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Animal Welfare Officer

Company: Shamrock Foods Company
Location: Stanfield
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) performs the full range of animal welfare services and field enforcement duties to assure ethical treatment of our animals. The primary functions of the position are monitoring and documentation of the treatment of livestock, including pasture and holding areas, and providing general security for Shamrock Farms. To assist in maintaining compliance and preventing the appearance of a conflict of interest, this position is managed outside the farm s leadership structure.Essential Duties:Monitor, audit and report on livestock care, wellness and living conditions.Conduct regular inspections of entire facility including grounds, pens, milking areas, calving areas, fields, fences and buildings.Train farm staff and management on proper animal treatmentInitiate immediate corrective action whenever observation or analysis indicates issues around animal welfare or safetyMaintain continual communication with farm staff and the public. Answer inquires and educate the public as to role of Welfare Officer.Analyze farms data to assure compliance, as well as document and create reports based on findings.Candidate must have sufficient transportation and be able to respond at varying times of day or night.Qualifications:Any equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above may be substituted. (Equivalent combination of education and experience must equal the total years of experience and education listed below).High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalentRequires one year of full-time experience related to animal welfare.Law enforcement or military service preferred.Bi-lingual (English, Spanish)Availability to go onsite and respond to issues on nights and weekends.Physical ConditionsCandidate must be able and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and seasons (heat, cold and rain) during various times of the day, night and weekends in a working farm environment which may include: noise, wind and dust. Employee will be working with large animals. Employee will be in contact with livestock feed.Position requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, climbing, and occasional lifting.Corporate Summary:At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first
our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922.Our Mission: At Shamrock Foods Company, we live by our founding family s motto to
treat associates like family and customers like friends. Why work for us? Benefits are a major part of your overall compensation, and we believe offering them at an affordable cost is not only the right thing to do, but it helps keep you and your family healthy. That s why Shamrock Foods pays for the majority of your health insurance, allowing you to take home more of your paycheck. And it doesn t stop there - our associates also enjoy additional benefits such as 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, as well as our incredible growth opportunities, continued education, wellness programs.Equal Opportunity EmployerAt Shamrock Foods Co all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Shamrock Foods Company, Maricopa , Animal Welfare Officer, Other , Stanfield, Arizona

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