The City and County of Denver, Environmental Health, Division of Animal Care and Control is seeking Animal Control Investigators for the 2013 summer season (April through September).
This position performs entry level enforcement work while receiving training in the practices, procedures, and laws of animal care, control and enforcement methods and techniques. Works under close supervision, and as an employee gains experience, assignments expand in complexity and scope.
The Animal Care and Control Division is dedicated to:
Providing humane animal care at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter.
Reuniting lost pets with their owners and finding adoptable pets new homes.
Enforcement of laws relating to animals in the City and County.
Learns about responding to complaints about inappropriate animal behavior, enforces rabies vaccination and licensing requirements and dog leash laws and collects, impounds, and cares for animals. Issues legal summonses to leash law violators, owners of unvaccinated and unlicensed dogs, and other violations.
Learns and assists with responding to calls concerning injured animals, identifies sick or diseased animals, and takes precautions to prevent the spread of disease to other animals or humans.
Assists with the investigation of reported dog bite incidents and quarantines animals when necessary.
Returns animals to owners when the owner can be identified using city issued tags, micro-chips, or information from neighbors before an animal is taken to the shelter.
Learns to administer vaccinations to animals.
Performs compassionate and humane euthanasia on animals after receiving training and proficiency testing according to shelter protocols and completes required euthanasia paperwork.
Learns to maintain accurate and complete daily log of all related activities such as calls received for each shift, impoundments, and the disposition of animals, and prepares reports.
Operates vehicle and two-way radio in performance of duties.
Cleans and makes minor repairs to facilities and equipment as assigned.
Performs increasingly more responsible work as the employee gains experience and independently performs assigned duties.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certification. Experience Requirement:
One year of experience performing customer service and/or public contact work explaining policies and procedures. Licensure and/or Certification:
Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of application and as a condition of continued employment. The ideal candidate will have:
Strong customer service orientation;
Available to work evenings, weekends, and holiday shifts;
Willing to work outside and be exposed to inclement weather conditions;
Willing to perform animal euthanasia;
Willing to handle sick and/or vicious animals;
Willing to clean up animal excrement/secretions;
Willing to lift 25-50 pounds.
Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Classification Title: Animal Control Investigator 
Pay Grade:Compensation Range :
Agency: Department of Environmental Health - Denver Animal Shelter
To Apply : Please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit www.denvergov.org/jobs
Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. Recruiter : LM
Relocation assistance is not available.
These positions are seasonal positions without benefits.