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Kennel Assistant

Helping our veterans and rescuing dogs is our priority at K9s For Warriors, it has led to our success. As a result, we continue to grow, and we are searching for a Kennel Assistant.  K9s For Warriors is one of the largest veteran’s service dog organizations in the United States.

Basic Function

The Kennel Assistant supports the proper operation of the canine kennels, which includes the cleaning and maintenance of the kennel facilities, feeding and caring for the kenneled dogs and ensuring the overall safety of the kennel facilities and the dogs.

** Shifts may vary based on needs of the kennel, to include weekends, evenings and rotating days off.

 

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Cleaning the individual dog kennels and surrounding kennel facilities, to include pressure washing, scrubbing and disinfecting
  • Cleaning the dog bowls and toys
  • Bathing dogs
  • Laundering towels
  • Providing food and fresh water for the dogs
  • Walking the dogs between kennels and other areas of the organization’s facilities, while strictly adhering to all policies and procedures for handling the dogs
  • Lifting and stocking dog food and kennel supplies
  • Assisting the veterinary technician with securing the dogs during veterinary treatment
  • Removing and disposing of waste from dog waste stations and cleaning the stations
  • Monitoring medical and behavioral condition of dogs, notating the kennel cards/logs and notifying appropriate staff of concerns
  • Monitoring kennel facility for any hazards or safety concerns

 

Other Duties

  • Performing any other duties as assigned by supervisor or management
  • Maintaining good communication with kennel staff and management
  • Maintaining good working relationships with all kennel and organization employees

Qualifications

  • Minimum eighteen (18) years of age
  • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds individually
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends
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Physical Demands

Ability to exert a moderate to extensive amount of physical effort, including stooping, crouching, walking stairs, climbing and lifting fifty (50) pounds individually.

 

To succeed in this position, you should possess a strong work ethic, integrity and the ability to work in a goal-oriented team environment.

K9’s For Warriors provides competitive compensation, a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental benefits for yourself and your dependents. K9’s For Warriors pays in full; Life, STD, LTD for all employees, and a company match to our 401K plan. We offer PTO and Sick days as part of our total compensation package. We are an EEO employer. M/F/V/D

Job Type: Full-time and part-time positions available. Please specify which you are interested in. Part-time employees are not entitled to company benefits, PTO or Sick days.

 

 

Full time, 40 hours per week. Part time, 20 hours per week

Please submit resume and cover letter here

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K9 Trainer

Making a difference in mind, body, and spirit

Helping our veterans and rescuing dogs is our priority at K9s For Warriors, it has led to our success. As a result, we continue to grow, and we are searching for K9 Trainers with at least 1 years of dog training experience. If your experience and background consists of service dog training and maintenance, we especially want to hear from you. K9s For Warriors is one of the largest veteran’s service dog organizations in the United States.

We have immediate openings for K9 Trainers who will be responsible for maintaining the canines that are assigned to them for their training. Our candidates will be detail oriented and will need to be able to maintain each canine’s medical, training and evaluation records as per our policies and procedures. You will also be responsible for training dogs through several different phases which will include, obedience and public access to more advanced tasks based on our protocols and standard operating procedures.

Our candidate will also need excellent communication skills to answer training questions and resolve issues with our veterans and their service dogs. A common knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word is required as is good written and oral communication skills. Our trainers are also responsible for assisting in the care and health of our dogs which consists of feeding, breaking, and or providing medications when needed.

To succeed in this position, you should possess a strong work ethic, integrity and the ability to work in a goal oriented team environment.

K9’s For Warriors provides competitive compensation, a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental benefits for yourself and your dependents. K9’s For Warriors pays in full; Life, STD, LTD for all employees, and a company match to our 401K plan. We offer PTO and Holiday pay as part of our total compensation package. We are an EEO employer. M/F/V/D

Job Type: Full-time

 

Full time, 40 hours per week

Please submit resume and cover letter here

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Property Maintenance Specialist

Help Give a New “Leash" on Life to Rescue Dogs and American Heroes

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war, such as Post-Traumatic Stress. Our unique, in-house program helps change the lives of American heroes by pairing them with a battle buddy, who was likely a rescue dog, and then teaching him or her to utilize that dog to mitigate the symptoms of their wounds. In order to continue the great work, we are doing, we are in need of an experienced Property Maintenance Specialist to join our amazing team.

A successful candidate for this position will possess the following skills:

  • Perform minor and major maintenance of all buildings and equipment, unless out of scope of employee licensure or experience.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on building(s) and equipment:

o   Replacing filters
o   Maintaining HVAC systems
o   Repair leaks
o   Painting walls/ceilings
o   Diagnosing problems
o   Inspects belts
o   Checks fluid levels
o   Repairs or replaces broken parts

Maintain landscaping and landscaping equipment

o   Mix and spray/spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees.
o   Mow and edge lawns using power mowers, tractors, and edgers/trimmers.
o   Replace decorative landscaping (i.e. flowers) as needed, apply mulch for protection
o   Gather and remove litter from property
o   Install rock, cement, lighting, water, and furniture
o   Maintain sprinkler system and fountain systems
o   Diagnoses mechanical failures and repairs tractors and maintenance equipment according to manuals, factory specifications, knowledges of engines, and use of tools.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. 

 

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED WORK HOURS

  • Hours of Work 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; some weekend and events as required. 
     

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associate’s Degree in related field
  • Vocational school certification in related field
  • Small engine repair
  • Tractor repair
  • Solar array maintenance
  • Pool, pump, and irrigation maintenance

 

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE

  • Valid driver license required.

K9s For Warriors provides competitive compensation, and a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a flexible spending account, PTO, 401k, and supplemental benefits for self and dependents.

K9s For Warriors is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of K9s For Warriors that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

 

 

Full time, 40 hours per week. Weekend duty when required.

Please submit resume and cover letter here

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