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Employment Opportunities

Our organization has a staff of 36 professionals and experts in their field and more than 1,000 volunteers. All positions require humane treatment of animals, willingness to learn and follow HIHS protocols, compassionate public service, excellent communications and computer skills, a clean driving record and no limitations in working with animals. Requires a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Hawaii Island Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. HIHS offers a generous employee benefits package.

The independent, non-profit Hawaii Island Humane Society has the following positions available:

 


Humane Officer - Waimea & Kona

An HIHS Humane Officer is responsible for educating the public about relevant animal regulations and humane animal care. Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes. Job duties include handling animals, enforcing local laws and ordinances concerning the care, use, treatment, licensing and impounding of animals. Applicants must be physically active, reliable, compassionate, willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols and Hawaii County laws.

Experience with animals is a plus but not required. Applicants must be dependable & mature with clean driver's abstract. Other duties may be assigned. The Humane Officer reports directly to the Shelter Manager. Positions are full time with a full benefits package.

 

Front Desk/Dispatcher - Kona

An HIHS Front Desk/Dispatcher is responsible for assisting customers and taking calls for assistance for animal related complaints from the public. The Front Desk/Dispatcher is also responsible for intakes, adoptions, redemptions, donations, licenses and all other sales. Applicants must maintain a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and provide humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes and being outdoors year round. Job may require help with handling, feeding and cleaning of kennel areas. Applicants must be physically active, reliable, compassionate, willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols for cleaning, sanitation, animal handling, and maintaining confidentiality.
 
Experience with animals is a plus but not required. Applicants must be dependable & mature with clean driver's abstract. Other duties may be assigned. The Front Desk/Dispatcher reports directly to the Shelter Manager. Position is full time with a full benefits package.

 

Part Time Animal Health Technician - Kona

A HIHS Animal Health Technician is responsible for maintaining the health for animals in our care while working with the HIHS Veterinarian and Shelter Manager. Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes. Experience in medical or veterinary medicine a plus, but will train the right person. Applicants must be reliable, compassionate and willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols and Hawaii County laws. Must have a solid work history and able to work a flexible schedule including weekends if needed.

Applicants must be dependable & mature with clean driver's abstract. Other duties may be assigned. The Animal Health Technician reports directly to the Shelter Manager.

Please apply for any of these positions in-person with your resume at the shelter you are applying for:

Waimea Shelter
67-1611 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuala, HI 96743

Kona Shelter
74-5225 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Kea'au Shelter
16-873 Kea'au Pahoa Highway
Kea'au, HI 96749