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Who we are

Established in 1888, the mission of the Louisiana SPCA is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. 

 

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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 info@la-spca.org

Job Opportunities

Animal Care Attendant

Community Clinic Supervisor (Veterinary Technician)

Humane Law Enforcement Field Supervisor

Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officer

Dog Groomer - Part-time

Community and Shelter Clinic Medical Manager

Animal Care Attendant

Overview of the Job:

This critical role is responsible for providing excellent quality of life and humane care for all animals in the shelter. Duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning, feeding, and monitoring the animal's health and behavior. The role may at times assist with adoptions and helping customers with any lost and found animals. This role is an ambassador for promoting and supporting the LA/SPCA's programs and mission, including educating customers on responsible pet ownership.;

 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Caring and compassionate about animals, this role will provide all the care and attention for our shelter animals. This includes administering vaccinations and performing heartworm testing as and when required;
  • A calming and nurturing nature is essential as the animal care attendant will humanely handle severely injured, sick and abused/neglected animals. This may involve working with animals that are aggressive, fearful or excitable. There are occasions where the role also will work with wildlife and livestock;
  • Professionalism is required at all times, as the role will assist with euthanasia and will perform euthanasia once certified. This includes handling deceased animals and preparing for their cremation;
  • Responsible for the general cleaning and upkeep of interior and exterior shelter rooms and animal areas, this role involves a lot of physical and strenuous activity and endurance;
  • Excellent customer service skills are required as the role interacts with customers, employees and volunteers on a daily basis. This role will promote responsible pet care including LA/SPCA programs such as spaying and neutering;
  • Easy going and strives to work as a team to accomplish daily goals and on-going projects;
  • This role is regarded as "Essential" in extreme weather and emergency conditions. This means that the position will report for duty in such circumstances and work extra hours as required;
  • Respectful of privacy, confidentiality of animal records will be maintained at all times;

 

Education:

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

 

Minimum skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening.
  • Team-focused and willing to work and learn different parts of the organization.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills including verbal and listening.
  • Customer service and working with the public is preferred.
  • Ability to report to work as early as 6:00am and end as late as 6:00pm.
  • Will work weekends and holidays.
  • A driver's license is preferred;

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Should not be allergic to animals or have nut allergies; must be able to work around all animals.
  • 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 Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise levels.
  • Works both indoors and outdoors.

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Community Clinic Supervisor (Veterinary Technician)

Overview of the Job:

The job will direct, plan, coordinate and perform a variety of duties to support and promCoote animal welfare and client education. This position supports the Medical Manager and will ensure quality care for our patients, and implementing greater efficiency technical and administrative processes. 

 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with a diverse group of employees and clients and supervise a team of technicians in the Community Clinic (Wellness, Spay/Neuter, Heartworm Treatment, Dentals, and Shelter);
  • Monitor veterinary technician staff periodically throughout the day, encourage productivity, and manage daily performance including successful handling of disciplinary issues with the Medical Manager;
  • Develop skills and oversee the training of technicians;
  • Attend and represent management at technician meetings;
  • Develop and oversee compliance of daily, weekly, monthly to-do lists for technician staff;
  • Ensure all technicians follow proper safety procedures;
  • Ability to successfully communicate with diverse range of customers;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and master technology advancements, systems and methods of veterinary care and practice;
  • Deliver excellent customer service and be able to speak effectively before small groups of customers and employees;
  • Ability to graciously deal with client complaints and billing questions;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient charts, vaccine histories, medical labels, safety, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Maintain proper medical record keeping for shelter patients in Pet Point and Community Clinic patients in E-vet;
  • Maintain medical equipment per manufactures instructions;
  • Maintain daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly inventory of medical supplies and equipment;
  • Verify delivery of all medical supplies and equipment;
  • Be cross trained and able to assist in scheduling, data entry, and intake/discharge;
  • Maintain an effective employee-management communication;
  • Act as a liaison between the Medical Manager and team members;
  • Support the management team in all aspects to staff;
  • Work habits include regular attendance, teamwork, initiative, dependability, and promptness;
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases;
  • Assist and fill in and perform other duties as needed and assigned;

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university preferred but not required; or two-three years related experience as a technician in a leadership/management role and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must demonstrate desire to continue learning in veterinary medicine, care and office skills.
  • Proficiency with the Internet, Microsoft Office, Pet Point, E-vet, or any other veterinary practice software preferred.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate mastery of all routine technician skills such as:
  • Client Communication/Education
  • Animal Handling/Catheter Placement/Injections
  • Assist Veterinarians/Exam Room Protocol
  • Laboratory/Digital Radiography Procedures
  • Medication Preparation
  • Surgical Assistance/Hospitalized Patient Care
  • Safety Protocols and Cleaning Standards
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening

 

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 or have nut allergies; must be able to work around all animals.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to report to work as early as 6:00am and end as late as 7:00pm, weekends and holidays.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.
  • 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.

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Humane Law Enforcement Field Supervisor

Summary of the Job:

This critical position is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the Humane Law Officer's work by providing all necessary training and guidance to ensure the highest standard of service within the community. The incumbent will collaborate with the team to advance the processes and techniques for Humane Law Enforcement and to educate the public on humane pet ownership. The Humane Law Enforcement Field Supervisor builds and maintains positive relationships with animal welfare, law enforcement, and other related personnel and agencies within the Parish and State. Additionally, the individual is responsible for promoting and supporting the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

 

Success Criteria & Essential Functions:

  • Collaboration and relationship building are essential in order to assist various local, state and federal agencies with animal cruelty complaints within the assigned region
  • Knowledgeable about investigation protocol and relevant law, the incumbent will provide assistance and subject matter expertise related to the investigation of animal abuse cases to law enforcement, and other organizations.
  • Results oriented, this position is responsible for establishing and managing progress towards operational goals and priorities
  • Excellent written communication is required in order to help develop and deliver training of SOP's and guidelines as they relate to HLE and disaster preparedness as assigned by Director of Operations
  • Focused on continuous improvement, incumbent will advance capacity and professionalism of HLE through participation in local and national partnerships, collaborations and professional organizations
  • Adept at diffusing conflict, incumbent may respond to situations involving animals in crisis due to human abuse and neglect or disaster. Incumbent must be able to navigate variety of public responses and inquiries while ensuring safety of all parties
  • Team oriented, this individual will coordinate activities with other LA/SPCA staff and volunteers on a regular basis
  • Demonstrating a high level of professionalism, this individual will represent LA/SPCA at meetings, conferences, donor functions and media interviews as needed
  • Support all other activities as identified by the Director of Operations

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor degree preferred; Associates degree required or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • Minimum 3 years serving in a managerial capacity
  • At least 2 years combined experience in animal cruelty investigations, animal control, or law enforcement

 

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • General understanding of companion and large animal husbandry, animal handling and animal welfare principles
  • General understanding of infectious disease control and prevention
  • Understanding of and ability to apply the rules of evidence and chain of custody in criminal cases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking and workshop facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to work and build consensuses with a variety of agencies
  • Demonstrated ability in program management
  • Proficiency in administrative and computer skills (Microsoft Office programs )

 

Working Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in areas with high noise levels
  • Works outdoors in extreme weather conditions

 

Additional Information:

  • Must have a valid State of Louisiana driver's license
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Considered essential during emergencies, incumbent is expected to work extended hours during emergencies and weather events. Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintain a 24 hr. on call status as needed
  • 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 or nut products; must be able to work around all animals, including wildlife
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants

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Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officer

Overview of the Job:

As a nonprofit organization we are dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, and have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 130 years. This key role is responsible for investigating complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals. The role enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and providing courtroom evidence and testimony. The HLE officer also humanely captures stray and sick/injured companion animals. All HLE Officers are advocates for promoting the LA/SPCA's programs, services and mission and educating the public on how to be responsible and humane pet owners.

 

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Personal integrity is essential for this role as the job incumbent will model the organization's values and mission during the investigation of cruelty complaints and humane law call outs and investigations of complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals;
  • Excellent written and report writing skills to initiate and maintain accurate animal intake and inventory, investigation reports, case files (reports, pictures, sketches etc.), citations and courtroom testimony;
  • Self-confident, the incumbent will demonstrates patience and composure in difficult and sometimes stressful situations such as conducting dangerous dogs follow-up calls, animal inspections, and the issue of citations;
  • Excellent customer service skills this role maintains a professional and friendly demeanor at all times;
  • Outstanding clarity of communication required to promote the mission of the LA/SPCA and regularly represents the organization relating to humane law issues; present evidence during court trials related to cruelty and courtroom testimony; This position also perform dispatch duties, answering telephones and keeping in contact with other officers;
  • This role champions team success and works closely with law enforcement and city agencies;
  • Excellent presentation skills for representing LA/SPCA and New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue as well as educating the public on humane pet ownership;
  • Remain current on local and state laws and enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances;• Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment.
  • This position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or weather related situations.

 

Education:

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

 

Minimum Qualifications, skills, knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and be over 25 years old.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in data entry and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to exercise caution in situations.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintains a 24 hr. on call status

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals or nut products; 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, and crawling

 

Working Conditions:

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise levels;
  • Works in extreme weather conditions;
  • May at times encounter individuals who may be defensive, or argumentative;
  • Subject to working with aggressive animals;
  • Works in, near, and under dilapidated homes and property (including overgrown lots and wooded areas);
  • Frequently crawls under structure.

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Dog Groomer - Part-time

Overview of Job:

The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic provides access to preventative and essential veterinary care and services. This role is responsible for providing excellent pet grooming services including bathing, brushing and clipping coats of both cats and dogs for their comfort and health. The position will promote positive interactions between animals and their pet parents, and provide education on the best way to maintain healthy coats. The position will also promote and support the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Excellent communication and professional customer service skills as it is important to clarify expectations and outcomes with pet parents; This includes educationg pet parents on ways to maintain healthy coat as well as providing information on the programs and services within the Community Clinic;
  • Experienced in using calming and humane restraint strategies when working with cats and dogs;
  • Excellent animal handling skills for bathing, brushing, clipping or cutting coats; Also clip nails, clean ears, express anal glands and provide other related services as required;
  • Organized and aware of cleaning protocals, the position is responisble for general cleaning and upkeep of interior and exterior shelter spaces;
  • Treats 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;
  • Works courteously and coopeeratively with other staff members and volunteers;
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required;

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Experienced in animal handling/grooming skills.

Minimum Qualifications - Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Able to manage and organize a high volume of animals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Should not be allergic to animals or nuts; must be able to work around all animals
  • 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 Conditions:

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

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Community & Shelter Clinic Medical Manager

Overview of the Job:

This essential position is responsible for leading and overseeing the daily operations of all the clinic functions including high-volume spay/neuter clinic, wellness, and the shelter clinic. This role actively promotes spay and neuter, and educates the public on responsible pet ownership as well as promoting and supporting the LA/SPCA'S programs and mission.;

 

Success Criteria & Essential Functions:

  • Skilled at performance management and employee development, this individual helps direct reports to consistently manage their employees' performance. Important skill sets include; providing constructive feedback, goal setting and developing training plans;
  • Results oriented, this individual is knowledgeable about operational goals for all clinic programs and is regularly analyzing data and implementing continuous improvement solutions;
  • Highly organized, with excellent planning and prioritization skills, the role oversees and ensures that the clinics' client schedules are optimized to ensure efficient and effective use of all resources;
  • Possessing a collaborative mindset, incumbent regularly works with others to produce innovative solutions to maximize efficiency and positive client experience; Remains calm under stress and handles several problems or tasks at once;
  • Excellent communication skills are essential in order to build and sustain positive relationships with rescue groups, volunteer trappers and community members;
  • Interested in continuous learning, this individual regularly seeks additional medical knowledge through outside resources and by partnering with veterinary staff to understand their current caseload and needs;
  • Able to facilitate and resolve conflict, this individual will ensure a positive and collaborative team environment between all veterinarians, supervisors and technicians;
  • Attention to detail is vital, as the position is responsible for reviewing and updating Standard Operating Procedures for wellness and SN and shelter clinics;
  • Maintains and approves wellness and spay neuter inventory and controlled drug logs;
  • Promotes and supports the LA/SPCA's programs and mission;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all situations;
  • Treats 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.
  • Must have two years management or supervisory experience.

 

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Animal handling experience.
  • 3 years+ working in a veterinary clinic/hospital.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background and drug test.
  • A clean current LA driver's license.
  • Strong interest in community medicine and education.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work around all animals, with no allergies to animals or nut products.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.

 

Working Conditions:

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

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