Animal Protection and Control Officer
Full Time (40 hrs), Non-Exempt, Hourly
Larimer Humane Society is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Animal Protection and Control (APC) Officer. The Society’s APC positions are full-time, 40 hour per week, jobs responsible for enforcing State, County and City codes and ordinances governing animal control functions (e.g. field enforcement, licensing, animals at large, animal bite investigations, etc.) and includes animal handling and constraint. The position also performs the duties of an Animal Control Dispatcher. Officers represent the organization in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This position requires learning a wide range of policies, procedures and processes quickly and includes a significant amount of field work and animal handling. Requirements include a minimum of one year animal care, welfare and/or handling in a professional position. Proven clerical and math skills required. Must be able to read and interpret ordinances, prioritize duties and multi-task within a busy work environment. Ability to relate information to the public and staff in a concise, clear manner required as is the ability to work in direct contact with aggressive, injured animals. Previous enforcement and/or dispatch experience desired. Solid computer skills required and knowledge of Chameleon software helpful. The work schedule is generally 4x10 or 5x8, subject to business need, and includes one weekend day. Compensated on-call overnight shifts are required as are holiday shifts. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings. Living arrangements within 30 miles of the Shelter due to on-call duties. Please include days and hours of work availability in cover letter.
Hiring range starts at $12.65 per hour (non-certified), higher for certified, and is negotiable commensurate with applicable certifications/experience.
Closes May 31, 2017 or when filled.