Helper Job at SEAACA, Downey, CA

  • Downey, CA

Job Description


9777 Seaaca Street

Downey, CA 90241

Fax: 562-803-3676

SALARY: $16.7436 to $20.7424/ HOURLY

The Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is seeking motivated, temporary part-time employees in an Extra Help position to join their team of industry professionals. Develop your skills and knowledge of the fast-paced environment of animal care and control at SEAACA. Any person hired into an Extra Help position is required to meet the minimum qualifications as detailed in this job description. Extra Help employees do not exceed 1,500 hours during 12 consecutive calendar months. The work hours are flexible and may include weekday and/or weekend scheduling.

Representative Duties: 

  • Assist various SEAACA Departments with daily assignments
  • Provide enrichment for animals in SEAACA’s care including but not limited to interactions and walking of dogs
  • May involve exposure and/or interactions with dogs, cats, and other animals varying in size, health, and temperament
  • Clean and disinfect animal enclosures and enrichment items 
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Provides general and pet licensing information to SEAACA residents at the Care Center and in the community.
  • Care Center maintenance including but not limited to detailed cleaning
  • General operation of computer and software including data entry and record keeping
  • Other duties as assigned


Other Duties:

Additional duties vary. This job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. A wide variety of duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to pass a Pre-Employment drug screen and criminal background check in accordance with all applicable laws regarding the nature of employment.
  • Shall possess the physical ability to perform all duties of the position.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in person, by phone, and email.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors. 
  • Prioritize safety for self and others while performing duties.
  • Utilize proper methods of safely handling and restraining a wide variety of animals.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with members of the public even when they express dissatisfaction and frustration. 
  • Comprehension to successfully execute oral and written instructions or tasks.
  • Adjust and adapt to assigned duties on a daily/weekly basis. 
  • Manual dexterity is sufficient to prepare handwritten records and for computer data entry.
  • Ability to tolerate loud animal noises and objectionable odors.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Training and Experience: High school diploma or GED
  • Special Requirements: Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Identification/Driver License: Valid, lawful California driver’s license or California-issued identification maintained throughout the term of employment.

Appointments must meet the following conditions:

Typical Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods, frequently stand and walk, climb, bend, stoop, twist, crouch, and kneel; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination, corrected hearing and vision to normal range, verbal communication. Ability to lift 50 pounds as demonstrated through a challenge test.

Transferring from an Extra Help Position to a Regular Position
An employee transferring from an Extra Help position to a regular position is treated as a newly hired temporary part-time employee serving a six (6) month probation period and the salary shall be established at the entry pay level for the grade of the newly assigned classification. Employees must meet the qualifications of the position they are requesting to be transferred to.

The rate of pay for an Extra Help employee shall be the entry pay level (Step A) of Pay Table 10-010. Payment for work performed is made on an hourly basis. The amounts of time for which the services are needed are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Extra Help positions are classified as temporary part-time and are not eligible for health or dental benefits; vacation or comp time accruals; paid holidays; jury duty.

Extra Help employees are enrolled in PARS, a mandatory retirement savings program for employees not covered by the ICMA retirement system.

The position will remain open until filled.

Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is an equal opportunity employer

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Temporary work, Part time, Trial period, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Weekday work,

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