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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.


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.

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.

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.

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