Part-Time Contract Driver – LA Feline Programs (employed through The Forum Group)

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Summary:

The ASPCA is seeking an individual who is excited to be part of a committed team working to support at-risk felines in the Los Angeles area.

The ASPCA LA Feline Programs provides temporary care for at-risk kittens and cats who need extra support until they can find adoption outlets. The Contract Driver, while not an employee of the ASPCA, will work collaboratively with a high-performing staff and volunteer team providing care for +/- 2,500 felines per year.

This contracted position is responsible for driving ASPCA-owned vehicles to provide transportation for animals and supplies between designated shelters, foster volunteer homes, veterinary offices, and community locations throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties.

The Contract Driver will be responsible for securing animals during transport and getting them to their destination safely and in a timely manner. In addition to the crucial task of care and transport of cats, this position is responsible for stocking the vehicles, monitoring the vehicle inventory, maintaining vehicle logs, cleaning vehicles and, on occasion, delivering the vehicle for maintenance. 

The Contract Driver will at times provide hands-on care and supply support at the ASPCA Way Station in Burbank and the ASPCA Pee Wee Trailers at the Downey and Baldwin Park Animal Care Centers. This includes health and behavior monitoring, feeding, spot cleaning, restocking supplies, inventory, and preparing foster supplies for transports. The Contract Driver will also be responsible for deep cleaning kennels and shared spaces at times, and performing administrative tasks including printing prescription labels, medical records, and adoption materials. 

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of driving experience, will be comfortable driving a large van, and will have at least two years of personal, volunteer, or professional animal handling experience.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Animal Management and Transport 50%

  • Manage onsite loading and unloading of cats on transport vehicles
  • Ensure animals are secured in their carrier in the vehicle
  • Handle animals in the least restrictive and most stress-free way possible in line with Fear Free principles
  • Examine animals for obvious signs of illness or injury and communicate as described in protocols
  • Provide care and spot cleaning for animals on transport
  • Learn to recognize illness or distress and how to manage minor issues
  • Communicate with ASPCA Veterinarian, shelter staff and volunteers regarding animals needs
  • Maintain communication with supervisor at all times regarding successful completion of transports or any delays
  • Provide excellent customer service with shelter staff, veterinarian partners, volunteers, and community members at all locations
  • Provide attentive care for all cats and kittens at ASPCA locations including feeding, spot cleaning, litterbox maintenance, laundry, enrichment, and health and behavior monitoring following ASPCA protocols

Administrative Duties 20%

  • Ensure that the corresponding electronic and hardcopy paperwork is complete and correct
  • Provide accurate and responsible oversight of fleet card and corresponding receipts
  • Make copies and stock vehicle inventory as needed
  • Complete all necessary forms for vehicle maintenance and repair and any necessary logs
  • Capable of working remotely with professionalism and positive outlook
  • Capable of managing electronic equipment and learning new programs
  • Comfortable working in Adobe, Excel, and cloud-based document sharing platforms

Stocking, Cleaning, Maintenance 20%

  • Stock vehicles and storage units with supplies as directed
  • Assist with minor repairs and maintenance as needed
  • Assist in delivery of supplies to various ASPCA and partner locations
  • Provide thorough, medical-grade disinfection of vehicles, cages, carriers and equipment in a variety of weather conditions
  • Communicate vehicle maintenance needs to Manager
  • Maintain an organized, clean and disinfected workplace
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Safety 10%

  • Safely drive a variety of vehicles in varying weather conditions and road types
  • Keep track of high value equipment entrusted to drivers
  • Perform daily inspections to exterior of vehicles for damage
  • Park and maneuver vehicles
  • Utilize provided PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
  • Safely manage animals to maximize personal safety and safety of animals and teammates
  • Understand OSHA regulations and requirements on the vehicle
  • Willingness to participate in additional driver trainings

Exemplify 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

Experience:

  • Personal, volunteer or professional experience handling cats (Preferred)
  • 5+ years experience driving vehicles (personally or professionally)
  • Fear Free® Certified within 60 days of hire

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 contracted workers and 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.



 

Qualifications:

Must provide a valid driver’s license upon hire and pass a motor vehicle history check demonstrating a safe driving history; Demonstrated driving history of 5+ years; Excellent customer service skills; Strong interest in animal welfare; Ability to be part of a dynamic team; Basic computer skills; iPhone and iPad skills using Excel, Adobe, all GPS navigation systems, and additional internet-based programs; Must be able to lift 40-plus pounds repetitively; Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends; The ideal candidate will have access to a personal vehicle that can occasionally be used for transporting animals; Strong animal handling skills are preferred; Experience driving large vehicles preferred

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

No Degree

  

Fear Free certified or obtained within 60 days of employment, Personal, volunteer or professional experience handling cats preferred but not 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.