Animal Attendant (Part Time) - Temporary

Dubbo Regional Council Part Time Permanent 15/09/2023


Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation. A large and diverse organisation with over 600 team members, we put relationships at the centre of our decision making and service delivery. With a population of almost 55,000 and a service catchment population of 120,000 people, our growing region offers a connected community with great access to nature, plus all the amenities of a major city. Find out more at


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Dubbo Regional Council offers a valuable service known as the Animal Shelter to the residents of the Local Government Area, providing a safe haven primarily for domestic cats and dogs.

The Animal Attendant plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the Dubbo City Animal Shelter. You'll be responsible for providing care management to the animals and coordinate the release of impounded animals. 

Please note that this is a twelve-month position intended to cover parental leave.

The role is part-time, requiring 19 hours of work per week, with shifts scheduled across all seven days in a rotating roster from Monday to Sunday.


  • Assist in asset management including daily cleaning and maintenance of Shelter office and animal facilities;
  • Assist in animal management including animal care, animal transport, and re-homing;
  • Provide a high level of customer service; and
  • Animal Welfare - ensuring animals are secure, safe and have access to food and water.


  • Previous work related experience in animal handling;
  • Previous work related experience in cleaning and maintenance of animal housing facilities;
  • Customer Service experience and high level communication and conflict resolution skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience following procedures and Work Health Safety requirements.


You will be confident and comfortable in handling a diverse range of domestic animals, demonstrating proficiency in their care, cleaning, feeding, and maintaining their hygiene upon their arrival at the animal shelter. 

Additionally, you will have good computer literacy, administration skills and a demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service.

You will be a team player with excellent communication skills who continually looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program.

DRC also offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment. Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $26,357 - $30,615 per annum (pro rata) plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Tuesday 9 October 2023.

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Council's Animal Shelter Coordinator - 6801 4641. 


  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume and copies of applicable qualifications.
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