Specialist, Animal Transport & Fleet Maintenance (Employed through Forum Staffing)

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Summary:

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance (ASNA), focuses on the training of high-quality, high-volume, and low-cost companion animal sterilization. In 2019 we sterilized over 25,000 dogs and cats in Western North Carolina and trained 803 veterinary professionals.

The Specialist, Animal Transport & Fleet Maintenance (SATFM) is responsible for the safe and humane transport of animals for the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance.  Transport includes moving animals to and from the Spay/Neuter Alliance facility and shelters and other pick-up locations, supervising the safe loading and unloading of animals in and out of the transport vehicle, securing the animals for safe transport, updating digital logs in ASNA’s patient management system, and ensuring proper paperwork is transported and delivered on return runs.  Additional duties include the identification, orientation and training of back-up drivers, as well as the safe, daily operations of the entire ASNA fleet. 

The SATFM plays in a critical role in coordinating safe and humane animal transport with ASNA’s transport partner network, acts as an important liaison between ASNA’s partners and the ASNA staff, ensures that the ASNA’s fleet of vehicles are properly maintained, is a fully invested participant in the ASNA’s Operation’s team, and positively represents the ASPCA in the field. 

This is a contingent position employed through Forum Staffing.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Safe, Humane Transport of Animals & Transport Partner Relations (70%)

  • Oversees and conducts safe and humane transport of animals, including the loading, unloading and securing of animals

  • Updates the digital patient record and checks in all animals via ASNA’s cloud-based, online patient management system

  • Ensures complete and accurate records exist for all animals, including rabies certificates, medication information, and other details gathered on the pre-surgical questionnaire 

  • Recognizes non-surgical candidates and adheres to the disease control protocols established by the ASNA Sr. Director, Medicine & Surgery; declines animals for transport as necessary

  • Examines crates at transport site for damage and appropriate size before loading on vehicle; declines animals for transport whose carriers do not meet proper specifications (as designated by ASPCA) and/or that cannot be safely or humanely transported

  • Accurately and competently relays basic medical information to transport partners and owners upon intake and release of animals

  • Drives defensively with care and caution; observes speed limits and all applicable driving rules and regulations (Federal, state, local, ASPCA)

Fleet/Vehicle Maintenance (15%)

  • Performs bi-weekly vehicle inspections, all fleet vehicles

  • Cleans all ASNA vehicles on a regular schedule

  • Disinfects transport vehicles daily

  • Inventories all supplies in transport vehicles

  • Maintains appropriate vehicle maintenance and mileage logs

  • Communicates vehicle maintenance needs promptly to Manager, Animal Transport and Fleet and assists in identifying vendors and arranging for all regular maintenance and repairs

Operations Support (15%)

  • Maintains the good reputation of the ASPCA in the community by communicating and acting in a reliable, friendly, and professional manner at all times

  • Helps identify, orient, and train all back-up drivers

  • Hosts each ASNA employee for orientation and refresher “ride-alongs” once per year

  • Assumes financial accountability for an ASPCA credit card and work-related expenses, including: prepares monthly expense reports, maintaining all receipts, Understanding and following all ASPCA expense and travel policies

  • Maintains confidentiality of all transport partner financial information, handles payments from transport partners as needed

  • Other attendance, duties and special projects as assigned

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

Physical & Driving Requirements:

  • Able to work standing or sitting for 9 or more hours at a stretch, with appropriate breaks

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day

  • Able to bend and kneel repeatedly throughout the day

  • Able to adapt to weather changes

  • Able to skillfully and expertly operate and drive a large “box truck” daily

  • Able to work changing hours Monday through Friday, including very early morning shifts and late afternoons

  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license and a clean driving record

  • Ability to obtain a valid DOT medical card (pass a DOT physical exam)

Experience:

  • Two or more years’ experience in a veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility (Preferred)

Qualifications:

Ability to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including, but not limited to, vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks; Ability to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian; Ability to competently operate and use a mobile phone and tablet, enter data accurately and learn basic software (patient management, Microsoft Office) systems; Proven ability to communicate with the public in a professional, courteous manner; Highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude, and ability to see, adapt to, and take ownership of the fine detail in all situations, including changing routines, schedules and protocols, work requirements, weather extremes, and traffic patterns

  

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

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.

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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.