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Who we are

Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been promoting, protecting and advancing the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

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.

 

Youth Education Associate

Summary of Job:

Supports the Youth Programs Coordinator with the execution of a variety of education based programs, such as Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Critter Cinema, etc. THIS IS A SUMMER SEASONAL POSITION.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facilities Maintenance/Transport Driver

Summary of Job

This position ensures that the shelter and grounds are maintained in good physical condition and appearance. 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. As a Transport Driver, this position is responsible for transporting a variable number of animals to their destination point safely and on time. The transport driver will not be driving alone but will also partner with another LASPCA driver. Together both drivers are to fairly split all duties and abide by all Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. The transports will consist of interstate travel to the eastern border states and some central states.

Essential Functions

  • Works with Director of Operations to develop an inventory control system
  • Manages general organization of shelter inventory and ensures that each department has adequate amount of supplies on hand
  • Brings to the attention of the Director of Operations all needed supplies to order and find best prices
  • 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.
  • Cleaning and upkeep of the grounds of property including lawn and parking lot area of all trash and debris
  • 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
  • Responsible for keeping the vehicle in safe and good working order by reporting issues as soon as one arises.
  • Perform vehicle inspections prior to transport, on return to source shelter, and upon arrival back at source shelter.
  • Monitor appetite, hydration, stools and vomit of animals while on the transport vehicle.
  • Ensure all animals on transport are comfortable and AC/heat is continuously in working order.
  • Verify that all supplies needed during transport are currently on vehicle and well stocked.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of animals at source and destination shelters.
  • While en route, remain in constant communication with both the source and destination shelters as well as the Louisiana SPCA Transport Coordinator.
  • Review animal paperwork at source shelter to ensure all necessary documents have been provided by source prior to loading and departure (health certificates, vaccination and medical history.)
  • Responsible for accurate and timely record keeping (e.g. vehicle mileage, driver time, animal condition at load).
  • Maintain personal drivers log book and provide copies of log to Transport Coordinator, if necessary.
  • Accountable for company transport credit card and large sum of emergency cash stored in a safe.
  • Preserve cleanliness in the inside of the transport vehicle by disposing of soiled puppy pads once all animals are unloaded and cleaning any messes on the floor.
  • Keep outside of vehicle clean by stopping at a truck wash before returning to source shelter.
  • Promote and support the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Work 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • A current Class A commercial driver's license
  • Requires at least two years of facility maintenance/janitorial experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum one year transportation experience with Class A vehicle required
  • Must be at least 23 years of age (for insurance purposes)
  • Animal handling experience preferred
  • Successful completion of a criminal background and motor vehicle check, commercial driver medical certification, drug test, and road test.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be personable, patient, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to follow directions and be able to work unsupervised.
  • Schedule flexibility and able to drive overnight shifts.
  • Capable of being in a vehicle for an extensive amount of time and sharing a small space with another transport driver.
  • Able to rest in the same hotel room with partner transport driver.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be aware that the transport vehicle, at times, will be noisy and have strong odors.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.

Working Environment

  • Must be aware that the transport vehicle, at times, will have a constant high noise level and possess strong odors.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches

To apply: Complete online application.

Feral Cat Coordinator

Supervise the feral cat program in all of its aspects, including public education and outreach, trap assistance and trap lend-lease, Return to Field, Barn Cat Adoptions and assessment of/socialization of cats and kittens coming into the shelter.

Essential Functions:   

  • Coordinate trapping for clients on the TNR assistance list.
  • Schedule and assign staff and volunteer trappers in a timely manner to address all calls.
  • Set, monitor and transport traps for feral/stray cats and kittens participating in shelter-assisted trap neuter and release program.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and neighbors of clients to explain the importance of TNR as a means of controlling pet overpopulation and reducing nuisance behaviors in free roaming cats.
  • Mediate complaint calls and perform site visits as needed.
  • Intake cats and kittens, which cannot be returned to neighborhoods, as part of our TNR mitigation program.
  • Return non-adoptable cats to neighborhoods through our Return to Field program.
  • Identify candidate cats for Barn Cat adoptions and solicit adopters for cats.
  • Educate and equip Barn Cat adopters to successfully relocate cats to new territories and deliver cats if needed.
  • Be responsible for cleaning/sanitizing traps.
  • Maintain TNR vehicle and restock supplies as needed.
  • Offer TNR education classes through on-site and offsite venues.
  • Work with supervisor to develop budgets and obtain grants.
  • Handle all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstances.
  • Attend all training and animal handling classes scheduled.
  • Readily available as essential personnel employee during hurricane season.
  • Maintain a professional, friendly demeanor towards clients.
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required, bachelor's degree or some college preferred. 

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and substance screening.
  • Great attention to detail and ability to multi task is required.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and other basic computer programs.
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed.Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.
  • Ability to work outdoors and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.Must pass an MVR check and be able to drive shelter vehicles. 

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. 
  • Capable to work around all animals No feline allergies.
  • Must be able to work in heat and cold.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants. 

Working Environment (or Working Conditions): 

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

To apply: Completed online application

Community Clinic Administrative Assistant

Summary of Job:

Responsible for appointment scheduling management for the public clinic. . Managing the daily check in, release and invoicing for the Community Clinic wellness programs. Actively promote spay and neuter, educate the public on responsible pet ownership and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA'S programs and mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Answering incoming calls requesting appointments, inform clients of services, fees, and any pre-appointment protocols
  • Logging all voicemails and respond to messages within 1 business day when possible
  • Export daily appointment requests made via the organizational website.
  • Check in each Wellness clients
  • Explain and offer veterinary retail products to clients, check out wellness clients
  • Create and submit daily deposits for all revenue
  • Document discounts and special grant expenditures
  • Generate daily financial reconciliation reports
  • Monitor daily scheduling mix to ensure appropriate number of clients for the appropriate services
  • Make reminder and follow up calls to clients as needed
  • Keep Wellness Supervisor informed of progress and challenges in scheduling, cancelations and no shows
  • Participate in meetings as needed
  • Cross train other staff in daily duties
  • Participate in cross training in other clinic functions such as veterinary assistant, cleaning protocols, and record manager
  • Assist with client intake and release as needed
  • Treat all animals and clients humanely, professionally, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance
  • 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
  • Report to work in extreme weather conditions such as but not limited to hurricanes, flooding and ice/snow
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED Should have 2+ years professional experience in a veterinary clinic, shelter or comparable setting
  • Experience in Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Model is helpful but not required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with a diverse group of employees and clients
  • Ability to report to work as early as 6:00am and end as late as 7:00pm
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills
  • 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

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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