ACC Animal Rescue Specialist Position

Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC is seeking an Animal Rescue Specialist.  This is a full-time position that is eligible for overtime.

Keeping animals and people safe throughout the five boroughs is an essential function of ACC’s operations. The Animal Rescue Specialist is a community focused position responsible for helping promote a safe community for pets and wildlife, as well as citizens, by providing emergency animal rescue and response in all five boroughs. Under the direction of the Animal Rescue Team supervisors, they serve as the front line liaison between ACC and the community, delivering excellent customer service, compassionate animal care, and a top notch representation of who ACC is as an organization. 


Has a valid driver’s license in good standing for at least one year; ability to excel in a fast-paced, often high stress environment; must be forward thinking and anticipate challenges, responding to them quickly and completely; is an expert communicator; is a people person and a team player; is organized, detail oriented; able to maintain composure when faced with emotional situations including medically and behaviorally compromised animals; available to modify schedule as needed to meet the needs of the organization including on call responsibilities; ability to travel throughout the five boroughs daily; must be comfortable handling a variety of species and animal temperaments; must have basic computer skills; must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  

Education and Work Experience: 

Must have a high school diploma or GED. 3 months of professional driving experience required. Previous animal handling and/or customer service experience preferred. 

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