Kennel Technician - City of Sugar Land, TX

Title: Kennel Technician
Type: Animal Services
Date Posted: June 23, 2021
Organization: City of Sugar Land, TX
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The City of Sugar Land is inviting hard-working professionals who are interested in a full-time position as a Kennel Technician to apply to join our amazing City! This exciting position works flexible hours which will includes days in the weekend. 


Why Should You Join Our Team? 

We are a full-service municipality located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. We pay our administrative professionals a competitive salary, depending on experience. We also offer great benefits and perks, such as 10 paid holidays, a generous vacation package that starts to accrue on your first day, a robust pension plan to set you up for a fulfilling retirement, flexible work from home opportunities, a down-to-earth casual environment and dress code, and a positive team-oriented culture. Our full-time employees have access to medical, dental, vision, disability, life and other insurance options. If we have your attention… Please. Continue. Reading!

About The City of Sugar Land

The City of Sugar Land, a municipality with a population of 111,026, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations, entertainment venues, and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family. Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home. Sugar Land's aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility.

We are proud to have been named one of the Top 50 places to live in the United States by The Press of Atlantic City, as well as the Best Texas cities to raise a family by Dwellics. We hire people based on their potential, not just their experience. We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. We believe that happy, talented employees add value to the City. We do our best to hire friendly, professional people who work hard and play well with others. We also promote a healthy work-life balance and personal development.


Are You a Good Fit?

The ideal candidate must be able to assist with feeding, cleaning, walking, and caring for all Sugar Land animals in the Animal Services Shelter.  The ideal candidate must maintain a knowledge and appreciation of Sugar Land and its basic safety standards and practices. An understanding of Animal adoption operations is a must for this candidate. We are looking for a candidate that can work independently and in a team with minimal supervision.   The perfect candidate will have experience with animal shelter operations. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for success in the role, as are high levels of accuracy, timeliness, and dependability. 

We are looking for someone who can provide exceptional customer service for a variety of coworkers, supervisors and the general public with professionalism and patience. Ask yourself: Do you enjoy helping and caring for animals in a fast-paced environment? Are you able to change tasks and priorities at a moment’s notice? Are you experienced in working with animals and coordinating volunteers? If so, please consider applying for this Kennel Technician position today!


What We Need from You as Kennel Technician

As our Kennel Technician, you will represent the City of Sugar Land Animal Services Division. You will be expected to clean and care for the animals within the Shelter. Most of the day will be spent feeding, cleaning and spot checking the kennels. Walking the dogs and socializing with the cats is paramount for this Kennel Tech Role. You will be responsible for assisting the Veterinary Technician with the administration of medications indicated by the contracted Veterinarian. Most of your day will be spent around animals. This position will enhance team building skills and your knowledge of animal operations. It is your priority to deliver excellent customer service to our citizens while maintaining the City of Sugar Land’s success with our Animal Shelter. 

The ideal candidate is hard-working, patient and detail oriented.  You listen to your superiors and co-workers. You are diligent and able to multi-task, so your duties get completed in an organized fashion. You follow through and are accountable for all actions. Being at work on time is a priority along with following all safety protocols. When an emergency situation arises, you are not easily flustered, but are willing to work hard to help in any way designated by your leadership team.  At the end of the day, you get great satisfaction out of completing a hard-days’ work by making our animal’s experience at the shelter a success! If you can do those things and meet the following requirements, we would be happy to speak with you:

  • High School or GED Certificate required. 
  • One year of experience working with animal services required.
  •   Data entry or administrative experience is preferred. 
  •  Valid Texas Class “C” Driver License

The City of Sugar Land is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

You must complete a City of Sugar Land Employment Application on the City's website to be considered for this recruitment. 
Please visit our employment page at to apply online. 

Job Post Expiration Date April 28, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.