Alberta Farm Animal Care Association

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) ALERT Line Job Description


Term & Workplace Information

  • Maternity Leave Cover- Bimonthly
  • Start Date: no later than April 1, 2019
  • Part time, on call (bimonthly 24/7)
  • Work remotely from any location – Close proximity to High River/Vulcan
  • Stipend- $400/month


Qualifications & Experience

  • Knowledge of all different livestock species and welfare issues that may affect them
    • Willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of Alberta geography and the ability to research locations.
    • Legal land descriptions and how to use them
  • Professional phone manners
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to remain calm and unbiased
  • Listening and problem-solving. Ability to think outside the box.
  • Relationship building


Responsibilities & Duties

  • On call 24/7 for two to four weeks at a time.
  • Coming up with solutions to calls in a timely manner.
    • Knowing who to call, locations in the province and appropriate actions to take.
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with the Alberta SPCA, RCMP livestock investigators and Farmers Advocate.
  • Following the ALERT Line Policies and Procedures
  • Good record keeping of calls made to the ALERT Line and the outcomes of those calls.
  • Sending weekly updates to the AFAC Executive Director
    • Knowing when to ask for help.
  • Working closely with the other ALERT Line coordinator and communicating open cases during (bimonthly) hand off.
  • Compiling stats to send out in: weekly reporting to Executive Director, monthly newsletters, Annual Reports and upon request.
  • Keeping information confidential
  • Providing support to ALERT Line volunteers when needed
  • Knowledge of all of the Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailers in the province and how to access them in the event of an emergency.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of calls including Cases (Potential issues related to the 5 Freedoms not being met, animals at large, etc.), Info Calls (Questions regarding animal production, where to find information, etc.) and Trailer Calls (Livestock emergencies- liner rollovers, barn fires, barn collapses, etc.)
  • Promotion of the ALERT Line with AFAC developed materials


Monthly Commitment

  • Approximately 20+ calls per month with varying time commitments- Estimated 20 hours/month
    • This number is subject to change.



  • Must speak fluent English


Application Process

  • Please submit resumes and cover letters to
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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