VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME/BENEFITED)
Fremont Police Department - Animal Services
Fremont Animal Services is responsible to protect the public and animals in our City. The shelter provides compassionate and humane care to the animals brought to us; responsible ownership through licensing, adoptions, and spay/neuter. Our Field Services actively respond to reports of injured animals, and cases of neglect and cruelty.
The first review of applications is July 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
A completed resume and supplemental questionnaire (part of the online application) must be submitted to be considered for this opportunity.
To be considered for this employment opportunity, please complete an online application by visiting www.fremont.gov/cityjobs.
The Veterinary Technician must practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals. In addition, the successful candidate will:
· Perform a basic physical examination.
· Understand infectious disease.
· Communicate effectively with colleagues and the public.
· Perform functions required for pre- and post-surgical care including, but not limited to, sterility, operating an anesthesia machine, IV catheter placement, calculating drug and fluid dosages, operating an autoclave machine, preparing animals for surgery.
· Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled substances, record keeping, and drug logs.
· Maintain and create patient records, drug inventory, and written communication.
· Possess strong computer skills.
· Initiate and complete tasks, while working autonomously.
· Experience working in a veterinary or shelter environment providing humane animal handling and restraint techniques of healthy, ill, and unsocialized or feral animals
Any combination of education and/or experience which has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Education: Two (2) years of college preferably in veterinary science.
Experience: Two (2) years in interpretation and enforcement of laws or codes, preferably related to animal control work.
· A valid Class C California Driver’s License is required by the time of appointment and will be placed in a pull-notice program.
· Possession of a valid Registered Veterinary Technician license issued by the State of California (required by law within one year of employment is required).
· Willingness to respond to emergency animal services assignments during off-duty hours, and may be subject to a mandatory on-call rotation.
Compensation and Benefits
Hourly Rate – $25.55 to $31.04. Placement within the range will be made depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The following generous benefits are provided (pro-rated for 20 hours/week):
Medical – A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS.
Dental – Plans are offered through Delta Dental.
Vision – Plans are offered through VSP.
Health Benefit Allowance (HBA) – The City contributes up to $2,280 monthly towards health benefit premiums (medical, dental and vision). The monthly HBA amount is pro-rated for employees that work less than 40 hours/week.
Retirement – As defined by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and in the CalPERS retirement system:
· Classic Members will receive CalPERS retirement benefits under the 2% at age 60 plan.
· New Members will receive CalPERS retirement benefits under the 2% at age 62 plan.
· Voluntary Plan Options – The City offers two optional 457 plans for employee participation.
Income Protection – The City provides basic plan coverage for Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long Term Disability with additional coverage available for purchase by the employee.
Flexible Benefit Plan – Employees have the option to contribute tax-free income for medical premiums, healthcare reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement.
Commuter Benefits (Parking and Transportation) – Employees have the option to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for work-related commuting and parking expenses.
This position is represented by City of Fremont Employee Association (CFEA) bargaining unit.
A complete benefits summary can be viewed online.