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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2357128/107242
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Other
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Market Related Package
Location: Douala
G4S Region: Africa
Country:Cameroon


G4S Business Unit:Cameroon, Gabon & CAR
Closing Date: January 29, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

This position performs experienced service work caring for impounded animals under general supervision in the Bay County Animal Shelter.  This includes feeding and observing the condition of animals held in the Animal Shelter, maintaining sanitary and humane conditions at the Shelter and providing assistance to the public on animal related matters.  The position reports to the Animal Services Division Manager or any assigned line Manager.

Role Responsibility:

  • Checks animals brought to the Animal Shelter for registration and inoculation.
  • Records details of animal history; such as weight, food intake and license number.
  • Feeds and provides water to animals according to schedules.  Cleans and disinfects cages, pens, and yards at the Animal Shelter.
  • Provides daily exercise for animals in the shelter.
  • Assists in evaluating animals eligible for adoption.
  • Observes animals for signs of illness and reports findings to supervisor.
  • Euthanizes animals, following established procedures in selecting and segregating animals for euthanasia.
  • Ensures only identified animals are euthanized.
  • May perform manual custodial and housekeeping tasks and preventative maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Regular reliable full time attendance as scheduled
  • The employer may add to or change duties at any time and as determined by the County and its leaders to best ensure that the public is served through the work of the Department.

(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function which may be performed in the job class.  The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)


The Ideal Candidate:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
  • Six (6) months experience in kennel or veterinary work
  • Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted on a year for year basis;
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Ability to use special types of equipment.
  • Must be able to comprehend, speak and read the English or French language.
  • Must have and maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with the public.
  • Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Must obtain animals care Certification. 
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Cameroon driver license upon offer of employment with a driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy.

 Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of pet breeds, typical dog and cat behavior.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in the care and feeding of animals.
  • Knowledge of humane methods of care, restraint and handling of animals.
  • Knowledge of practices, policies and procedures of County Animal Control.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work under stress.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook is essential.

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: www.g4s.com 


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