Who We Are

We are the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state providing care for more than 43,000 homeless and companion animals each year.

Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact greg@la-spca.org.

 

IT Support Specialist

As an IT Support Specialist, you will be responsible for setting up, installing, and troubleshooting technology and software. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Formatting and setting up desktop and laptop computers
  • Setting up user accounts
  • Working closely with staff to offer training, solutions, and troubleshooting
  • Upgrading, servicing, and maintaining all hardware and software
  • Configuring, testing, and troubleshooting network and wireless issues
  • Managing the organization's smartphones, notebooks, tablets and peripheral equipment as well security cameras, DVRs and credit card machines

Essential Functions:

  • Position requires on-call status (nights and weekends)
  • Position is considered "essential personnel" during emergency status
  • Keep a report of events including tech support callouts, including the problem and resolution
  • Document existing computer and network systems, register software, update as needed
  • Develop a computer system maintenance and development plan and budget
  • Coordinate external support providers doing maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Review external support provision to costs and maximize efficiency
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and Louisiana SPCA information
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED, some college preferred
  • IT experience a must, preferably 2 to 3 years, must provide references
  • Familiarity with most or all of our major software programs:
    • Windows 10
    • Microsoft Office
    • Sales Force
    • LabTech
    • ESRI
    • Blackbaud (Raisers Edge and Financial Edge)

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Ability to articulate symptoms of technical problems, and the desired result
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Awareness of own IT limitations and willingness to call in external help when required
  • Physical and mental flexibility a must

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals

To apply: Complete online application.

Humane Law Officer

The Louisiana SPCA is seeking a Humane Law Enforcement Officer. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer performs investigations into complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals and enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and giving courtroom testimony. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer humanely captures stray and sick/injured domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife; educates the public to be humane pet owners, and promotes and supports the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties Include:

  • Investigate complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals
  • Remain current on local and state laws
  • Enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances, and testify in municipal, civil, and criminal court systems
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and government departments
  • Heavy lifting and the use of animal capture equipment
  • Prepare written inventory records on each animal entering the shelter
  • Prepare accurate and neat reports of all daily activity including, but not limited to daily route reports, field reports, animal violation reports, facility inspections and bite case reports
  • Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Perform duties in all types of weather conditions and environments
  • Perform dispatch duties

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year professional animal handling experience
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license
  • Must be 23 years of age or older

To apply: Complete online application.

Adoption Counselor

The Adoption Counselor assists clients regarding adoption. Ensures positive experiences and adoption matches are taking place. Educates clients regarding spay/neuter and general animal maintenance. Supports teamwork and possesses an optimistic attitude by being cooperative, flexible, and helpful with all departments.

  • Match each adoptable animal to a suitable home
  • Ability to stay mobile and hold constructive but sometimes lengthy discussions with clients regarding adoptable animals
  • Counsel a possible adopter on choosing the appropriate animal for their household
  • Handle adoption animals for potential adopters both indoors and outdoors
  • Complete specific daily duties stated on the adoption task checklist
  • Knowledgeable about additional programs pertaining to adoptions such as second chance and breed request programs
  • Familiar and comfortable with discussing certain medical conditions such as heartworms and dental disease
  • Input completed adoption questionnaires and all important information into Pet Point
  • Balance funds related to adoptions and donations at the end of each work day and ensure that all deposits are placed in the appropriate area
  • Remain aware of any alarming behavior from adoptable animals for the safety of other staff members and clients
  • Work closely and respectfully with volunteer base

High school diploma or G.E.D. required, bachelor's degree or some college preferred.
To apply: Complete online application.

Adoption Assistant

The Part-time Adoption Assistant is a weekend position with opportunity to grow. The Adoption Assistant will welcome clients, provide clients with general information and any necessary forms/applications. Assistant is responsible for providing optimal customer service while answering questions and interacting with clients. Supports teamwork and possesses an optimistic attitude by being cooperative, flexible, and helpful with all departments. Position will work Saturday and Sunday.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to questions from the public
  • Greet clients entering the adoption center
  • Inform clients of wait times and the adoption process
  • Log client information and distribute appropriate forms/applications
  • Learn Louisiana SPCA protocols to answer questions effectively
  • Assist with daily adoption task list
  • Input complete adoption questionnaires and all important information into database
  • Educate the public on responsible pet ownership
  • Promote and support the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat and dog behavior, common issues, and ways to address them in order to make good adoption matches and to keep animals in homes
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provide good customer service
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all situations
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Communication:
  • Touch base regularly with the Adoption Supervisor
  • Assist with answering adoption phone lines and responding to voicemails regarding adoptable animals
  • Report maintenance issues or any type of missing equipment pertaining to the adoption department to the Adoption Supervisor or Placement Manager
  • Notify Adoption Supervisor if any adoptable animal is showing obvious signs of sickness or concerning behavior
  • Alert the Adoption Supervisor or Placement Manager if a volunteer is not following proper protocol or procedures
  • Reporting Relationships and Contacts
  • An Adoption Assistant shall be hired by the recommendation of the Adoption Supervisor and the Placement Manager
  • An Adoption Assistant shall be directly supervised by the Adoption Supervisor.
  • To assure effective communication, an Adoption Assistant shall be expected to attend department meetings

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening and physical
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be personable, patient, and able to get along well with a variety of people
  • Must be PC proficient, and able to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and oral communications skills
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations
  • Must be available to work weekends and extended hours
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work around all animals
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; stand, sit, push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping for up to 8 hours a day
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants

Working Environment:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Works in an area with a high noise level

To apply: Complete online application.

Humane Law Enforcement Dispatcher

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking a dedicated person responsible for responding to citizens' calls for Humane Law Enforcement assistance and assigning requests to Officers on-duty. Additionally the position requires one to educate the public to be humane pet owners, and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties and Requirements include:

 

Essential Function:

  • Assists citizens with interpretation and understanding of animal ordinances , department procedure, & responsible animal ownership 
  • Drive company vehicle as needed.
  • Responds to telephone calls and emails regarding animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances 
  • Maintains accurate logs, reports, and statistics of daily activity which will include input and updating call information.
  • Assigns and dispatches calls to Humane Law Enforcement Officers (HLEO) and monitors HLEO safety while in the field 
  • Monitors and assigns follow-up calls to HLEO 
  • Represents the LA/SPCA and in a professional and courteous manner at all times 
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.Communication 
  • Keeps HLE Dispatch Supervisor informed of progress and potential conflicts. 
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service.

Essential Organization Functions:

  • Educates public on humane pet care.
  • Promote programs offered to the public by the LA/SPCA including adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and special events.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations.
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia upon request.
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including clear telephone speaking voice and ability to relate information to the public and officers in a concise, clear manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Strong computer skills including basic clerical and data entry skills as well as math skills
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays 
  • During hurricanes maintain a 24 hr. on call status. 
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.

To apply: Complete online applicaion.

Shelter Clinic Veterinary Technician

Provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter. The Veterinary Technician will assist the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with shelter medicine responsibilities, as well as ensuring that the clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Additionally, they will monitor the health of animals in the shelter, provide care and treatment to sick and injured animals, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the Louisiana SPCA’s programs and mission.

Duties include:

  • Perform or assist in routine examinations, vaccinations, wound treatment, medication administration, x-rays, laboratory tests, and nail clipping, ear cleaning etc
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc
  • Monitor the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions and immediately reporting it to the veterinarian
  • Admitting and releasing animals in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner and to inform the volunteers, staff, and the public of any pertinent medical information about the animal's care
  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public
  • Position is considered “Essential” in emergencies and/or disaster situations
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia upon request
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed

Education and/or Experience:

  • RVT not required, but MUST have at least 1 year of veterinary medical experience
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Some college preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals

To apply: Complete online application.

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Summary of Job:

Oversees the maintenance and appearance of the grounds and facilities. Ensures that needed supplies are available and housed in a manner that is organized and safe. Ensures that all equipment and machinery used to maintain the facility is in good working condition.

Essential Duties:

  • Assigns tasks to maintenance workers based on urgency and skill level
  • Places orders for cleaning and maintenance products, while evaluating cost options to ensure best possible pricing
  • Address all routine and intermediate electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Contact outside contractors for advanced repairs and negotiate pricing for approval by Director of Operations
  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly walkthroughs to evaluate maintenance and janitorial needs of the facility
  • Maintains all equipment and machinery in good working condition and reports any problems to the Director of Operations
  • Ensures that all shelter equipment is kept in working order and brings to the attention of the Director of Operations any equipment that needs replacing
  • Keeps the fence gates in proper working order Responsible for all deliveries, ensure they are accurate, signed for and properly placed Janitorial services for building – clean bathrooms, dump trash, change hand sanitizer dispensers and soap dispensers, etc.
  • Responsible for the daily cleaning of the shelter floors so they are neat and clean (i.e. all hallways, including front lobby areas)
  • Transportation and pick up materials as needed
  • Monitor weather and take appropriate action to provide for animal comfort and security of facility in extremes of weather
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and Louisiana SPCA information
  • Other duties as requested by Director of Operations

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED; some college preferred
  • Requires at least two years of facility maintenance/janitorial experience

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility in schedule and be available as needed
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid forklift certification
  • Possess a CDL
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements
  • Supervisory experience of maintenance/janitorial staff

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to drive a large capacity vehicle, forklift, and other machinery
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping

Working Environment:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Works in an area with a high noise level

To apply: Complete online application.

Animal Care Attendant

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of an Animal Care Attendant. Animal Care Attendants provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter.

Duties include, but are not limited to: leaning, feeding, watering, and monitoring the animal’s health and behavior

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must present a professional appearance, flexibility, ability to multi-task in a fast-paces environment
  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Should not be allergic to animals, must work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants and have the ability to perform all physical tasks.

To apply: Complete online application.

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