Job Opportunities

Join Our Team!
The staff at the Yakima Humane Society strives to reflect our mission of helping pets and people. We offer a casual, but hardworking atmosphere. We value teamwork, a commitment to our mission and above all, a true passion for animals and the community.

We treat animals kindly and compassionately at all times. We serve the public in a prompt and friendly manner and we treat every co-worker with respect and value working as a team. Most importantly, we enjoy the fact that we are doing something important that makes difference in our community.

If this sounds like the right place for you, check below for our current list of job openings and download an application.

Download an Employment Application or pick one up at our Adoption Center. Employment Applications may be faxed to (509) 457-6919, emailed to, mailed or delivered to Yakima Humane Society, 2405 West Birchfield Road, Yakima, WA 98901.

To give us the best and most complete information from which to evaluate your qualifications, please send us a completed application and resume along with a cover letter describing why you are a good fit for this position and our organization. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Full-time positions are eligible for dental, vision and life insurance after 90 days (we pay 80% of the premiums), seven paid holidays and a generous paid time off plan. We also offer automatic payroll deposits, training opportunities, employee discounts on merchandise and limited veterinary services.

Current Openings
Animal Care Technician - responsible for the daily cleaning and sanitation of facility animal areas, including kennels, public areas, and passageways. Other duties include the feeding and care of animals and customer service. Staff carry out daily assignments, follow through on matters, and use independent judgment and training to take appropriate actions to deal with standard recurring situations.

Clinic Manager, LVT - We are opening a high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay & neuter clinic in our community utilizing the Humane Alliance national model. We are in search of a full-time skilled and passionate Clinic Manager, LVT to join our clinic team. The Clinic Manager plays a vital role in the clinic; managing day-to-day operations so the medical team can devote their time to delivering the highest quality veterinary care. The ideal candidate for this position will be adept with complete HR duties (hiring/firing, scheduling, payroll and conflict resolution), marketing (increasing revenue), streamlining inventory, and developing new clinic protocols for more efficiency, while promoting a healthy overall culture. Our ideal candidate will have above average time management skills and be able to motivate and inspire support staff to achieve professional goals. We are seeking a skilled, energetic, self-motivated, high-quality Clinic Manager with knowledge of shelter medicine.


For Future Consideration
Although the positions listed below are not currently available, we are ALWAYS accepting application for future consideration - so don't hesitate to apply!

Animal Control Officer - responsible for enforcing animal control ordinances, related laws and/or regulations through patrolling assigned jurisdiction(s) and responding to complaints of animal control problems; including stray, noisy or dangerous animals. Employees in this position require knowledge of animal control ordinances, the ability to investigate complaints, to write clear concise and objective reports for supervisory review and for evidence in court cases and a Special Police Commission to issue citations. Sound judgment is used in negotiating with the public in hostile situations regarding the handling and treatment of animals. Job requirements include: exceptional customer service focus, strong written and verbal communication skills, conflict resolution skills, computer skills and experience working with animals.