Come work with the very best. All your clients will wiggle with happiness when they see you. This fun work offers an unbeatable opportunity to serve your community with training, expenses, and mileage reimbursement for all employees, and with health & retirement benefit plans for permanent full timers.
PART-TIME PET CARE PROFESSIONALS:
Now hiring multiple part-time Pet Care Professionals who live in Alexandria neighborhoods, to join our great team providing in-home pet sitting and dog walks. We’re a small town team with wonderful loyal clients, and we’re looking for employees with a strong employment history working with animals, who care about quality and want to be rewarded with great pay and a supportive workplace. Must live inside our service area. Holiday and weekend hours are required, and paid at time-and-a-half. To apply, read the following requirements and complete our online application below.
Alexandria city neighborhoods (zip codes 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22314): Should have some availability 7 days a week, with availability weeknights, weekends and holiday hours required. 10-30 hours per week
Fairfax County (only zip codes 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309), serving Belle Haven to Fort Hunt to Mount Vernon neighborhoods. Should have some availability 7 days a week 7am – 10pm, with weekend and holiday hours required. 10-30 hours per week.
Send us your resume outlining your prior experience with animals in a paid or volunteer capacity, and all other work experience. Preference given to candidates who have worked with animals (veterinary technicians, vet assistants, shelter employees, adoption or foster managers, volunteers, animal control, and other animal specialists).
Experience and Education:
Experience handling and working with a variety of pets other than your own
Adept at administering oral medications and injections
Proven ability to handle emergency situations
Knowledge of animal first aid; ARC pet first aid certification preferred
4-year college degree required, or commensurate experience
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
Capable of controlling two strong dogs simultaneously on leash
Capable of walking several miles a day
No allergies to animals, dander, fur, or saliva
Must perform without restriction, moderately strenuous physical tasks including walking several miles, bending, stooping, ascending and descending stairs, restraining animals, lifting up to 40 lbs.
Skills and Qualifications
Must want the best for all animals, and be focused on their routines, comfort and happiness
Cheerful, service-oriented self-motivated, enthusiastic, team player
Ability to manage a daily schedule of appointments
Ability to work independently in a virtual team environment
Ability to follow detailed written instructions
Must pass a criminal background check and provide references
Must be a perfectionist, trustworthy, punctual, and have the highest ethics.
Candidate must have a reliable vehicle, an excellent driving record, a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance
2. EMail your cover note with your full resume and a list at least 3 professional references to: office at alexandriapetcare.com
What Happens Next:
We contact qualified applicants to schedule a phone interview, and candidates who pass the phone interview are invited to an in-person meeting and face-to-face interview with a manager.
Following interviews, selected candidates pass a national background check, ID verification, criminal history check, and reference check before being hired.
New hires begin work with a reduced schedule for paid training time in the first several weeks to ensure a successful transition, during which time they will meet with pet owners, meet with pet professionals already on staff, ride along on select client appointments with an experienced employee, and build up to working a solo schedule of appointments in 60-90 days.