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27 Apr 2022

Full-Time Animal Care Technician

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA – Posted by PHScareers San Mateo, California, United States

Job Description

Animal Care Technician

FLSA Status:             Full Time, Non-Exempt; Union

Salary:                        $20 – $23 per hour, depending on experience


Who We Are: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. It is our mission is to build healthy relationships between people and animals. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County. Our work means 6,300 lives saved each year.  To learn more about us, visit


Who You Are: A firm believer in humane care and kind treatment of animals. You have a variety of animal handling experience everywhere from cats, dogs, hamsters and more. Comfortable with labor intensive animal husbandry work and understands the process or need for humane euthanasia.

Essential Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned


  • Provide humane care for all animals in the Peninsula Humane Society’s care
  • Clean and disinfect all animal areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment
  • Feed and ensure water is available at all times for all animals
  • Unload, store and restock Animal Care Department supplies
  • Certified in Euthanasia within six months of employment in house
  • Perform euthanasia in accordance with the Peninsula Humane Society policies and California laws as needed
  • Perform owner present euthanasia as needed
  • Perform decapitations on select animals per the guidelines of the health department as needed
  • Perform proper disposal of deceased animals
  • Perform light maintenance and other janitorial duties
  • Assist in the training of new staff and volunteers
  • Provide assistance to other departments as assigned
  • Ensure a positive public image by enhancing the “behind the scenes” operation of the organization
  • Work to help improve the quality of life for animals



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs from ground to waist
  • Must also possess the ability to manage the emotional aspect of end-of-life services and humane euthanasia, and support staff in high-emotion circumstances
  • Upon hire, must pass a background check
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and able to show COVID Vaccination Card as proof of vaccination.
  • Must have a flexible schedule and the ability to work on weekends and/or holidays as needed


Excellent Benefits Package Available

  • Medical /Dental /Vision/Life/ Flex Spending
  • Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Retirement plan & employer matching


Available to all employees with pets:

  • Free vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, and two pet adoptions
  • Discounted euthanasia services/cremation, bloodwork, urinalysis, prescription food, and discounts at our retail stores.


For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at


The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


How to Apply

For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 17 days.

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