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Job Description

Assists Staff Veterinarian and maintenance of the Citrus County Animal Services Shelter Medicine program including functions associated with surgeries and procedures performed in the clinic.

 

The primary work schedule for this full-time position varies, one weekend day required.

 

Salary Disclosure:  Starting salary is $16.53 hourly; Pay Grade: 107
 
 Please review our Summary of Benefits under Supplemental Information below.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES

All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.  Emergency response duties may also include driving and/or operating a county vehicle or equipment and employees must obey all safety policies, and roadway rules and laws.

  • Performs daily health evaluation and scheduled treatments for shelter animals.
  • Assists Veterinarian with daily shelter veterinary rounds, assists in the care and treatment of animals in the foster program.
  • Coordinates the daily surgery and treatment schedule, performs all pre-surgical duties, and alerts veterinarian to any concerns.
  • Collects samples of ear cytology, fecal, DTMs, PCR, with a proficiency to read findings for those tests done in house.
  • Properly handles, stores and processes lab specimens (blood, urine, feces, tissue samples, etc.)
  • Order’s lab tests (fills out forms, calls lab for pick-up, etc.), and ensures results are provided timely to the clinic for the Veterinarian to evaluate.
  • Reviews medical disclosures for shelter animals with potential adopters, provides client education and recommendations for conditions requiring follow-up care.
  • Responds to post-adoption health inquiries, schedules post-adoption exams and treatment.
  • Calculates, administers, and records pre-anesthetic drugs. Completes controlled drug logs as appropriate.
  • Effectively communicates to staff, volunteers, and adopters with questions regarding veterinary care.
  • Induces and intubates all patients, as necessary.
  • Monitors anesthesia with a clear idea of abnormal conditions, as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to glove in sterilely and assist doctor with surgery when appropriate.
  • Responds appropriately during an emergency, takes directions from a Veterinarian and direct others during the event.
  • Maintains competency during CPR procedures.
  • Communicates effectively to staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Performs venipunctures and places IV catheters (canine & feline).
  • Administers sub-cutaneous and IV fluids.
  • Performs humane euthanasia of animals when warranted.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Upholds and engages in the progressive mission of Citrus County Animal Services.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a shelter, veterinary clinic, or similar environment, preferred.
  • Prior experience dealing with the public desirable.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registration, Skills

  • Valid Florida Driver License or must obtain within 30 days of establishing residency in Florida.
  • Requires ability to perform drug calculations and data entry.
  • Requires experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective, and humane manner including cats, large and possibly untrained dogs.
  • Ability to work after normal business hours (may include nights, weekends, and holidays).
  • Prior experience working in Pet Point preferred.
  • Must have sufficient physical strength and agility to handle or restrain large or potentially dangerous animals.
  • Requires ability to maintain courteous and effective relations with County staff, elected officials, community interest groups and the public.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of computers and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of Products (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
     Must have or be able to obtain within 90 days certification in FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses:
    • IS-100.c: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS); and
    • IS-700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System


Physical Requirements/Work Environment 

  • Requires walking and standing most of the time.
  • The job involves frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • The job requires frequent bending, squatting, crawling, kneeling, balancing, twisting, reaching above shoulders, and occasionally climbing.
  • Tasks may require frequent simple grasping, pushing, pulling, fine manual manipulation, and typing, and occasionally operating foot controls/levers.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, and depth perception.
  • The job may risk exposure to extreme noise.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Summary of Benefits: Citrus County Board of County Commissioners provides a comprehensive benefit package. Employees are eligible to participate in the County's insurance plans if they are working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a benefit-eligible position. Coverage will become effective the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period. For example, an employee hired on April 10, the effective date of coverage will be on June 1.


Medical Insurance- Base Plan (Carrier: Florida Blue)

  • Employee Premium is $0.00 with Tobacco Affidavit
  • Employee Premium is $50.00 monthly without Tobacco Affidavit
  • Dependent coverage is available with bi-weekly premiums

Employee Health & Wellness Center

  • Employee Premium is $0.00 when covered under Medical Insurance
  • Dependent coverage is $0.00 when covered under Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

  • Employee Premium is $0.00
  • Dependent coverage is available with bi-weekly premiums

Vision Insurance

  • Employee Premium is $5.66 monthly
  • Dependent coverage is available with monthly premiums

Florida Retirement System

  • Employee contributes 3% of gross salary per pay-period
  • Option to choose from Pension Plan or Investment Plan. Visit myFRS.com for more details

Other Benefits:

  • Basic Term Life and AD&D Insurance $20,000
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays - no waiting period
  • Vacation Leave - accrues each pay period
  • Sick Leave - accrues each pay period

Please note that the benefits may not apply to all constitutional offices; please refer to policies for specific information. The County's Personnel Policies, applicable Union Contracts and/or Certificate of Coverage provides detailed descriptions of all available employee benefit programs and stipulations.  To learn more about the County's benefit program, visit the Human Resources section on our website:  www.citrusbocc.com or click on the “Benefits” tab to view our “Employee Benefits Highlights” Handbook.

Basis of Rating:  Some positions may require a written and/or skills test. Applications will be carefully reviewed to assess each individuals’ qualifications. Selected persons will be interviewed to determine who will be hired for the job.  The kind and length of related work experience, training and education shown on the application will be an important consideration in the screening process.

Must successfully pass an employment reference check, criminal background check, physical examination check. Drug screens will be in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act and/or the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

Citrus County, Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.  

Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), marital status, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected trait.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the Citrus County, Florida Board of County Commissioners in advance to allow sufficient time to provide an accommodation.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.

Pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes or the “Public Records Law,” applications, resumes and personnel records are subject to public inspections. Details regarding the “Public Records Law”/ “The Sunshine Law” / Florida Statutes and the statutory exemptions are available on websites such as the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Florida Senate and Florida Legislature. Additionally, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Public Information section is located on our website.  

Company Overview

  • Website citrusbocc.com
  • Headquarters LECANTO, FL
  • Size 25 - 50
  • Founded 1887
  • Type
  • CEO HEIDI BLANCHETTE
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Business Services
  • About citrus county board of county commissioners
  • The official page for the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners.

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