The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.
Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government, and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values : Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.
The City's Public Works Department is seeking an individual whose values align with the values of the City's employees.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services.
The Department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.
Positions & Duties
The City of San Jose, Animal Care and Services Division is seeking Veterinarians to work at the Animal Care Center, including part-time and / or relief in either / or, shelter medicine and / or the shelter’s public high quality, high volume spay / neuter clinic.
The Animal Shelter Veterinarian may perform all aspects of shelter medicine in a large animal shelter. Duties may include routine spay / neuter surgeries on cats, dogs, and other animals as indicated.
This position provides direct care and treatment of homeless animals entering the City of San Jose’s Animal Care Center.
In addition, this position is required to diagnose, treat, and / or recommend euthanasia. Registered Veterinary Technicians will be assigned to assist this position with the preparation and post-surgery processes of spay / neuter and other surgical procedures.
This is a part-time unbenefited position reporting to the Shelter Manager of Animal Care and Services. This classification is represented by City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP).
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following :
and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds while handling animals and equipment.
Employees may be exposed to cold and hot temperatures, loud noises, odors, dust, air contaminants, blood borne pathogens while using hypodermic needles on animals and may be exposed to animal scratches and bites.
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to :
Education & Experience : A degree from an accredited college or university in Veterinary Medicine and two (2) years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or shelter environment, including the performance of spay and neuter surgery of dogs and cats.
Certification or License : Valid California license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California is required and the ability to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration for controlled substances.
Valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.
Employment Eligibility : Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.
Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications / transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include :
1. Job Expertise Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional / technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures / policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
2. Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
3. Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriatesolutions.
displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.
demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
7. Collaboration - Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functionalactivities.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions.
Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical / writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
1. Please describe your education and experience in performing spay / neuter procedures on cats, dogs, or other animals.
2. Please describe your experience making outcome decisions (adoption, euthanasia, TNR, etc.) with shelter staff. Indicate N / A if you do not have experience.
3. Please describe your experience in handling and treating fearful animals. Indicate N / A if you do not have experience.