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Animal Control Officer

City Of El Monte

Animal Control Officer

El Monte, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Animal Control Officer Salary $19.87 Hourly Location El Monte, CA Job Type Part time Department Community & Economic Development Job Number 201800070 Max Number of Applicants 100 Closing 1/27/2019 3:30 PM Pacific Summary THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN THRU THE ACCEPTANCE AND RECEIPT OF 100 APPLICATIONS OR THROUGH THE APPLICATION CLOSING DATE; THEREFORE PROMPT APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS ENCOURAGED. Under direct supervision, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement and communication of State and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to the care, keeping, treatment, and control of animals. The incumbent will respond to calls and patrol the City for animal control related problems and prepare accurate records and reports pertaining to activities. The Animal Control Officer may perform other related work duties as required and within the scope of this classification to assist in the furthering and advancement of city goals and objectives. Essential Functions / Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Patrols assigned areas to pursue animals by vehicle and on foot; Captures and impounds unlicensed, stray, and uncontrolled animals; Snares animals using special devices; Cages and secures animals in Animal Control vehicles; Examines captured animals for illness or injury; Handles and properly transports sick or injured animals to veterinarian for medical treatment; Takes proper measures to ensure that the animal will receive proper care and treatment; Consults with the public regarding zoonotic diseases as needed; Removes dead animals from roadways and other areas using special devices; Properly disposes of dead animals; Investigates reports of complaints of animals creating nuisances and takes appropriate actions; Investigates reports of violations including inhumane care or neglect of and cruelty to animals, dog bite incidents, and vicious dog attacks; Investigates the inhumane care of animals in homes, pet shops, exhibitions, strays, or occult activity; Issues citations and warnings to enforce City, County and State animal regulations; Recognizes and impounds diseased animals; Quarantines animals that are known or suspected of inflicting an animal bite on a person; Imposes quarantine procedures and provides follow-up contact to ascertain if the animal is showing any signs of sickness or rabies; Files reports with the Health Department; Prepares reports and maintains accurate records, logs, and files of the animals and activities; Prepares cases and complaints for court action and testifies in court; Answers questions and provides public education regarding laws, enforcement procedures, humane animal care and services, and owner responsibilities; Assists Police Officers and other agencies in taking pets into protective custody resulting from a death, arrest, emergency, or an animal impending a police investigation; Captures and impounds wildlife for evaluation for euthanasia; Performs euthanasia of an animal when a veterinarian is not available and it is reasonable and necessary; Operates computers to input and retrieve data and information; Safely operates and maintains the Animal Control vehicle and specialized equipment used in the capture, transport, and treatment of animals including tranquilizing equipment, and traps; A team builder with outstanding interpersonal skills, a flexible work style, collaborative work style; and Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, adn abilities is required for entry into the classification. A typical combination includes: Education: Graduation from High School or G.E.D equivalent, Associates Degree preferred, in addition to specialized training in police science, handling animals, or a related field. Experience: Two years direct experience in the care and handling of animals and customer service. License & Certification: Must have a valid California Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability. Successfully complete the Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy (Basic) prior to the conclusion of probation as well as achieve: California Penal Code 832, Chemical Immobilization Certification, and Euthanasia by Injection Certification prior to the completion of probation. KNOWLEDGE OF: Some knowledge of the organization and function of City government, customer service principles, practices, and methods; arithmetic, grammar, spelling, word meaning; materials and equipment used in office operation; administrative policies and procedures; English usage, arithmetic, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office methods, procedures and equipment and business letter writing; organization, procedures and operating details of the City departments to which assigned. Office administrative practices and procedures; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; Basic methods of animal collection, care, and disposal; Zoonotic diseases; Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of animal capture and control; Principles and procedures of record keeping; Principles of basic report preparation; Principles and practices used in dealing with the public; Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment; and Safe driving principles and practices. SKILLS IN: Operating modern office equipment, including computer equipment; and Operating necessary tools and devices to capture and immobilize animals; and Operating a radio and a motor vehicle safely. ABILITY TO: Learn general animal diseases to help determine the proper deposition for an animal; Learn, interpret, apply, and enforce the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal care, control, keeping, and treatment, and protection laws and regulations; Medicate animals for the purpose of immobilizing; Identify dog and cat breeds and their characteristics; Recognize normal and abnormal behavior in domestic and wild animals; Determine the proper action to take when confronting animals who are agitated, vicious, frightened, or injured; Act quickly and calmly in emergencies; Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, concise and complete records; Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public; Work independently in the absence of supervision; Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Respond back to work within one hour when on standby duty; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and Perform euthanasia of an animal in a safe and humane manner when a veterinarian is not available and it is reasonable and necessary. Additional Information PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: The physical, mental and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed outdoors in seasonal weather conditions with constant exposure to heat, moving objects, noise, dirt, and odors. Frequently encountered conditions include; cold and hot temperatures, slippery surfaces, cramped positions, dust, odors, and chemicals. Emergency situations are also frequently encountered. Physical demands include carrying, climbing, crawling, running and lifting of heavy objects. Work during the evenings, weekends, and holidays may also be required. May be required to be on-call during these times. MENTAL DEMANDS: Employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data; use math and mathematical reasoning; analyze and solve problems; learn and apply new information; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; meet intensive and changing deadlines and interact with City staff, customers, vendors, contractors, and the public. NOISE LEVEL ENVIRONMENT: The employee typically works in office conditions; the noise level is frequently quiet or moderately quiet, at or below 85 decibels. The Recruitment and Selection process for this Position: The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the selection requirements. The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed in one (1) of three (3) Bands on the Eligibility List. The names will be placed in alphabetical order within each Band. The Eligibility List will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the List is posted. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, a comprehensive background check is conducted including; fingerprinting, a pre-employment medical exam including drug screen is required. E-Verify: The City of El Monte is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees in the United States. Incumbents in hourly positions are ineligible for health, dental, vision, and other benefits. Agency City of El Monte Address 11333 Valley Boulevard El Monte, California, 91731 Phone (626) 580-2040 Website

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