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For information about career opportunities with the Ontario SPCA please read the available positions below. The Ontario SPCA Provincial Office and its 56 Branches and affiliated Humane Societies employ a wide variety of staff from animal care attendants to investigators and more. Keep checking for new and updated employment opportunities across Ontario or check with your local shelter.

 Job Opportunities


The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a
registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50
communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Office in Newmarket.


Dispatcher – Provincial Office
Part Time Position 12 hours per week


Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provides emergency dispatch services for all incoming animal control and investigation calls at the Provincial Office
• Gathers specific information from complainants to dispatch to individual officers
• Tracks the whereabouts of the Provincial Inspectorate to ensure their safety
• Maintains dispatch log of all incoming calls
• Enters new complaints into PetPoint
• Assists officers with entry of cases into PetPoint, as required
• Provides switchboard relief for Provincial Office Reception
• Follows policies and procedures set out by the Society and reports all incidents to his/her immediate supervisor immediately
• Works in a safe manner and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
• Completes various administration tasks including review and filing of daily reports
• Reviews invoices and codes for various departments
• Assists with input to various database software
• Orders supplies for the department
• Other Duties as required.


Qualifications/Experience Required

• Strong administrative experience – 5+ years
• Minimum grade 12 or equivalent
• Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel an asset
• Previous dispatch experience
• Knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal legislation that pertains to animals would be an asset
• Able to deal with difficult situations in a calm manner
• Excellent communication skills required both verbal and written
• Excellent listening, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Must be detail oriented and flexible to perform a variety of duties
• Must be a team player and have a genuine compassion for animals
• Must be familiar with Windows and Microsoft Office applications


If you have a passion for animal welfare and have the qualifications above, please forward your resume by August 4, 2014 to:


Maureen Barclay
ACO Supervisor
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We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA; however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

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