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Job ID: 163893

Kennel Assistant- Hourly
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2021
Title Kennel Assistant- Hourly
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Job Number 2012011

Kennel Assistant- Hourly

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

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Position Information


Elgin Campus Note: Feed & care for dogs/cats – weekend


AM and PM shifts Fri, Sat, Sun.



FLSA Status


Reports To

Supervisor – Coordinator Veterinary Technology Program

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

General Statement of Job

Provides clerical and administrative support to a departmental office or program.

Information for This Posting Only

Provide weekend care feeding, watering, walking, of animals on campus

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs office duties in support of faculty, staff, and/or student efforts, including word processing, data entry, maintaining files, processing mail, and duplication.

Gathers, compiles, and enters data, producing routine reports and documents.

Produces handouts, fliers, newsletters, brochures, manuals, and other documents.

Answers the telephone, routes calls, or takes messages; responds to and/or directs inquiries in person or on the telephone.

May input budget figures, prepares requisitions, logs and tracks expenditures, takes payments, or issues invoices or bills.

Maintains tracking systems and logs.

Operates office equipment such as copiers and fax machines.

Additional Job Specific Duties

The primary duties of this position will be to feed, exercise and clean the animal wards for the Veterinary Technology program at the Elgin Campus.


This is a weekend only position. There are two 4 hour shifts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Feeding dogs/cats using common household measurements.

Be able to read and follow directions to ensure proper feeding. Also must be able to follow written directions to ensure animals receive correct medications at appropriate times.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Maintaining an established work schedule.

Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills.

Effectively using organizational and planning skills.

Entering data, maintaining files, and performing other clerical duties.

Effective customer-orientation when working with a diverse population.

Need to have basic computer skills to enter notes on management software.

Technology Skills

Be able to use basic skills on computer – log on and enter data, respond to email for scheduling.

May also use and work with database.

Required Work Experience

As required.

Preferred Work Experience

Any previous experience with animal care will be helpful.

Required Education

As required.

Physical Requirements

Work is routinely performed in the Kennel area with barking dogs and potentially wet surfaces.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling and lifting.

Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.


Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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