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Animal Control Officer

05.12.18
Central California SPCA
Position: Control Officer Salary: $12.00 per hour Type: Full Time Location: Fresno, CA
Under the direction of the Field Operations Manager, 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.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Animal Control Officer is the entry-level class in which incumbents receive orientation and training to perform a full
range of animal control duties.
Working Conditions/Environment: Be patient & tolerant of loud, fast paced environments (barking), dog waste, odor
and hair. Physical exertion is required to subdue resisting and chase fleeing animals. Physical exertion is required to
climb stairs and over walls with constant running, walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling, and twisting; standing or
sitting for extended periods of time; Must have the capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the
general public. Physical effort is required to lift/carry injured/deceased animals and equipment of 75 lbs. or more with
assistance. Great mental ability is required daily. Exposed to sick and potentially dangerous animals.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Serve as a representative of CCSPCA, 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.
Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge of: Techniques for communicating effectively orally, and through written expression, experience providing
information, such as explaining rules and regulations to the public, preferably in the handling, care and control of
animals.
Minimum Requirements: 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. An up to date tetanus shot record is required. California
driver’s license required without major infractions on DMV record. Must be able to pass a background/ drug
clearanace. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email, and other computer programs such as Shelter
Buddy, Petpoint and/or animal databases.
Benefits
This is a Temporary Full Time Position and benefits will be offered when incumbent reaches Regular Full Time Status.
$12.00/hour DOE
Day shift: 8AM-5PM. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
CCSPCA is committed to a drug free workplace.
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