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.

 

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.

Youth Education Associate

Summary of Job:

Supports the Youth Programs Coordinator with the execution of a variety of education based programs, such as Biz Town, Birthday Parties, Critter Cinema, etc. THIS IS AN ON-CALL POSITION WITH A VARIED SCHEDULE. WEEKEND AVAILABILITY A MUST.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a positive, interactive learning environment for youth that reflect the Louisiana SPCA's educational goals
  • Represent the Louisiana SPCA at Biz Town education events
  • Serve as a supervisor during Birthday Parties and Critter Cinemas
  • Prepare teaching aids and materials for all youth programs
  • Assist with after school programs and summer camps
  • Attend community events involving youth
  • Ability to speak before large groups of children and adults
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • 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 provide 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
  • Expected to work weekends as needed

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment and computer skills
  • Candidates must also demonstrate the following traits:
    • Team-focused attitude
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule
    • Mental and physical flexibility a must
  • Must LOVE to work with youth (ages Pre-K thru College) and animals
  • Comfortable around all types of domestic and exotic animals
  • Ability to learn and teach youth about domestic and exotic animals
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work outdoors and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must pass an MVR check

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

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

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

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.

Community Clinic Veterinary Technician 

Looking for compassionate and experienced veterinary surgical technician. The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic is dedicated to providing preventative health services and accessible spay/neuter surgeries in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation and increase the quality of life of animals in our community. Full and Part time positions are currently available; candidates must be available to work within the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Must be dedicated to animal welfare and committed to the Louisiana SPCA's mission to eliminate animal suffering.
  • Candidates must be reliable, work well as part of a team,  have a proactive attitude and  provide excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience with companion animal surgery is required.
  • College preferred, High School diploma or G.E.D. is required.

To apply: Complete online application.

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