Employment

Employment Opportunities

The Humane Society of Pinellas believes that employees who enjoy what they do will make their workplace a success. HSP provides a positive and fun working environment in which employees are valued for their skills, diversity is not only accepted, but encouraged, and where people can make a difference in the world around them. Become a part of the HSP family!

Please note, as a primarily outdoor animal shelter facility, all employees may be subject to standing/walking for long periods of time, working outdoors despite weather conditions, and must be able to lift 40 pounds or more. As a drug-free workplace, all applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening. Applications for unavailable positions will not be reviewed.


Open Positions

Please email [email protected] for any questions related to these open positions or employment opportunities at HSP.

Surrender Process

Behavior & Training Coordinator (Animal Shelter)

The Behavior and Training Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the emotional and behavioral wellbeing of all animals under the care of the Society. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Behavior and Training Coordinator, coordinates the Behavior and Training program, as well as any personnel or volunteers assisting in the program. The Behavior and Training Coordinator assists animals in being adopted through behavioral evaluation and rehabilitation, using humane and positive reinforcement methods. The Behavior and Training Coordinator is also responsible for the development of behavior modification protocols and ensures all HSP staff execute these protocols accurately and consistently. The Behavior and Training Coordinator also communicates behavioral observations with adopters and assisting owners with their pet’s behavioral concerns.

Duties Include But Not Limited too:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to the public, volunteers, and other staff members at all times.
  • Follow established cleaning, feeding and animal handling procedures.
  • Follow established safety procedures for all aspects of the shelter, with special emphasis on animal handling and cleaning chemicals.
  • Cross train to gain familiarity and comfort following procedures and policies in all kennel areas (dogs, cats, and small wonders).
  • Attend all dog walking trainings conducted by the Behavior Department in order to follow established protocols and successfully move through the levels (Blue, Green and Purple).

Animal caretaker Full-Time

The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the physical, emotional, and behavioral needs of all animals at the Humane Society of Pinellas. The Animal Caretaker must objectively communicate medical and behavioral observations to the appropriate department, be respectful of the HSP facility and animals, while also understanding the animals in their care are adjusting to a shelter environment. The Animal Caretaker is responsible for helping alleviate the stress of this adjustment period through proper cleaning protocols, low-stress handling, and enriching the lives of newly admitted pets.

Duties Include But Not Limited too:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to the public, volunteers, and other staff members at all times.
  • Follow established cleaning, feeding and animal handling procedures.
  • Follow established safety procedures for all aspects of the shelter, with special emphasis on animal handling and cleaning chemicals.
  • Cross train to gain familiarity and comfort following procedures and policies in all kennel areas (dogs, cats, and small wonders).
  • Attend all dog walking trainings conducted by the Behavior Department in order to follow established protocols and successfully move through the levels (Blue, Green and Purple).
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Customer service specialist Full-Time

The Customer Service Specialist is responsible for facilitating HSP’s admissions and adoption process. As a HSP Customer Service Specialist you have one of the most important roles here at HSP. It is the Customer Services Specialist duty to not only match potential adopters with a pet best suited to both the adopters wants and needs as well as the animals’ specific needs or limitations but also to work with those pet owners who may be looking to surrender their pet due to a myriad of reasons. The Customer Service Specialist must adequately understand and effectively communicate the Humane Society of Pinellas’ protocols and policies, as he/she is included in one of the first Society representative with whom customers interact. PetPoint knowledge and understanding is also crucial to this role.

Duties Include But Not Limited too:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to the public, volunteers, and other staff members at all times.
  • Greet all customers upon arrival and direct them towards the appropriate department or area of interest.
  • Accurately and completely process adoptions, holds, and foster to adopts and owner surrenders.
  • Review all adoption or surrender paperwork, policies and contracts with adopters and pet owners.
  • Cross-train (which may involve regular department coverage) in other departments to understand the protocols and procedures, so clients can be better assisted in all areas of HSP.

veterinary technician

The Veterinary Technician is responsible for providing medical evaluations, treatment, and follow-ups to all HSP animals under the direction of the Medical Manager.managing event budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses associated with events.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Execute medical care to all animal patients under the supervision of the Medical Manager and Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Handle all animals using the least restraint possible and maintain a low-stress interaction between staff and animals.
  • Assess and process animals as potential adoption candidates according to established procedures, including but not limited to administering tests, vaccinations, physical exams, and inserting microchips.
  • Perform various diagnostics tests, including fecal analysis, skin/ear cytology, urinalysis, etc.
  • Medicate and treat Society animals according to current protocols.
  • Maintain current and accurate animal records into PetPoint, the shelter software system.
  • Assist in surgeries as directed by the Medical Manager and Shelter Veterinarian.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary working environment (i.e., after surgical procedures, spills, pet accidents, potential contamination, etc.).

VOLUNTEER AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all volunteer programs, including, but not limited to, the adult, teen, community service and family volunteers, as well involvement in any events that require a volunteer presence. In addition, the coordinator is responsible for overseeing all outreach programs.

Duties Include But Not Limited too:

  • Oversees the overall operations of the volunteer program, including maintaining excellent record keeping.
  • Organize and lead regular volunteer meetings, orientations and trainings in accordance with HSP policy. Collaboration with other departments is expected.
  • Maintain and supervise the Senior Pet Connection and Pet Food Pantry programs, as well as any other community outreach programs.
  • Develop recruitment methods and participate in volunteer recruitment.
  • Determines schedule and distribution of tasks for all HSP volunteers.

Veterinary Internships & Externships

Ask us about studying with our medical department! Get hands on experience, credit hours and help homeless pets at the same time! The Humane Society of Pinellas has unpaid internships for veterinary technician students. Contact our Medical Manager, Nadja Inostroza, CVT, at [email protected] for more information!

#ThanksToMaddie and Maddie’s Fund, the Humane Society of Pinellas is offering paid externships to current 3rd and 4th year veterinary students! Please contact our Medical Director, Dr. Brenton Gallas, at [email protected] to get some hands-on shelter experience!

Sponsors

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