Animal Care Attendant – Extended Part-time and Part-time

November 20, 2022
Irvine, CA
Job Type


The City of Irvine seeks candidates to provide daily care and enrichment for shelter animals. Candidates will assist with adoption counseling, behavioral assessments of shelter animals and customer service. There is one Extended Part-time vacancy - 32 hours per week and multiple Part-time vacancy - 19 hours a week. Future vacancies may be filled through this recruitment.

The ideal candidates possess a high school diploma or equivalent and some experience caring for or handling animals, preferably at an animal shelter.

For more information, please see the Animal Care Attendant flier .

Your Team
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine . The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The Community Services Department provides exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. The department consists of the following award-winning programs and services: Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Park Planning, Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).

The Process

Find more information in the Animal Care Attendant job description.

I nterview: After a thorough review of applications, those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to an interview.

Background Check : A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to appointment.

Medical Examination: A medical examination will be conducted, including a drug screening and proof of a negative TB test to ensure the ability to perform assigned duties. Please note: Although Proposition 64 legalized the personal use of marijuana in California, marijuana is a prohibited substance in the workplace. Marijuana detected in pre-employment drug screening may result in disqualification from employment based on applicable laws.

Future Vacancies: This recruitment may be used to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

Part-time employees are employed "at will" and their services can be discontinued without cause.

Certain City budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions. A qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.
Part time employees in designated positions requiring a minimum of 30 hours to a maximum of 32 hours per week on a year-round basis, are referred to as Extended Part Time Employees, and shall receive the following benefits:

Extended part time employees are eligible to participate in the City's medical plan. If you elect to enroll in one of these plans, the City will pay ½ of the employee-only coverage. EPT employees are also eligible to participate in the City's dental plan. If you elect to enroll in the plan, you will be responsible for the entire premium.

Extended part time employees receive retirement benefits through the California Public Retirement Program (CalPERS). The City offers the PERS 2.0% @ 62 plan for newly hired employees. Contribution rates are subject to change. Employees become fully vested after reaching the equivalent of 5 years of service. However, employees may elect to withdraw employee contribution funds upon leaving City employment in accordance with federal guidelines. The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

Extended part time employees accrue vacation credits at three-quarter the rate of full time, non-exempt employees. Extended part time employees with less than 3 years of service earn 60 vacation hours per year; those with more than 3 but less than 10 years of service earn 90 vacation hours per years; those with more than 10 years of service earn 120 vacation hours per years.

Sick Leave
Extended part time employees accrue 6 hours of sick leave per month.

Normally scheduled working hours, which fall on official City holidays, will be compensated. The City observes 11 holidays per year.

Extended part time employees are compensated at one and one-half times their hourly rate for authorized overtime work beyond 40 hours per week.

Part time employees are employed "at will" and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. As such, their services can be discontinued without cause.

Deferred Compensation Plans: Are available to interested employees.

Social Security: The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

Medicare: Employees hired after 1/1/86, are required to contribute 1.45% of their earnings.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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