Animal Transport Coordinator, Community Medicine

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Summary:

ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace.  To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires.  ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated. 

The ASPCA Community Medicine department provides access to high quality spay/neuter and primary veterinary care services to NYC's most under-served communities with little to no access to veterinary clinics and to animals in the care of NYC animal welfare organizations. We play a crucial role in keeping pets where they belong: with the person who loves them.

The Animal Transport Coordinator is responsible for the safe, timely and Fear Free transport of dogs and cats between designated locations and Community Medicine’s clinics. The Animal Transport Coordinator delivers high quality customer service to rescue clients during intake and discharge of our patients. They are responsible for basic post-operative care for patients, loading animals into carriers/traps, securely loading and unloading them into a transport vehicle while utilizing Fear Free techniques to reduce fear, anxiety and stress in our patients. The Animal Transport Coordinator role is physically demanding and labor intensive.

The Animal Transport Coordinator drives various transport vehicles safely, adhering to all traffic laws. They are also responsible for sanitizing transport equipment.

The Transport Program operates Tuesday-Saturday from our Bronx Community Veterinary Center location in the South Bronx, NY. The schedule for this shift is 5 days, 8-hours on Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Some flexibility in schedule and occasional overtime may be required. 

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Transport (50%):

  • Drive defensively with care and caution, always observing driving rules and traffic laws
  • Transport animals to and from clinics
  • Utilize efficient and appropriate truck routes to and from designated locations
  • Prepare animals and load into transport crates, carriers, and traps using Fear Free techniques
  • Feed and clean animals as needed 
  • Safely load and unload animals secured in carriers/traps into transport vehicles and ensure carriers/traps are secured in the vehicle appropriately
  • Ensure comfort of animals being by regularly monitoring temperature of holding area during transport 
  • Visually screen spay/neuter candidates at intake to preliminarily determine fitness for surgery
  • Perform post-operative evaluations to ensure suitability for transport and discharge 
  • Communicate late or early arrivals to Community Medicine team members and departments as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Provide support to the Mobile Fleet Logistics Center as directed

Customer Service (20%):

  • Provide excellent customer service to transport partners, volunteers and pet owners at transport locations
  • Clearly and accurately communicate discharge instructions 
  • Carry out credit card and check transactions in the field
  • Communicate spay/neuter policies including animals accepted for surgery, payment policies and transport schedules

Safety/Sanitization (15%):

  • Sanitize the animal compartment of transport vehicle and transport crates daily 
  • Perform pre-trip vehicle inspections
  • Clean and sanitize animal holding areas
  • Perform daily safety checks of transport vehicles with operations staff

Administrative (15%):

  • Prepare transport logs
  • Prompt communication of vehicle maintenance needs to the manager and using maintenance request logs
  • Maintain clear and accurate transport logs to ensure all animals are aboard vehicle and all scheduled appointments are accounted for
  • Precise recording of transactions and record keeping
  • Complete end of day financial sheet
  • Attend staff meetings and training classes

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team - that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Qualifications:

Ability or comfort learning to operate large vehicles, Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds, Basic computer knowledge required, Must have a Commercial Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within the first 6 months of hire and pass a motor vehicle check demonstrating a safe driving history. As part of the requirements of this role, must also pass a Department of Transportation Medical Exam and required Drug and Alcohol Testing, Must have strong problem solving skills, Must possess excellent customer service skills, including strong written and oral communication., Must possess strong self-motivation skills and ability to pay close attention to details, Must speak fluent English. Bilingualism (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred but not required, Strong animal care and handling skills

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

Minimum of 1 year of animal care and handling experience preferred, Minimum of 1 year of driving experience required, large vehicle experience preferred, Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience required

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.