS TO:  Medical supervisor

OVERTIME: This position is eligible for overtime.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Apply for this position.

Animal Control Officer

Definition: Under the supervision of the Field Supervisor, provide animal control and rescue through field assignments. Respond to calls in field, drive vehicle safely throughout five boroughs or other areas transporting and impounding animals, and educate public on animal related issues as part of field call.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive vehicle in a safe manner
  • Handle various species of animals humanely
  • Respond to field calls/transport requests in order of priority
  • Clean/disinfect vehicles, cages, equipment
  • Conduct intake of animals in shelter computer system
  • Communicate ACC policies/procedures to public and other agencies
  • Complete necessary written reports concisely and in a timely manner
  • Initiate animal cruelty investigations, as needed
  • Respond to disaster related calls
  • Work cooperatively with ACC volunteers and partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Possess and maintain a valid NYS Drivers License in good standing
  • Good verbal/written communication skills and basic computer skills
  • High School diploma
  • One year of satisfactory work experience handling animals and/or driving in a metropolitan area
  • Ability to use GPS, read maps, prioritize field calls
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Must be able to capture and restrain animals ranging in weight greater than 100 lbs
  • Must be able to handle animals of various species, including but not limited to reptiles, birds, rabbits, and primates
  • Must be able to work on-call after hours

Work Environment: Majority of hours will be spent alone in vehicle driving and in the field responding calmly to calls from the public and diffusing emotional and stressful situations. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the environment can be very loud. Must be able to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds and capture and restrain animals ranging in weight greater than 100 pounds.

Reports to: Field Supervisor.

Overtime: This is a union position and is eligible for overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Apply for this position.

Animal Cruelty Field Supervisor

Definition: This is a mid-level managerial position responsible for the supervision and oversight of Animal Cruelty Cases and Field Operations, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures, specifically with regard to animal cruelty and field services. 

Examples of Duties and responsibilites:

  • Responsible for overseeing all animal cruelty cases.
  • Act as liaison and responsible for all internal and external communications between ASPCA, NYPD and other outside organizations.
  • Review and assess all animal caseload to determine if cruelty.
  • Provides daily supervision of the Field Services staff.
  • Ensures that field staff has adequate supplies and inventory required to operate in the field.
  • Develop and maintain efficient and accurate field staff daily work schedules, overtime, leave requests, time and attendance reports.
  • Review and complete Field Staff payroll records.
  • Establish, monitor and measure staff performance goals and provide performance evaluations to Field Staff.
  • Participate in Field Staff hiring, evaluations and disciplinary action in cooperation with Field Manager and Human Resources.
  • Work cooperatively with Field Manager on effective daily operations of Field Services.
  • Perform administrative tasks as relevant to duties.
  • In absence of Field Manager, assume all operational responsibilities in managing Animal Cruelty and Field Services.
  • Responsible for being available on call when assigned by Field Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

  • High School diploma/GED, College Degree preferred
  • Law Enforcement experience preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant supervisory experience
  • Valid and current NY State Driver's License in good standing
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Basic familiarity with computers, MS Office Suite
  • Animal Welfare experience mandatory with a proven record of dedicated care in the field of humane work
  • Must have ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve and improvise as need to complete tasks
  • Demonstrated reliability, high level of integrity and leadership
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in team environment
  • Must be willing to rotate shifts, holidays and at least one weekend shift.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of dog and cat breeds, their body language and their temperament
  • Must be willing to travel within the five boroughs and to all Care Centers

Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee must have the ability to work in an animal care facility where euthanasia is performed.  Also, the employee must have the ability to remain calm and assertive in stressful situations. The noise level in the environment can be very loud. The employee may be exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  Field work may require exposure to hoarding locations, aggressive animals, and zoonotic diseases.

Reports To: Field Manager

Overtime:  This position is exempt from overtime.

Apply for this position.

Community Cat Program Assistant

Definition: This is a part time position focused on executing the field work components of an active TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and RTF (Return to Field) program. The position includes hands on work with community cats with varying levels of socialization as well as grassroots community education.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in TNR projects including setting and baiting traps and ongoing monitoring of locations.
  • Transports cats from sites to shelter upon trapping and back to sites after surgery.
  • Assess locations for safe and sustainable conditions.
  • Clean and maintain humane cat traps, cat dens, transfer cages, and other humane handling tools.
  • Maintain impeccable record keeping to ensure cats are returned to their correct, original locations.
  • Ensure cats being held in the care center scheduled to participate in the program are appropriately marked.
  • Work collaboratively with the Animal Care Department to ensure best practices with regards to humane handling and stress limiting housing of cats while in our care.
  • Flyer and distribute advisory materials in affected areas.
  • Participate in grassroots community outreach to educate NYC citizens on the project as well as the benefits and goals of TNR/RTF generally.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • College degree preferred, High School diploma required.
  • Ability to engage in impromptu and open dialogue with people of varied backgrounds, awareness of animal welfare practices, and attitude toward cats.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with animals in a shelter preferred.
  • Cat-centric and TNR certified, a plus.
  • Must possess excellent customer service, people and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to communication well both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Animal computer software experience preferred.
  • Reliability, high level of integrity, professionalism and punctuality.
  • Valid and current driver’s license and ability to drive a cargo van in NYC.

Work Environment: Position requires local travel amongst ACC location in five boroughs. Candidate must have ability to work in an animal facility where euthanasia is performed and the ability to release animals outdoors. Ability to remain calm, assertive, and professional in stressful situations is required.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the environment can be very loud.

Reports to: Community Cats Program Coordinator

Overtime: This is a non-union position and is eligible for overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

Apply for this position.

Corporate Volunteer Engagement Intern

Objective
To build and maintain ACC’s network of corporate partners by organizing volunteer projects at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center.

Responsibilities

  • Responding to email inquiries from corporate groups expressing an interest in volunteering by briefly introducing ACC’s corporate volunteer initiative.  
  • Setting up conference calls with groups interested in pursuing volunteer projects and reviewing the specifics of what ACC’s projects entail.
  • Scheduling, organizing, and executing volunteer projects accordingly.
  • Providing follow up thank you emails and  including donor related material.
  • Tracking volunteer engagement by utilizing Volgistics and Excel softwares.
  • Answering general volunteer inquires sent to the volunteer inbox and properly communicating ACC’s volunteer process.
  • Posting pet web bios written by volunteers to ACC’s website.

Requirements

  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good public speaking skills and willingness to work with groups of people. 
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a team as well as work on independent projects
  • Demonstrated reliability and ability to complete tasks
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including the Internet and Microsoft Office programs preferred
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Dedication to the ACC mission, and a genuine love of animals.

Training Requirements
Supervised on-the-job training with Volunteer Manager.

Educational Requirements
Should be seeking a degree in: Public Administration, Business, Non-profit Management, Communications, or related field. 

Dress Code - Business Casual

Supervisor -Volunteer Manager

Location - Manhattan Animal Care Center and Headquarters Office

Time Commitment - Minimum of 15 hours per week.

Enrichment Facilitator – Manhattan & Brooklyn Animal Care Centers

Definition: Provide behavioral enrichment to the animals in Animal Care Centers of New York City’s (ACC) care; including exercise, behavioral enrichment, and basic training; to provide mental stimulation promoting health and well being.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Enrichment and Staff Training Supervisor to maintain and support programs that provide behavioral enrichment, exercise and care for the animals at ACC.  Exercise animals at our care centers through walking, play and with the use of toys.
  • Implement enrichment plans for animals at the care centers as designated by the Enrichment and Staff Training Supervisor.
  • Provide toys, bedding, and other enrichment supplies for animals, as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with enrichment plans, teach basic manners during exercise and in the kennel as appropriate.
  • Work with the behavior staff, animal care staff, and volunteers to identify particular animals that are shy, have been with ACC for a long time and/or need special attention to implement a plan for their care.
  • Work with Enrichment and Staff Training Supervisor and Enrichment Coordinator to create and implement an individualize enrichment plan for priority animals.
  • Work with Canine Behavior Assessors and Assistants to coordinate walking of dogs prior to their assessments.
  • Keep accurate written records to identify what was done each day for each animal and to monitor the plan. Update records and observation logs as new information becomes available. Communicate findings with the Enrichment and Staff Training Supervisor.
  • Write and monitor bios for animals to assist with educating the staff, volunteers and public about the animals, as needed
  • Clean up after animals. This includes picking up after the dog during a walk and spot cleaning of kennels as needed.
  • Work with all ACC staff to identify medical, care, and placement needs for the animals. This includes medical, grooming, and behavioral issues identified while providing enrichment.
  • Work with volunteers to help train and assist.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Must have a genuine love and respect for animals.
  • Must be able to handle all types and breeds of cats and dogs with varying behaviors and energy levels, including those showing fearful and aggressive behaviors.
  • Must  have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with animals and dog behavior a plus but must be willing to learn
  • Position requires an individual who is able to physically walk distances.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Work Environment: Must be able to work in an animal shelter with a positive and motivational attitude. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is very loud. Must be able to lift and move up to 75 pounds.

Reports to: Enrichment and Staff Training Supervisor

Overtime: This position is not exempt from overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

Apply for this position.

Licensed Veterinary Technician - (Manhattan & Brooklyn Animal Care Centers)

Definition: Under the direction of a veterinarian, assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Administers medications, assists with surgery, performs basic laboratory tests, performs euthanasia. Works well independently but as part of a team to ensure timely, quality medical care for all animals in the shelter.

This position is based within the medical department at a specific ACC location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handle, restrain and triage all animals entering shelter.
  • Medicate orally, SQ and IM as directed by the staff veterinarian.
  • Prepare animals for and assist in surgery.
  • Administration and monitoring of anesthesia.
  • Collect appropriate samples and perform basic laboratory tests, including decapitation for rabies testing.
  • Implantation of microchips.
  • Take and develop radiographs.
  • Perform Euthanasia.
  • Properly record all drug activity, DEA logs, and statistics, as required by law and ACC policy.
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including computer data entry.
  • Assist in the documentation of cruelty cases.
  • Assist in performance of necropsy, as needed.
  • Cleaning of medical areas, kennels and cages as needed.
  • Maintain medical equipment.
  • Aging, sexing, and accurate breed identification.
  • Other job duties as assigned by the lead veterinary technician or veterinarian.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Associates or bachelor's degree in veterinary technology, or foreign equivalent recognized by NYS.
  • Licensure in NYS to practice veterinary technology.
  • Previous experience working in shelters preferred but not required.
  • Eligibility for and willingness to apply for euthanasia technician certification.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Dependable, reliable, and efficient.
  • Must have NYS driver's license.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment: The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), and odors. Examination, restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and assisting with euthanasia is a specific job task for this position.

Reports to: Staff Veterinarian and Lead Veterinary Technician.

Overtime: This position is eligible for overtime.

Salary Negotiable: Full-time, exempt, competitive salary, plus benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, sick leave, annual leave, professional association dues and 401K.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

Apply for this position.

Medical Director

Definition: Executive level position responsible for providing leadership and direction for the efficient and smooth provision of medical and surgical care and maintenance of health for all animals cared for by ACC. Knowledgeable of best practices and standards for veterinary care in shelters. Manages medical inventory and budget, including oversight and authorization for purchasing of supplies, equipment, and medications. Supervises medical staff within the department.  Develops treatment protocols and written policies/ guidelines for medical and surgical care, including timely and appropriate attention to emergency cases. Ensures quality programming  that is in accordance with ACC’s mission, goals and management.  Maintains compliance with relevant laws.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as AC&C’s chief veterinarian, responsible for general oversight of all veterinary medical and surgical functions.
  • Responsible for creating and ensuring compliance with guidelines and policy and procedures to maintain the general health of the population of animals within all of the facilities.
  • Provide oversight to veterinary team regarding veterinary care and decisions.
  • Monitors and implements procedures and programs to reduce the rate of infectious diseases throughout the building.
  • Provides medical care, written reports and expert witness testimony in court for animal cruelty cases and other medical cases. Ensures appropriate training and adherence to policy regarding handling and documentation of cruelty cases by all medical staff and advises on referral of cases to law enforcement.
  • Manages a team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and support staff to ensure programmatic needs are identified and addressed. Responsible for hiring, firing, coaching, and performance evaluations as well as development of necessary training programs.
  • Responsible for scheduling and ensuring that medical needs are covered at all times. Act as a staff veterinarian when needed to perform exams, surgery, necropsy evaluations, treatments, on-call decision making, euthanasia decisions, and other duties as needed.
  • Ensures organizational licensure is met and act as the licensing veterinarian for certain facilities.
  • Oversees medical budget and ordering. Monitors inventory  for supplies, equipment, and medications. Ensures equipment is regularly maintained, serviced when needed, and is working to the highest standard.
  • Ensures thorough record keeping and maintains quality control, including complete, accurate and up-to-date medical records, drug logs, statistics, etc.
  • Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies when scheduled and during closures.
  • Directs and monitors all aspects of humane euthanasia. Ensures all personnel are certified and appropriately trained. Responds to specific problems and requests directed from the public, staff, and partner groups, adopters relating to medical/surgical care or health problems. Work with DOH to assist with bite protocols and release.
  • Work with the Director of Operations and Placement Manager to provide oversight and develop policies and protocols for operational issues such as feeding, housing, handling, cleaning, and general care. Provide guidance and support for policy development and individual case decision making for placement of animals including adoption, transfer, foster care, and euthanasia.
  • Act as the liaison and case manager for ACC to outside veterinary services i.e. spay/neuter, and other collaborations. Provides programs, presentations, training to staff and community as needed.  Represents the organization at outreach events and on committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Skills and Requirements

  • Must have a current DVM, VMD or equivalent license
  • Minimum of five years clinical shelter experience or advanced training in shelter medicine, including experience managing and supervising staff; previous management experience in an animal shelter setting preferred
  • Excellent clinical skills including extensive experience with population management, epidemiology, infectious diseases, and animal abuse
  • Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts and devise solutions and plans
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Dependable, reliable, professional, and efficient

Work Environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is very loud. Frequent driving between facilities is required as well as consistent availability after-hours, on weekends, and holidays.

Reports To: Executive Director

Overtime: This position is exempt from overtime.

Placement Driver

Definition: The Placement Driver will work with various animal placement programs to maximize the number of animals being transported to and from fosters and New Hope (rescue) partners, and on occasion, adopters.  This will also include transports between Animal Care Centers of NYC  (ACC) facilities, and will be done in coordination with field operations.  Transports will generally be within the five boroughs of New York City.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to safely and humanely handle animals.
  • Drive vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Work with adoption, foster and New Hope program staff to schedule and coordinate transport of animals.
  • Clean and disinfect vehicle, cages, and equipment.
  • As needed, drive Mobile Adoption Center (26 ft. vehicle) to off-site adoption events
  • Communicate ACC policies and procedures to public and other organizations.
  • Complete necessary written reports concisely and in a timely manner.
  • Work cooperatively with ACC volunteers and partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Possess and maintain a valid NYS Drivers License in good standing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High School Diploma.
  • One year of satisfactory work experience handling animals and/or driving in a metropolitan area.
  • Ability to use GPS, read maps, and prioritize requests.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Work Environment: Majority of hours will be spent alone in vehicle driving.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals.  The noise level in the environment can be very loud.  Must be able to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds.

Reports to: Senior Manager, Programs

Overtime: This position is eligible for overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Apply for this position.

Veterinarian

Definition: Provide leadership and direction for the medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Responsible for the day to day health of animals in the shelter. Triage and stabilize ill and injured animals (including on-call as needed), diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, anesthetize animals as needed, and perform surgery. Recognition and documentation of animal cruelty, including expert witness testimony. Must be willing to work with a wide variety of species, focusing on cats and dogs. Advise on placement and euthanasia decisions. Work with the medical director to ensure health of the population, oversight and training of medical staff (veterinary technicians and assistants).

This position is based within the medical department at a specific ACC location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Disease identification and surveillance, including daily rounds
  • Triage and examination of a variety of species
  • Efficiently stabilize and manage a variety of trauma cases, including vehicular traumas, high-rise traumas, etc
  • Recognize, manage and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, with a particular focus on infectious diseases
  • Direct veterinary technicians and assistants in the daily performance of their duties
  • Oversee controlled substances use and logging with the assistance of the medical clerk (where applicable)
  • Administration and monitoring of anesthesia
  • Performance of routine surgery, focusing on high-volume high-quality spay/neuter
  • Collect appropriate samples and perform and/or request appropriate laboratory tests, including decapitation for rabies testing
  • Interpretation of laboratory data and radiographs
  • Assist in placement and euthanasia decisions
  • Properly record all drug activity, DEA logs, and statistics, as required by law and ACC policy
  • Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including computer data entry
  • Recognition and documentation of cruelty cases, including preparation of veterinary statements and expert witness testimony
  • Necropsy examinations of deceased animals
  • Work with the medical director to ensure compliance with relevant state law and city code
  • Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree.
  • Licensure in NYS to practice veterinary medicine.
  • Previous clinical experience, particularly in shelters, preferred but not required.
  • Strong surgical and diagnostic skills
  • Interest in and understanding of shelter medicine, epidemiology, and herd health.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Dependable, reliable, and efficient.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver's license.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, stand for prolonged periods of time, and perform multiple surgeries on a daily basis.

Work Environment: The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), and odors.

Medical and surgical care in a high volume setting is physically and emotionally demanding.

Euthanasia is performed in the facility and euthanasia decisions are a specific job task

Reports to: Medical Director.

Overtime: This position is exempt from overtime.

Salary Negotiable: Full-time, exempt, competitive salary, plus benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, sick leave, annual leave, professional association dues and 401K.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

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Veterinary Assistant - Manhattan Animal Care Center

Definition: Under the direction of a veterinarian, assists in the provisions of basic care for animals in the shelter by providing support to the licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Performs initial screening examinations, documents medical findings, and administer a variety of medical treatment. Facilitates accurate and timely data entry, including photographic documentation as needed. Administers topical and oral medications, bathe and groom animals, and provide direct assistance to veterinary medical staff as otherwise directed. Ensures basic maintenance tasks are performed in a timely fashion to ensure smooth functioning of the department.

This position is based within the medical department at a specific AC&C location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial screening examinations of animals arriving at the Care Centers and identify animals requiring further veterinary attention
  • Administer oral and topical medications
  • Implant microchips
  • Assist in feeding and other basic husbandry care of animals
  • Clean medical areas, kennels and cages as needed
  • Perform humane euthanasia
  • Maintain handling and restraint equipment
  • Accurately document medical exam findings, vaccinations, and treatment in Chameleon medical records
  • Assist in stocking and maintenance of adequate inventory
  • Facilitate transfer of animals from intake areas through medical and into appropriate housing
  • Work cooperatively with AC&C volunteers and partners
  • Other duties as assigned by the medical supervisor

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum 12 months previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter setting
  • High school diploma or GED. Some college preferred but not required
  • Eligibility for and willingness to apply for certification as a euthanasia technician
  • Good written and oral communication skills and basic computer skills, including a basic understanding of medical terminology
  • Dependable, reliable, and efficient
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time

Work Environment:

The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), odors and airborne particles, including animal fur and toxic chemicals. The noise level in the environment is very loud. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Examination, restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and performing euthanasia is a specific job task for this position.

Reports To: Medical supervisor

Overtime: This position is eligible for overtime.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

Animal Care & Control of New York City is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

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