Animal Control Officer Job opening - McFarland state California ( Job openings )
McFarland , state California
( By Press Release office)
2022-02-02T00:00 - 2022-03-04T00:00 | 41 | 2
Y OF MCFARLAND
Animal Control Officer
$15.59 - $18.08 Hourly
$1,247.20 - $1,446.40 Biweekly
$2,494.40 - $2,892.80 Monthly
Open Until Filled
Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the position is responsible for the apprehending and caring of animals, determining the disposition of animals, enforcing various related State and local laws and ordinances, responding to complaints concerning unwanted, escaped, or other nuisance animals, and other tasks as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as a representative of City of McFarland, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretions in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
Respond to calls, captures, and transports and impounds stray animals.
Interview complainant and identifies animals’ owners.
Establish quarantines to determine health of animals may impound seriously injured or ill animals and arrange for veterinary care.
Provide assistance to the public regarding animal control matters; Responds to inquiries and provides information regarding local animal control laws.
Pick up and transport dead animals for disposal.
Issue citations or notices of violation in the enforcement of ordinances relating to animal control.
Prepare officer’s reports and maintain files & records.
Maintain safety and security of Animal Shelter.
Protect confidential information by preventing unauthorized release, both verbal and/or writing.
Input call information and write reports on Software System.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Operations, services, and activities of a municipal code compliance program.
Procedures involved in the Animal Codes and Regulations including methods and techniques of conducting and documenting field investigations.
Legal actions applicable to Municipal Animal Code compliance. Effective public relations practices. Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Methods and techniques of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Read, understand, and explain applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Obtain cooperation and compliance from members of the public by working tactfully and effectively.
Analyze a situation and adopt a course of action.
Exercise tact and independent judgment in dealing with the public; speak to a wide range of people; prepare clear and concise reports; present a positive public image.
Develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agencies, and organizations.
Handle sick, injured, dangerous, or dead animals and decomposing animal carcasses in a safe and humane manner.
Learn the physical and behavior characteristics of animals.
Learn breed identification; learn and recognize symptoms of rabies and other common animals’ diseases.
Learn the safe and accurate handling of animal control equipment; euthanize dangerous, sick, or unwanted animals; make simple arithmetic calculations.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Safely drive a vehicle.
Perform other tasks as assigned; and work independently.
Physical activity is required to climb stairs, walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling, twisting, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.
Must be capable to lift 75lbs.
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
Valid California driver’s license with good driving record.
PC832 (Must be acquired within 1
year of employment).
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