Nonfarm Animal Caretakers:

Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.

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Indiana Average Salary $21,900.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 13,810
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 29.19 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Develop relationship with animals to facilitate training and care
Care for plants or animals
Perform animal dental cleanings
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Perform housekeeping duties
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Repair pens, yards, or cages
Move materials, equipment, or supplies

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Perform animal euthanasia
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Identify animal disease or parasites
Solve animal breeding problems
Implement health or sanitation standards

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Related Licensing Requirements

Falconry License (18-0000000159)

312 IAC 9-10-13 Falconry licenses Authority: IC 14-11-2-1; IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-23 Affected: IC 14-22 Sec. 13. (a) A person must not take, possess, transport, barter, sell, or purchase a raptor for falconry purposes or to practice falconry except as provided under this section. (b) A license under this section expires the last day of February of the third year following the year in which the license is issued. (c) An application to practice falconry must be completed upon a departmental form. Before a license may be issued, the applicant must do each of the following: (1) Correctly answer at least eighty percent (80%) of the questions on a supervised examination covering basic biology, care, and handling of raptors and laws relating to the practice of falconry. 2 (2) Establish that the applicant has also completed an application for a federal falconry permit. (3) Meet any other requirements contained in this article. (d) A license to practice falconry is subject to the following conditions: (1) No species of raptor may be taken in Indiana which is classified as threatened or endangered under: (A) 50 CFR 17.11 (October 1, 1995); or (B) 312 IAC 9-4-14. (2) A golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) may not be used unless prior written authorization is obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (3) By July 31 of each year, the license holder must complete on a departmental form and submit to the division a report which includes the following information: (A) A list of raptors possessed by the falconer on June 30 of the year in which the report is filed by species, marker number, sex (if known), age (if known), and the date and where or from whom acquired.

- Indiana Department of Natural Resources~Division of Fish and Wildlife (3172336527)

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