Animal Welfare Attendant
City of Surrey
Surrey, BC

The Bylaw and Licensing Services Division has a regular full-time job opportunity at the Surrey Animal Resource Centre for an Animal Welfare Attendant. As an Animal Welfare Attendant, you are responsible for providing a high standard of animal welfare and behavioural support for a variety of species.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Evaluate animals to determine safety for handling requirements, behavioural needs and pathway options
  • Assist in the development and implementation of animal welfare and enrichment programs
  • Provide training and ongoing coaching for staff and volunteers
  • Offer pre and post-adoption consultations for animals needing behaviour and training support
  • Assist in developing written materials (protocols, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.)
  • Cultivate and foster partnerships with other organizations for placement and intake options
  • Perform other related duties as required

You will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of the principles of animal learning theory
  • Ability to monitor animal welfare, develop behaviour plans and determine prognosis
  • Ability to provide recommendations on policies and procedures
  • Excellent skills in presentation and public speaking
  • Ability to work with Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Physical ability to lift heavy objects and work with a variety of animals
  • Flexible schedule to assist at community events

As the successful candidate, you will have the following:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented with completion of courses in Animal Care
  • A minimum of two years of related experience in sheltering or working with animals
  • Preferred qualification: KPA, CPDT-KA, CTC, IAABC Supporting Membership
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with safe driving history

*** Please apply online @ to Job ID 2946 ***

Job Type: Full-time


  • sheltering: 2 years (Preferred)