Open Positions

Thank you for looking into joining our team! 
If you would like to consider volunteering, we are always on the lookout for animal lovers willing to donate their time to the pets! Visit our volunteer page.

Humane Officer (FT or PT)

Our Humane Officer role is a very key position in our community to will assist and provide services out in the field in accordance with municipal contracts to meet the needs of SF and surrounding communities. Perform duties that promote compliance with laws regulating animal treatment and their welfare.

FT  or PT opportunity to join our team! Day & evening shifts; Hours vary depending on needs of department and coverage, rotating weekends plus on-call rotating weekends.
Compensation starts at $15.00/hour starting ($16.00/hr with law enforcement/corrections experience) plus we offer some benefits.

What you get to do!
Humane Treatment / Animal Control

  • Apprehend, transport, and lodge stray animals.
  • Enforce animal control ordinances as specified in contracts with municipalities.
  • Prepare documentation/reports as required.
  • Transport animals as requested by Vet staff
  • Set up housing for incoming animals: place animals in a kennel; provide food, water, blanket; place in system.
  • Monitor all areas in the shelter to ensure a neat, clean environment at all times.
  • Assist in euthanizing animals following established protocol when necessary.

Administration and Customer Service

  • Document admittance and release as needed; document issues related to animal care.
  • Enter calls in system daily, prepare a weekly report, and prepare monthly report to Executive Director regarding call log information.
  • Maintain vehicle in proper/good working order; follow all driving laws and limits at all times
  • Attend seminars and educational symposiums as directed by management.
  • Educate public (one-on-one or groups) on animal care and laws.
  • Establish a working relationship with Law Enforcement and assist when needed.

What you need (Qualifications):

  • High School diploma/GED required, Associates degree preferred;
  • Criminal justice degree and/or law enforcement/corrections experience or background required.
  • Previous experience in a kennel, Animal Control, veterinary, law enforcement, or similar environment.
  • Must be at least age 21+ for this role.
  • Valid SD driver’s license and ability to carry appropriate insurance.
  • Must complete National Animal Control Association, Level I, training within first year of employment, if has not already done so.
  • General understanding of South Dakota statutes that apply to animal neglect/cruelty.
  • Must be able to deal professionally and tactfully with customers and staff at all times.
  • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to write concise reports and sound computer skills.
  • Ability to work on-call on an evening and weekend schedule.

Competitive compensation plus benefits! A fun work environment with a summer picnic, holiday parties, community events, volunteering, fundraising, and of course a huge satisfaction providing great care for our "furry" friends.

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EOE/Background Check
Kennel Assistants (FT, PT)

At the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, caring for animals isn't a job — it’s our passion. We are a professional, highly innovative team of people who share a love for animals, and we're dedicated to making a difference in their lives and the community we serve. Interested in a career working to help animals in our community? Helping a pet go from homeless to loved is an incredible experience and a job like no other! 
Now hiring ambitious, reliable, and dedicated full-time and part-time Kennel Assistants!

We are looking for team players to grow with us and be flexible when there is a need. Must have excellent work history and attendance. Excellent customer service and computer skills. Shouldn’t be afraid to get messy as this job includes working directly with animals as well as washing and scrubbing kennels daily. Primary responsibility will be cleaning, administering vaccinations, and working with staff and the public. Our Kennel Staff are a very important part of our shelter team, for the cleanliness of the shelter and health of the animals. 

*Shift for the Full-Time Kennel Assistant opportunity is 7 am-4 pm Sunday-Thursday except Wednesdays are 9 am-6 pm. 
*Shift for the Part-Time Kennel Assistant opportunity is 7 am-1 pm, 5 Days a week includes Saturday and Sunday, and 3 rotating weekdays.

You will get to be a part of the process of helping homeless animals find a forever home; a job where you get to be a hero! These positions will be exposed to bleach regularly, so you must not have a bleach allergy. This position may also require you to occasionally lift 50 pounds. 
*Must be 18 years or older.  

Competitive compensation $11.75/hour plus benefits, fun team, events to attend, fur babies to love on and take care of - jeans day every day!  
EOE

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Kennel Team Leader (FT)

At the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, caring for animals isn't a job — it’s our passion. We are a professional, highly innovative team of people who share a love for animals, and we're dedicated to making a difference in their lives and the community we serve. Interested in a career working to help animals in our community? Helping a pet go from homeless to loved is an incredible experience and a job like no other!

Now hiring an ambitious, reliable and dedicated full-time Kennel Team Leader!
Kennel Team Leader on our team is a designated senior staff member within the Kennel Department. Responsible to assist the Kennel Manager in responding to staff questions and troubleshooting operational issues. This position is responsible for the proper feeding, handling and care of animals admitted to and boarded by the SFAHS, as well as for the cleaning and maintenance of the kennel equipment and facilities. This person is also responsible for providing high levels of service to co-workers and customers.  * Shift for Kennel Team Leader FT opportunity - hours range between 7am-6pm Monday- Thursday and every other weekend.  Pay rate $12.50/hour.  
Applicants must have good communication skills, be comfortable in assisting with euthanasia procedures if necessary, and speaking with members of the public when necessary.
These positions will be exposed to bleach regularly, so it is important that you not have a bleach allergy.
Must be 18 years or older.

You will get to be a part of the process of helping homeless animals find a forever home; a job where you get to be a hero!
Competitive compensation $12.50/hour plus benefits, a fun team, great events to attend, fur babies to love on and take care of - jeans day every day!  

Apply today

EOE

 

Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician (FT & PT)

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society (SFAHS), located on Benson Road in Eastern Sioux Falls, is seeking a self-motivated, caring, and reliable full-time or part-time Veterinarian Assistant or Veterinarian Technician to join our medical team!

In the role of a shelter Vet Assistant or Vet Technician, you will be responsible for overseeing the well-being of hundreds of animals on a daily basis. Early detection and communication to establish effective treatment is critical. Applicants must be able to communicate well, and work closely with all members of staff. In addition to providing a safe haven for all animals that come through our doors, the goal of the SFAHS is to address overpopulation by spaying and neutering, along with educating the public. It is vital to our cause that our staff members are dependable and exhibit a professional demeanor at all times.   

Clinical experience is not required, however, preference will be given to those with a background in animal care or previous experience in a clinical setting.  Preference will also be given to those who have completed a Veterinary Technology degree. A minimum of a high school diploma/ GED is required. Applicants must be skilled/comfortable assisting in surgical protocols, euthanasia procedures, routine exams, and speaking with members of the public when warranted. Experience or interest in shelter medicine preferred, but not required. 

Full-time position includes rotating weekends and holidays. Part-time position is primarily weekends. Work hours range from 8 am-7 pm. Full-time employees qualify for a variety of benefits including vacation and sick time, PT position qualifies for some benefits too. Compensation $12.50/hour for Vet Assistant and $13.50/hour for Vet Technician (5 years of exp pay rate is higher). 

Join our amazing team and make a difference that fills your heart and others.
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