Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. We offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence.


Transport Driver

Position Overview

Transport animals to and from off-site adoption locations, shelter facilities and media/adoption events by driving AHS vehicles. Transport animals to certain non-AHS locations as needed.  Assist other departments in transportation needs as directed. Assist the Adoption's Team as needed with dog walking, creating adoption profiles, and other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions

  • Determines the movement of adoptable animals while ensuring the behavioral and medical criteria of each location and kennel is met.
  • Safely and thoughtfully handle, load, and transport dogs, cats, and critters between AHS locations, to Media/Adoption Events, or to other rescue partners. This includes adoptable animals, strays, behavioral project, and/or animals in need of medical attention.
  • Monitor and notate changes of the medical or behavioral conditions of each animal in the shelter database.
  • Provide and maintain a sanitary environment throughout interactions with each animal, ensuring that personal protective equipment is utilized and proper sanitation protocols are followed.
  • Provide additional assistance to shelter personnel as needed, including but not limited to transportation of animals to non-AHS facilities, delivery of mail, and delivery of supplies.
  • Drive safely and ensure that animals are kept in safe and humane conditions while being transported.
  • Review vehicle and equipment and report any issues to the Transport Supervisor.
  • Operate and maintain the Community Cats Program. This includes ensuring eligibility for program, coordinating a safe release, and documenting all steps of the process through various software applications.
  • Ensure an excellent experience every time for the animals and people of our community by responding to inquiries from the general public related to Community Cats, shelter donations, as well as internal communications regarding animal and supply transfers.



Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.




Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid Arizona driver's license



  • Must be 21 years of age
  • One year of prior work experience
  • Experience with animal handling is preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language Able to speak, read, write and understand English.

Mathematical Basic

Technical Data entry and Outlook



Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation required.


Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to drive vehicles, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds to a height of 4 feet. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

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