Kennel Hand

$68,685 - $73,920 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 3
Salary: $68,685 - $73,920 plus superannuation
Position No: 47090, several
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 23 June 2022
Contact Officer: Eva Cawthorne on or (02) 6207 5181

Details: Domestic Animal Services (DAS) administers a broad range of legislation focused on regulatory and compliance issues dealing with matters relating to public and animal safety, registration of animals, patrolling, care of animals and promotion of responsible pet ownership.

As a Kennel Hand you will be part of a small team, based at the Mugga Lane Animal Shelter in Symonston and will be responsible for the day to day welfare and health of the animals held within the DAS facility. This will involve cleaning the facility, conducting health checks, feeding and administering medication, attending to minor wounds and abrasions, exercise and preparing enrichment activities.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQA+ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Animal Husbandry/Handling experience is desirable specifically dog handling.
  • Current non restricted driver’s licence.
  • Working with vulnerable people card and or willingness to obtain.
  • Be willing to participate in a seven day roster.
  • Wear a uniform and comply with the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Undertake office based duties and operational field based duties.
  • Be physically able to walk 2km at a brisk pace without resting.
  • Have no manual handling restriction that would prevent safe physical exertion, i.e push, pull, bend and lift (>10kg).

Notes: There are several positions available. This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. UnderABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Please submit a two to three-page application addressing the Selection Criteria providing examples demonstrating your suitability and experience for this position. You can find the Selection Criteria in the ‘What you require’ section of the Position Description. You will also need to provide a current Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.


There are several positions available. This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

11 Jul, 2022