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Animal Services Officer

Company: City of Carrollton
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for performing activities related to enforcing animal services rules and regulations including patrolling neighborhoods to assist with stray or abandoned animals and assisting residences with resolving nuisance violations. Work is performed with limited supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Patrols assigned area for emergency and non-emergency animal situations, including strays and wildlife. Investigates complaints and bite reports. Collects rabies specimens. Performs vector control activities.
* Apprehends and impounds pet and stray animals in violation of animal control ordinances.
* Issues citations and license violation warnings to pet owners. Attends court hearings to provide information on violations and supporting documentation.
* Responds to a variety of requests for service originating from citizen complaints, complaints from the community, to mediate animal disputes with neighbors, and to provide information.
* Educates the public on animal control ordinances, policies, and procedures, including proper control and care of pets.
* Assists in euthanizing animals, following established guidelines and procedures. Assists in maintaining applicable euthanasia records and monitoring compliance with applicable certifications.

-Assists the public in locating lost pets and adopting new pets. Works with the general public and rescue/humane organizations to re-home animals from the shelter to permanent homes. -Evaluates temperament, health, and general adoptability of animals to ensure a safe and lasting adoption, which includes working with wildlife rehabilitators for the successful rehabilitation of injured or orphaned wildlife.

* Responds to emergency situations involving animals on an on-call basis after normal business hours.
* Participates in law enforcement functions requiring animal control assistance.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

* Knowledge of animal care and handling principles and practices;
* Knowledge of common animal diseases;
* Knowledge of animal behavior;
* Knowledge of animal breeds;
* Knowledge of animal traps, catch poles, and chemical immobilization techniques;
* Knowledge of sedatives utilized on animals;
* Knowledge of basic animal anatomy;
* Knowledge of proper cleaning and sanitizing methods and procedures;
* Skilled in caring for animals;
* Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines;
* Skilled in issuing citations and violations in accordance with applicable policies and procedures;
* Skilled in providing customer service;
* Skilled in handling difficult animals;
* Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
* Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
* Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals;
* Ability to load 75lb animal into transport unit without assistance

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* High School Diploma or G.E.D.
* Two years of experience as an animal care assistant.
* Requires a valid Texas Driver's License.
* State of Texas Basic Animal Control Certification within one year of employment.
* Basic Animal Handling Certification within one year of employment.

PAY RATE:
$18.80 HOURLY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.86 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Experience:
* Leadership: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: City of Carrollton, Carrollton , Animal Services Officer, Other , Carrollton, Texas

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