Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Job Title:   ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN     One (1) position available
Announcement #:      2356                  


Location:   Public Works Department / Animal Welfare Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,024.00 bi-weekly
Closing Date:            5 pm April 22, 2013
Status:                        Full-time

Position Purpose

The Animal Care Technician performs technical work as part of the kennel operations of the Animal Welfare Division.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Keeps records documenting euthanasia, inventory and required reports. Knowledge of and skill in applying standard animal husbandry techniques and procedures specific to the assigned work area. Skill in the safe use of standard animal restraint equipment, laboratory equipment and supplies. Ability to work independently and accurately. Ability and willingness to conduct euthanasia procedures according to established protocol and guidelines to include record keeping of all medications used.  Ability and knowledge to handle wildlife and large animals. Ability to use specialized animal capture equipment. Conducts public speaking programs for the purpose of promoting responsible pet ownership.


Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others. Thorough knowledge of acceptable husbandry techniques and small animal/livestock behavior. Ability to communicate clearly and tactfully, orally and in writing. Skill in communicating with tack and diplomacy. Ability to interpret ordinances and explain provisions thereof. Ability to work with animals without fear. Willingness to work with sick and/or vicious animals. Rabies pre-exposure and hepatitis B vaccines.

 Requirement-Education & Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalency; at least (3) years experience as a kennel worker, veterinarian assistant or similar position working with animals. Possession of a valid driver’s license at date of hire. Possession of or ability to obtain a state animal euthanasia certificate within 6 months of hire.


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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.