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Behavior Technician (Part time; Temporary)

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Posted: 9/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 04018d5f-b49f-4061-a694-583e9ef79a53

Job Description

Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot?  For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice.


  • Answer patron inquiries and questions regarding animal behavior and provide information resources to address concerns
  • Provide individualized hands-on behavioral training for shelter patrons
  • Conduct animal behavior assessment, and perform hands-on delivery of animal behavior programs
  • Record assessment and program related information and perform data entry to update animal records
  • Participate in the implementation of behavior programs, including documentation and program evaluation
  • Supports positive reinforcement as the primary training method employed by Dumb Friends League
  • Contribute to initiatives to improve processes and procedures
  • Perform euthanasia-related tasks

People Care

People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the general public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.


Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions. Organizational competencies apply to all jobs at the League; position competencies are specific to this position.

 Organizational Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Managing Resources
  • Technical Expertise
  • Decision Making
  • Integrity
  • Results Oriented
  • Time Management

Position Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conflict Management
  • Innovation

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements

Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas.  Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Frequent lifting of animals and objects with reasonable accommodation.

The Dumb Friends League is an Equal Opportunity Employer.