Animal Protection and Control Officer
Regular Full-Time (40 hrs), Non-Exempt, Hourly
We’re seeking qualified candidates for the position of Animal Protection and Control (APC) Officer. 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. Incumbents also perform the duties of an Animal Control Dispatcher. 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. Proven clerical, typing and math skills required. Previous animal care, animal welfare and/or animal handling experience strongly desired. Must be able to read and interpret ordinances, prioritize duties and multi-task within a busy work environment. Proven emotional intelligence, work ethics and integrity skills required. English and Spanish bilingual skills (reading/speaking) and experience 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.
Hiring rate begins at $16.00 per hour (entry, non-certified) and higher for Colorado certified candidates with applicable experience. Closes when filled.
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