Animal Protection & Control Officer
Regular Full-Time (40 hrs), Non-Exempt, Hourly
Seeking a professional career that involves helping both animals and people? We’re growing our Animal Control department! Our officer positions are regular full-time 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 include animal handling and constraint. Officers represent the organization in a professional, courteous and ethical manner at all times. The job requires learning a wide range of policies, procedures and processes quickly and includes a significant amount of physical field work, handling animals of all temperaments and more. Requirements include a minimum of one-year work experience and proven clerical, typing and math skills. Previous animal care, animal welfare and/or animal handling experience strongly desired. Experience reading and interpreting ordinances a plus. Experience prioritizing duties and multi-tasking within a busy work environment required. Previous enforcement and dispatch experience a plus. Proven emotional intelligence, work ethics and integrity skills required. English and Spanish bilingual skills (reading/speaking) in the workplace are a plus. 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 and injured animals. Previous enforcement and/or dispatch experience a plus. Solid computer skills required and knowledge of Chameleon (or shelter) software helpful. The work schedule is generally 4×10 or 5×8, subject to business need, and includes holiday and weekend shifts. Compensated on-call overnight shifts are required. 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 review the full job description for qualifications and requirements and include days and hours of work availability, as well as start date availability and salary requirements, in a cover letter.
Expected hiring range is $18.50 to $22.00 per hour commensurate with applicable experience and certifications. Closes when filled.
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