Status: Full-time position
Location: Odessa, TX
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 8/15/13
Job Summary: Responds to calls for service involving at-large live, deceased or injured animals. Investigates animal complaints up to and including cases of animal bite/scratch cases.
Working hours for Animal Control officer may vary from M-F 8 am – 5 pm with an on call response. This response requires personal telephone service to the office.
Minimum of a high school diploma or GED certification required.
Prefer 3 to 6 months heavy customer relations experience.
Completes a basic animal control course not later than the first anniversary of the date the person assumes animal control duties as per Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 829.
Possess a valid Texas Driver License. Possess Euthanasia Certification from the Texas Department of Health or obtain within 120 days after appointment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to read, write, understand and follow oral and written instructions; handle and provide care for small and large animals; knowledge of laws relating to Animal Control Shelter operations and animal care. Be familiar with latest City and County ordinances pertaining to animals. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Thorough knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures. Be able to lift large size dogs, be able to euthanize animals, sick and injured as prescribed by ordinances.
Duties: Receives complaints and calls for assistance regarding at-large live, injured or deceased animals.
Impounds animals as prescribed by ordinances.
Cites violators of the animal ordinance.
Investigates animal bite/scratch cases.
Removes deceased animals from public thoroughfare.
Enforces all Federal, State and local laws pertaining to animals.
Performs humane euthanasia.
Maintains oneself in proper uniform and general appearance and behavior.
Prevents diseases from entering shelter.
Practices safety control.
Assist in the humane care and maintenance of animals in the shelter.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Responsible for keeping daily truck logs, noting time of call for assistance received, nature of call, disposition of call, and time call completed.
Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of assigned vehicle – cab and payload areas.
Perform other duties as required.
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