High School diploma or equivalent. Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Ability to obtain and maintain euthanasia technician license and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug (OBNDD) license. Selected applicant must pass a background investigation, psychological test, polygraph, physical examination and drug screen. To view entire job announcement, click on job title. To request an application, email
Animal Welfare Shelter - 3528 Jenkins Avenue
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday, hours may be flexible
Ensures proper care of animals in the kennel by feeding, cleaning and giving medical treatment as needed. Maintains sanitation and cleanliness of kennel area where animals are housed. Euthanizes animals by state approved method and disposes of carcasses by cremation. Performs general office work to include taking complaints by phone and assisting the public. Handles dangerous or large animals and impounds if necessary.
Assists Animal Welfare Officers in responding to emergency calls involving injured animals, animal bites and vicious animals. Apprehends vicious animals and assists injured animals as needed. Assists Animal Welfare Officers in responding to complaints from citizens and picks up loose, dead or unwanted animals. Properly identifies all impounded animals and ensures that accurate records are maintained. Operates firearm or tranquilizer gun to destroy or sedate dangerous or wild animals. Performs other related work as required.
Frequent exposure of work time to noise, fumes and odors.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Any experience which provides the required knowledge and skills.
Proper care and characteristics of animals including proper handling procedures. First Aid of animals.
Oral communications and written communications. Following oral and written instructions. Dealing with others firmly, tactfully and impartially. Working with sick or vicious animals. Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with distraught citizens.
License and/or Certification:
Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Ability to obtain and maintain euthanasia technician license and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug (OBNDD) License.
Mental & Physical:
Ability to work under stressful conditions including the euthanization and cremation of animals. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) materials, supplies, equipment, and animals frequently. Ability to lift heavy (50-100 lbs.) animals occasionally. Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing. Physical ability to run after/apprehend animals and strength to sustain control over wild animals is occasionally required. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Final candidates will undergo a background investigation. Selected applicant must pass a psychological test, polygraph, physical examination, and drug screen.