Position Details: Animal Control Officer
SUMMARY OF POSITION Protects residents from stray or vicious animals and related diseases; captures and impounds animals; maintains records and prepares and submits reports. Must work rotating on-call and holiday shifts.
1.Reports to: Animal Control Lead Officer.
2. Other: Has contact with other county employees, animal shelters, local veterinarians, area law enforcement officers and the general public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/EXAMPLES OF WORK
1. Removes, impounds, manages, cares for and euthanizes stray and unwanted animals.
2. Patrols for stray, vicious, or injured animals and responds to citizen complaints regarding same.
3. Responds to emergency calls, such as cruelty to animal complaints, animal bites, and control of poisonous or dangerous animals. 4. Investigates bite reports and other complaints and determines if animal or owner of animal is in violation of ordinances and/or state law, issuing citations as appropriate.
5.Removes dead animals, transporting and disposing of them properly. 6.Traps wild & domesticated animals.
7.Maintains records and prepares required reports.
8. Prepares animals for rabies testing and transportation to lab.
9. Assists in the maintenance of animal holding facility, grounds, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with state regulations.
10. Assists Kennel Tech including caring for, feeding, watering, bathing, de-fleaing all animals, cleaning and disinfecting facility, animal enclosures, food bowls, litter pans and any other duty in which the Kennel Tech may need assistance.
11. Exercises and gives attention to animals.
12. Collects and handles monies and issues receipts.
13. Maintains electronic and paper files.
14. Attends continuing education classes and seminars, as required to maintain necessary certifications.
15. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: animal behavior; health regulations; local ordinances and state laws; equipment operations, and record preparation.
Skill/Ability to: safely and properly handle and care for animals; establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, vendors and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate a variety of office machines, including computer, calculator, copier and similar equipment; maintain necessary certifications; maintain an acceptable driving record and work flexible hours.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
1.High school graduation or its equivalent.
2.Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.