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Jagger’s Doggie Daycare is taking applications for an a Flex-Time Kennel Attendant.
Please DO NOT apply in person or call.  Read the instructions below to apply.

The flexible Kennel Attendant job is great for someone who already has another job, but wants more income, or just wants to start a new career path with us in the pet industry. The Flex position will average 16-20 hours per week but could easily be more as there is room for advancement. The starting hourly wage is $9.25 on weekdays and $9.75 if working on a Saturday or Sunday. This is well above the Illinois minimum wage and will grow with experience and satisfactory work. We also pay employees "time and a half" on holidays and provide a merit raise after completing a successful 30-day probationary period.  Additional working hours and merit raises are very possible in the future for outstanding performance, and working as a team player, while always showing up to work on-time with a positive attitude.  We have several staff members who currently work 32 hours a week or more.

Qualifications for Kennel Attendant: 
You MUST be at least 21 years of age and mature (good references and track record, no drama)
You MUST have good communication skills.  We will check your spelling and grammar.
You MUST be able to routinely lift 50lbs or more and display no fear of dogs, including BIG dogs.
You MUST have a passion and love for dogs with ability to provide proper care as directed
You MUST be willing to thoroughly clean kennels and floors as directed (including urine & poop)
You MUST have a strong work ethic, and be mature and dependable (show up as scheduled)
You MUST understand that the job is NOT simply playing with dogs, it can tedious work at times
You MUST be a team player, who can work well around others & follow directions
You MUST be willing and able to work outdoors as well as inside, as duties are required on turf
You MUST have dependable transportation and a valid driver’s license, as well as insurance
You MUST have a valid phone number & email where you can always be reached
You MUST be able to pass a background check with no criminal record
You MUST be willing to work some weekend shifts, but usually not after 6:00pm
You MUST be able to work a six-hour shift with one (15-minute) break
               (Our shifts are typically 7am to 1pm, or 12Noon to 6pm, on weekdays, 8am to 2pm if working on a Saturday or a Sunday)
You MUST be able and willing to work at least two weekend shifts per month (which is extra pay)

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:
* Cleaning Kennels (mopping, wiping, scrubbing)
* Cleaning Floors (sweeping and mopping)
* Cleaning Artificial Turf (picking up solid waste, spraying down with hose/disinfectant)
* Cleaning Bathrooms
* Wiping Down Walls
* Disinfecting Rooms
* Washing Feeding Bowls
* Washing Towels and Blankets in machine (laundry)
* Routinely Watering the Dogs
* Feeding Dogs
* Taking Out Trash
* Administering Canine Medicine under Supervision
* Walking Dogs
* Moving Dogs from one play area to another play area
* Supervising a dog pack at play
* Checking inventory of belonging's for a client's dog 
* Keeping Leashes and Collars organized
* Assisting the Manager with customers in the lobby or on the phone, as requested
* Assisting the Dog Trainer or Dog Groomer with tasks as needed and requested
 

To apply, Please FILL OUT the application below with as much detail as possible and submit it to us electronically.  Because of our busy schedule in taking care of dogs at Jagger's, please DO NOT apply in person and DO NOT call us to discuss employment.  Submit your information and we will be in touch.  Thank you!

Name
Address
City
State and Zip Code
Phone Number
Email
Are you currently working anywhere? If so, where are you working and how many hours per week do you work? What are your duties?
If you are NOT currently employed, please explain the reason(s) you are not working anywhere.
Do you have any type of experience working with dogs? (Vet office, Dog Groomer, Daycare, Kennel, etc)
What other previous jobs have you held? How long did you work at those jobs?
Do you own any dogs yourself? If so, how many and what breed?
Explain to us "WHY" you wish to work at Jagger's Doggie Daycare?
Tell us about your Education: Did you attend High School? College? Trade School? Military? Please provide the year of graduation or completion.
Please Provide 3 Personal References. Tell us their relationship to you (previous employer, friend, relative) and how to contact them.
Can you pass a standard Criminal Background Check?
Explain to us the "assets and skills" that you can bring to our business as an employee? Tell us more than just "I like dogs."
Do you currently know anyone who works at Jagger's? If so, who are they?
Have you ever been a customer at Jagger's? If so, what services have you utilized at Jagger's and when did this occur?
As a Kennel Attendant, Can you routinely lift 50lbs and work on your feet for five to six hours at a time as often required in this job?
As a Kennel Attendant, Do you have any issue with cleaning up dog poop or urine?
As a Kennel Attendant, Are you prepared for daily mopping, sweeping, and scrubbing as needed?
Do you have a strong enough stature to work around large dogs that weigh 80 to 100lbs which is common at Jagger's?
Our weekday shifts are 7am to 1pm, or 12 Noon to 6pm. Any weekend shift would be 8am to 2pm. Are you available to work those hours?
Do you have a vehicle and a valid driver's license?
Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about yourself? Why should we hire you?
If interviewed and hired, when could you begin work?
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