City of San Angelo Texas
  • Animal Services
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 38,504/YR
  • Full Time

Position will be open until filled.

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, perform tasks related to rabies control, impoundment, education and prevention services.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely and humanely capture and transport animals, including those who are sick, injured or potentially dangerous.
  • Investigate reports of rabies exposure, dangerous or vicious animals and proper care violations.
  • Participate in prevention services such as teaching bite prevention classes, responsible pet ownership classes, etc.
  • Contribute to the programs and services that support the shelter's live outcome goal.
  • Establish quarantines and oversee home observations.
  • Respond to observed or reported emergency situations and ordinance violations as well as after-hours emergency calls as needed at the request of citizens and other government agencies such as the San Angelo Police Department.
  • Answer citizen questions and provide assistance and education regarding responsible animal ownership and ordinance requirements and assist in complaint mediation.
  • Write reports and record data on appropriate forms.
  • Issue citations, draft court complaints, obtain seizure warrants and testify in court.
  • Euthanize animals when necessary with understanding and compassion for the animal.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, after hours on call.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; and one year of experience working with animals; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid driver license.
  • Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure.
  • Basic Animal Control Certification must be completed within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Euthanasia Certification must be completed within twelve (12) months of hire.

Required Knowledge of:

  • Animal services and related programs.
  • State and local laws, regulations and ordinances concerning animal related issues and complaints.
  • City of San Angelo streets, roads, etc.

Required Skill in:

  • Safely handling wild, domestic and livestock animals, including those with unknown temperament.
  • Using computers and related software applications.
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Using tools to capture, restrain, and transport animals.
  • Verbal and written communication, including the ability to draft grammatically correct, concise reports under strict deadlines.
  • Public speaking.
  • Handling multiple tasks, prioritizing and problem solving under pressure.

Required Ability in:

  • Diffusing heated encounters, both human and animal.
  • Adhering to disease management and safety protocols.
  • Identifying animal species and breeds.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Work involves physical demands; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards, and be able to lift up to 80 lbs. Will demonstrate the ability to pull a sled w/ 125 lbs. 100 ft. to demonstrate ability to control animals and transport on a leash/pole.

Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.

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